Adamantium Bullet
13Jul/15

From The Vault: TERMINATOR SALVATION

FROM THE VAULT is a spoilery, mildly rambling, sometimes NSFW look back at forgotten favorites, forgettable flops, underrated gems, and early entries in already established film franchises.

In this episode of FROM THE VAULT, J Bryant and AngieBee revisit McG's TERMINATOR SALVATION starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Jadagrace, Michael Ironside, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Helena Bonham Carter, and, for about two seconds, Terry Crews.

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THE PLOT 2

Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynets operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

THE REVIEW 2

USELESS KNOWLEDGE

> Special effects wizard Stan Winston died during filming, making TERMINATOR SALVATION the last film he provided visual effects for.

> Old recordings of Sarah Connor are played in the film, with lines nearly word-for-word from THE TERMINATOR. Linda Hamilton voiced the lines herself in an uncredited role.

> In the original THE TERMINATOR Kyle Reese asks the police "What day is it? What year?" And one of the first things Marcus Wright says to Kyle Reese is "What day is it? What year?".

> The trick with keeping a shotgun attached around the arm that Marcus shows Kyle Reese, is used by the older Kyle Reese played by Michael Biehn at the beginning of the original THE TERMINATOR, after he saws off the butt to shorten the shotgun he stole from the police squad car.

> Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to cameo in the film, stating that a brief appearance would be cheating the audience.

> Director McG asked the cast and crew to read the novel "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick - the basis for BLADE RUNNER - because he wanted them to absorb the bleakness of the world in the novels.

> Director McG actually went to visit James Cameron who was working in New Zealand on AVATAR to gain insights and respecting the mythology set in the first two films. It was during there that Cameron recommended his art director Martin Laing to work as a production designer and Sam Worthington to play Marcus.

> Was intended to be the first of a new Terminator "Future War Trilogy", all done by McG, but the films poor performance and reception led to McG being fired and replaced before the next two films ever came to fruition. Instead, a new trilogy is planned to begin with TERMINATOR GENISYS.

> All of the above USELESS KNOWLEDGE was provided by IMDB.

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