History Film / TerminatorSalvation

1st Oct '17 11:50:20 AM AnotherGuy
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** [[spoiler:The surviving members of the resistance apparently figure that the middle of an open field is a perfectly acceptable substitute to a sterile surgical theatre, despite the risk of infection being off the charts. They also don't bother to check if Marcus is even compatible with John (and, thus, whether or not his body has a decent chance of accepting the transplant), and no mention is made of getting the anti-rejection drugs John would need for the rest of his life.]]

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** [[spoiler:The surviving members of the resistance apparently figure that the middle of an open field is a perfectly acceptable substitute to a sterile surgical theatre, despite the risk of infection being off the charts. They also don't bother to check if Marcus is even compatible with John (and, thus, whether or not his body has a decent chance of accepting the transplant), and no mention is made of getting the anti-rejection drugs John would need for the rest of his life. Justified in that they're desperate, John is going to die regardless, and Marcus is a DeathSeeker.]]
1st Oct '17 11:46:37 AM AnotherGuy
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** The T-800 scratches John's left eye and cheek with red-hot claws, explaining how he got those scars shown in ''T2''.
29th Sep '17 12:37:43 AM StardustSoldier
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* ActionizedSequel: Much more so than previous two films, as the film takes place in the middle of war.

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* ActionizedSequel: Much more so than the previous two films, as the film takes place in the middle of war.
30th Aug '17 6:20:46 PM randomguy399
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** The scene where Marcus rides a motorbike and the scene where Connor appropriates another one pay homage to several iconic moments of [=Steve McQueen=] in ''Film/TheGreatEscape''.

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** The scene where Marcus rides a motorbike and the scene where Connor appropriates another one pay homage to several iconic moments of [=Steve McQueen=] in ''Film/TheGreatEscape''. Also, the guy who loses his cool and tries to jump the fence only to get shot is very similar to Ives' death from that film, including the way his body hangs from the fence as he dies.
7th Aug '17 5:57:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* InfantImmortality: The little mute girl, Star, survives the film, even after she and Kyle Reese were kidnapped.

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* InfantImmortality: ImprobableInfantSurvival: The little mute girl, Star, survives the film, even after she and Kyle Reese were kidnapped.
5th Aug '17 4:24:43 PM moloch
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The film takes place during the war with the machines and shares no ties to ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''; while it references both ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', it keeps those references vague. ([[Film/TheTerminator The first film]] holds more importance to ''Salvation's'' central themes than the other two films.) ''Salvation'' forgoes the idea of time travel in favor of a [[GenreShift sci-fi war]] slant on the franchise.

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The film takes place during the war with the machines and shares no ties to ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''; while it references both ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', it keeps those references vague. ([[Film/TheTerminator The first film]] holds more importance to ''Salvation's'' central themes than the other two films.) ''Salvation'' forgoes is also the only ''Terminator'' to forgo the idea of time travel entirely[[note]]Aside from Marcus' nature as a FishOutOfTemporalWater - in favor that sense it's the only instalment where the "time travel" is into the future rather than the past[[/note]] in favour of a [[GenreShift sci-fi war]] slant on the franchise.
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11th Jun '17 5:34:44 PM TheTropingGopher
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* WhamShot: Several:
**Marcus and Blair walk across a Minefield which is relatively harmless to Humans (the Mines are magnetic, which makes them more lethal to Terminators). All is going well, the base is in sight, [[spoiler: and then suddenly a Mine magnetically attaches itself to Marcus' right leg]].
**Near immediately after, Marcus is dragged into the base and examined. He's then taken prisoner for some reason, before John reveals to Marcus and the audience that [[spoiler: he himself is in fact a Terminator]].
**The classic T-800. John checks a cell block to try and find Kyle Reese, and suddenly one of the doors is forced open; the T-800 menacingly marches out to confront John, bearing a familiar face...
11th Jun '17 5:26:42 PM TheTropingGopher
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*FreezeFrameBonus: Pausing the film when Marcus accesses Skynet's computer system reveals newspaper articles printed shortly before the War that details more of why he was executed; he apparently murdered his own brother in cold blood by stabbing him to death, but it doesn't state exactly why he did it. However, the article somewhat lies by stating Marcus was remorseless in his crime, when he is shown to genuinely feel guilty. Marcus also states that he killed two Police Officers, something the article also failed to mention.


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* VillainProtagonist: Marcus Wright. Before he was [[spoiler: a Terminator]], he was a murderer who was sentenced to death for butchering his own brother and killing two Police Officers. While the film largely leaves out the details of how this came to be, once you do find out how exactly he killed his brother, Marcus becomes a lot more difficult to root for as a Protagonist. His only saving grace is that he feels genuine guilt over his actions, and is seeking a chance at redemption, going so far as to donate his corpse to science.
24th Apr '17 6:54:22 PM TitoMosquito
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** Some wandering humans wouldn't immediately band together, as they would rather kill each other for food, clothing, or just for their own amusement.
19th Mar '17 2:25:30 AM Phoenixion
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* ActionizedSequel: Much more so than previous two films, as the film takes place in the middle of war.
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