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Still, I was determined to watch (almost) every summer movie and so this one went into the bag. Besides, Lee-Ann and I were trying to kill time before the 'party' so this was something productive we could do. Plus Lee-Ann is a great movie-mate when she's not asleep.
And so because I wasn't expecting anything , all I was looking out for was that scene in the movie where Bale freaks out. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed the film that I didn't even bother to figure out which scene it was. I don't think I could watch this over and over, I'm already exhausted from all the exploding in this film. And there were a lot.
The Critics Say
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Bale even cedes the juiciest part to Aussie newcomer Sam Worthington, who is star material as a machine with a conscience. T4 is a mixed bag, but it's not f***ing amateur.Not that it's a competition between Christian Bale and Sam Worthington because I thought they both did well but considering Christian Bale's the more 'experienced' actor, I can understand why people would be expecting more from him. But I actually appreciated how Bale didn't do things over the top with his portrayal of John Connor and instead let Marcus Wright's character shine.
Dana Stevens of Slate said:
A good summer movie isn't just an uninterrupted crescendo of cacophony. You need stuff IN BETWEEN the fireballs and the cyborgs.Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said:
Most of the running time is occupied by action sequences, chase sequences, motorcycle sequences, plow-truck sequences, helicopter sequences, fighter-plane sequences, towering android sequences and fistfights. It gives you all the pleasure of a video game without the bother of having to play it.I agree with both Stevens and Ebert though on this point. I'm sure a lot of folks would enjoy the constant blowing up of things. In fact, every freaking scene had something exploding or someone being chased, but like Lee-Ann said, if Bryce Dallas Howard were really pregnant, she'd have given birth from the sheer amount of action going on. And there was a lot.
I don't think I was given time to let one car chase sink in before they blew up something else. Then when I was about to process the explosion, they drop some machine combat and I just couldn't rest at all. They cannot blame this film for lacking in action. This film redefines ACTION-PACKED though not always the best thing.
And Then I Try To Say
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Obviously, I enjoyed this movie far more than I thought I ever would. This one has sequel written all over it too. And why not? Maybe a little more humor/romance/breathing space in between though, McG? I like the action but I also want to live a long life, so let's not give me a cardiac arrest anymore, okay?
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