Some of you may know that my mistrust of technology can be attributed to the Terminator movies. As far as I'm concerned, those films are documentary evidence of a truth we all must confront: machines will eventually try to murder us. That's right—your toaster hates you and will someday attempt to smother you in your sleep.
I was hugely disappointed in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines because, judging by the title, I thought it was going to be about, well, the rise of the machines (the human vs. machines war, referenced in the first two flicks), but it wasn't. T3 is basically a retread of the same John Connor-on-the-run plot that was done so well by James Cameron in T2. Terminator 3: Cocktease.
Well, they just released the trailer for Terminator: Salvation. No James Cameron (he only helmed the first two) and no Arnold Schwarzenegger (who made it to the third), but—holy crap!—Christian Bale plays John Connor! And look at the crazy-ass cast. Helena Bonham Carter! Bryce Dallas Howard! Anton Yelchin! And guess who worked on the screenplay? Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Memento) and Shawn Ryan (The Unit, The Shield)! (And for those of you who care about McG, McG is directing, which means I will now only be referring to this new film as McTerminator. Anyway, I'm excited. Watch: