• Publication date: February 1, 2011

The End Begins Here Terminator Salvation: Humanity Fights Back

Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) is a death row inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection. Now sorrowful for his criminal past, he agrees to donate his body for scientific research in an attempt to compensate for earlier transgressions. The following year an experimental emergency defense system utilizing artificial intelligence is launched by the United States military. In a scenario reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey the system, codenamed Skynet, becomes an autonomous entity, rebelling against its human creators.

Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) is a death row inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection. Now sorrowful for his criminal past, he agrees to donate his body for scientific research in an attempt to compensate for earlier transgressions. The following year an experimental emergency defense system utilizing artificial intelligence is launched by the United States military. In a scenario reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey the system, codenamed Skynet, becomes an autonomous entity, rebelling against its human creators.

The years between 2003 and 2018 were filled with catastrophe as Skynet launched a global nuclear war on humankind. John Conner (Christian Bale) was one of the few remaining, who subsequently led an ongoing rebellion against the network. After ambushing a Skynet facility, Conner discovers a group of human prisoners who perished in the attack. One survived however: Marcus, who was successfully transformed into a cyborg. Fortunately, he was not under the network�s control, though his mechanical underpinnings proved advantageous in protecting himself from other droids, known as Terminators.

John remains distrustful of Marcus however, insisting that he is merely another Terminator who will sabotage the rebellion. Eventually Marcus earns Conner�s trust though, and he joins the other human rebels: Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and Star (Jadagrace Berry). With Wright�s assistance the rebellion will remain active, even during its bleakest moments. Unfortunately this victory is not without great sacrifice, and Marcus can at last pay his debt to society in a most respectful manner.

Terminator Salvation followed in the successful footsteps of the franchise�s previous films, earning an impressive $371 million at theaters around the world and 5 Teen Choice Award nominations. Its was scored by famed musician Danny Elfman and also features tracks by heavy metal groups Alice in Chains and Guns N' Roses.

Year: 2009

Duration: 115 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Starring:

Christian Bale

Sam Worthington

Moon Bloodgood

Helena Bonham Carter

Bryce Dallas Howard

Common

Jane Alexander

Director: Joseph McGinty Nichol (McG)

Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science fiction violence, action, and explicit language.