Skynet became self-consient at the start of the 21st Century and saw humanity as a threat. The result was Judgment Day where the computer AI launched an all-out attack on mankind. A large part of humanity has been killed and the survivors are faced with a war against the machines. When the resistance finds out there’s a signal that can shut down the Terminator robots from a distance, hopes grows that the war can be ended once and for all. However, before they can start the attack, John Connor has to make sure that Kyle Reese (who’s been captured by the robots) survives as otherwise he himself will never have existed, obliterating mankind’s hope for the future.
Sound and Vision:
Excellent level of detail (also in dark scenes) and sharp images, no compression errors, grain or edge enhancement, … as far as transfers go this one has one of the best image qualities we’ve seen.
The DTS-HD track is similarly sublime with plenty of action coming from all the channels, good bass from the subwoofer and overall extremely dynamic sound while dialogues remain crystal clear at all times. If you’re looking for a track to show off your system, this is it!
– Reforging the Future
– The Moto-Terminator
– Focus Points
– Maximum Movie Mode
– Movie IQ
Plenty of interesting extras that give a very good view on the production process and add to that some blu-ray exclusive extras that really make use of the medium and internet. Great stuff!
Terminator Salvation may not become as legendary as the first two movies but it’s definitely better than number three and a good reboot of the series in a different time setting. Christian Bale and Sam Worthington do an excellent job on the acting and we’re already looking forward to part 5.
As far as Blu-ray releases go, we can only applaud what Sony has done here. Image and sound quality are sublime and also the extras don’t disappoint by giving a good combination of “standard” features that give better insight in the production, as well as some blu-ray exclusives that show what the medium is capable of. The fact that you can check out the theatrical version as well as the Director’s Cut is only an added plus.
Overall: Terminator Salvation is a technical highlight for Blu-ray and as a movie itself it isn’t too bad at all either. Must-have!