May. 24th, 2009

schizoauthoress: (T2-John-UncleBob-Sarah)
...was at least a salvation from the shitty casting of T3. Christian Bale's portrayal of John Connor probably comes the closest to what I've been building John up in my head as since T2. He felt more like a reasonable 'stop' between Edward Furlong and Michael Edwards (as seen in T2) than Mister Blondy McBlond Blond, Nick Stahl. (Yes, I'm still bitter.)

Bryce Dallas Howard did very well taking over the Kate Brewster character as well. Whereas in T3, Claire Danes' Kate was almost always terrified and shrill, Howard's Kate is competent and focused. It shows a lot of growth. I was never too fond of Kate in T3, but I think that they allowed us to see enough of a kickass Kate in T4 that I might grow to really like her.

I don't think this was an awesome film, but it was a good one. Miles better than the inferior sequel that is T3. I had some issues with the Resistance setup, and at least one of John's speeches, and there were some editing problems. (Including one horribly ADR'd line near the beginning, completely unnecessary.) I just tried to keep in mind that this film was set 11 years before the TDE was developed and deployed (when Kyle claims, in the first film, that "we'd won"), and there is the possibility of other films to fill the gap.
A cut so I may speak freely. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS! You know the drill. )
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...was at least a salvation from the shitty casting of T3. Christian Bale's portrayal of John Connor probably comes the closest to what I've been building John up in my head as since T2. He felt more like a reasonable 'stop' between Edward Furlong and Michael Edwards (as seen in T2) than Mister Blondy McBlond Blond, Nick Stahl. (Yes, I'm still bitter.)

Bryce Dallas Howard did very well taking over the Kate Brewster character as well. Whereas in T3, Claire Danes' Kate was almost always terrified and shrill, Howard's Kate is competent and focused. It shows a lot of growth. I was never too fond of Kate in T3, but I think that they allowed us to see enough of a kickass Kate in T4 that I might grow to really like her.

I don't think this was an awesome film, but it was a good one. Miles better than the inferior sequel that is T3. I had some issues with the Resistance setup, and at least one of John's speeches, and there were some editing problems. (Including one horribly ADR'd line near the beginning, completely unnecessary.) I just tried to keep in mind that this film was set 11 years before the TDE was developed and deployed (when Kyle claims, in the first film, that "we'd won"), and there is the possibility of other films to fill the gap.
A cut so I may speak freely. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS! You know the drill. )

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