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Terminator Salvation

So I just got back from the movie theater after watching Terminator Salvation. I am one of the people who didn’t really like the old Terminator movies but still am really fond of the back-story of the movies. Due to this I had quite high expectations for this movie because of other reviews I read which said that this was a movie not like the others. A bit darker interpretation of the mythology and also a bit more theatric instead of just plain action.

My first thought after the movie was done was that they did in fact show off to much of the movie in the trailers they have been showing both in movie theaters but also online and on TV. There are spoilers within the trailers that would have been better of if the audience were to discover them during the movie itself.

“The world is a bad place and there is really no light at the end of the tunnel…”

This aside though it is a quite good movie. As with most re-visited movies in the action genre now days the story has been darkened down a bit. The world is a bad place and there is really no light at the end of the tunnel, much like the latest Batman movies where they have totally revamped the story to be more raw. In short there are terminators everywhere and the war is raging on for the survival of the human race. Special effects are everywhere but the raw feeling make them blend in just fine. There is a number of flaws in the story itself where one can clearly see that they had to improvise to get the plot going which does lower the overall score of the movie.

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Image is from The Internet Movie Database

Christian Bale really do pull of the role of John Connor and his charisma is great for the character and also Sam Worthington is doing a good job being Marcus Wright, not as strong as Bale but still good. Mr Bale was reluctant on taking the role for quite some time before shooting but I am glad that he did do it in the end.

To sum it all up, if you are looking for a good action movie which gives you mini-guns, swollen muscles and big explosions all mixed within a story of annihilation and judgment – this is a movie for you. Of course it makes the best appearance at the movie theater due to powerful sound and graphical effects.

Best part of the movie is the long consistent scene in the beginning of the movie which opens up the story and introduce John Connor. Beautiful piece of art created by a camera and backpack of GFX! The least appealing part of the movie I’d say is the poor way of telling the end of the story, which I am not to tell here, and it feels a bit like they ran out of time and had to wrap it all up in a bit of a hurry.

The flaws in the story is the major problem with the movie and what needed to be fixed for it to become a better movie then it was.

Die Welle, aka The Wave

I REMEMBER BACK IN SCHOOL quite some years ago, we got a book in our hands and about one week to finish it. The title of this book was The Wave and we all read and tried to analyze. Probably the understanding of the actual story in this book did not hit me until a few years later, I thought I understood it but I guess I didn’t.This old thought made me fire of one big smile when I found out that this story actually had been made into a movie. Had to see it.

THE MOVIE kept the story and the feeling as I remembered it, some parts of it was changed to better fit a visual interpretation of course. The Wave is about a teacher which is a warrior of the old reactive ways and his mindset of letting the kids understand how the world works. By setting up a one week project where he aims to show everyone how easy it is to be caught up in a dictatorship he cross the line of what a teacher actually should let his pupils do.

BY THE FACT that the movie also is a German production, set in Germany in our time, the question about if a people who were enslaved in about fifty years ago can be so blind that they fall into the same trap once again is perhaps more up-to-date today then in a long time. The world spins on and it is so easy to forget about old teachings and do the same errors over and over again.

I CAN RECOMEND The Wave for most people out there. If you are a teacher speaking of the power of a group this is a great tool of education. Or if you are a parent trying to explain to your child about how easy it is to be talked into doing things you never had done else; this movie is for you all.

You can find more information about the movie over at IMDB.