Quickie: Terminator Salvation
In 2018, John Connor leads the human resistance against Skynet machines set on killing him and the teenager who will go back in time to become his father. A benign tumor on the Terminator franchise, this McG-directed four-quel is loud and soulless, but otherwise harmless. The film pulls you in just enough to warrant continuing the franchise, but only if you’re willing to slog through two hours of overblown effects, unimaginative chase sequences, and a script content in its mediocrity. Starring Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, and Sam Worthington.