I’m not sure what on earth is going on over at Rottentomatoes.com but the critical populace needs to take it easy on that free Kool-Aid the studios have been handing out. I mean how on earth can Angels & Demons and Night at the Museum 2 have a higher rating than Terminator Salvation? It barely has more then Dance Flick! Is Terminator really a bad movie, or are the critics forgetting that their supposed to write objectively about any movie regardless of how they feel about the project? I saw the movie last night, and as much as I hate using the phrase “It’s a definite crowd pleaser,” I would recommend it to anyone. You could feel the entire audience in the full theater holding on to their seats as the movie progressed, cheering & screaming at all the right moments. Sure, the 3rd act gets a little lame and slightly ridiculous, but come on, how much does a filmmaker have to do to please these critics? The first hour is brilliant & it contains some of the best effects and action sequences I have ever seen. Not to mention the nail biting tone, the sick score and all the great acting. Sam Worthington in particular rises above the entire cast.
After watching the movie and then reading rotten review after rotten review, I got the sense that most of the critics never gave the movie a fair chance. They were expecting it to be bad just because McG directed it and not the brilliant James Cameron. I know McG made those silly Charlies Angels flicks (and I know he has an equally silly name), but Terminator Salvation is a completely different type of movie and for the most part it has some really good directing. Night at the Museum 2 is nothing but a commercial for everything the big companies want to push on your kids, just like that horrible Hanna Montana Movie that also has a higher rating then Terminator. (WTF?) So to all the movie lovers out there, I recommend you make your own decisions about a movie’s worth and for god’s sake stop listening to the Tomatometer. It’s not fresh anymore.