If you want nothing spoiled do not read this. I will not spoil anything major but may talk about details you must see for yourself, so read at your own risk. If you wanna know nothing do not read further.
One thing I must say though: STAY IN THE THEATER SEAT AFTER THE CREDITS BEGIN TO ROLL AND THE LIGHTS GO ON. You will understand why but if you do not want to spoil anything I will say no more.
NO SPOILER PART
The movie is amazing and beyond my expectations for it. If you are a Terminator fan this movie is a must see a NEED to see, I would say movie-fan as well but you need to have seen the other movies or at least T1 and T2 to understand the story. It pays homage to all the movies including Salvation and a nudge to the series. Arnold is amazing and you get almost all the stuff you want to see and the pacing and storytelling and...a twist making you jump out of your seat. Music by Hans Zimmer (Freaking amazing as always, (Still James Horner: you will always be my fave, but Zimmer is second on the list) just...just go see the movie. I am going to see it again cause it is that good and seeing Cyberdyne Systems model 101 on screen again
. (Why is he called T-800 nowadays? I never got it, Salvation yes but...NOOO)
Now MANY SPOILERS trying not to be SPOILERS!!!
The: I´ll be back...
The story is great and very well handled. I watched in 3D but that is not necessary and it is forgotten halfway through, the movie stand on it´s own. The one thing that bugged me was the date for Judgement Day: it is back to 29th of August 1997 but it works well (I had my parents sit down and watch T2 with me on that date and year...no reaction...geez).
There is a huge homage to the first movie down to the breed and color of the dog passing the alley and the clothes in the store, the guy in the alley and the thugs....noo I wont spoil more but: you gonna love it. It is NOT a remake and just when you think they are gonna remake T1 scene for scene: s**t hits the fan...the fan not...not you: fans...dammit. I cannot wait for a side to side comparison of these scenes. YouTubers: make me proud.
The new Terminator: aka uhm...I never got his name but SPOILERS: he is a T1000
. There are more Terminators in the movie and part of the homage just gives you chills: go watch the movie. No more spoilers there: it is part of the experience and if you love these movie you are gonna love this
Our fave Arnold-Terminator is all you want. It is the not-naughty kind of fan-service, they give you exactly what you want: the terminator being the terminator without going too far or making it a face-palm (looking at you T3). They keep the humor and bad-ass at a perfect level and the moral of T2 is there, perfectly balanced.
J.K Simmons: hilarious, but out of the picture too soon and we never know what happens to him (or in that case I missed it).
Dr Who meets Terminator...literally!!! SPOILER: Matt Smith is freaking creepy...
If you cannot place the girl who plays Sarah Connor (I could not): She is also Daenerys ( Khaleesi is her title guys) aka the Dragon Mother from Game of Thrones and she does a great acting job here as well
You finally get to see what that darn time machine looks like AND get some answers to questions that has bugged how-does-it-work-and-not-work fans for decades. How the timeline works is still the same...but with a twist!
If there are plot holes in this movie, I did not see them and the best thing is SPOILERS: it is an alternate timeline and it answers another question fans have had about the timeline in :Why do the Terminators/Skynet not do THIS THING if they have the technology of time-travel? They do that (no spoilers, sorry, see the movie).
The question: Why does not John Connor tell Kyle that they are father and son? It was in T2 or T3 John says "I send him back to die" (or something similar). The question is here too and it is handled very well and if there is a heart in your body it will break.
There is a "in-your-face" social cometary about technology today and how ignorant we actually are spilling details on the web, linking everything to tech-stuff. It is not said but: when the power goes out we are not even gona be able to find our keys...cause the app thing wont work, cause there is no power to load the phones or big-flat-scratch-boards everyone has.
The big twist: No no no never! You´ll have to see for yourselves and let me say: it is the best twist I have seen and I got goosebumps and I do not think any jaw was un-dropped in the theater (safe for those who saw the movie again at that time). It was just a : HOLY S***T!(No the Terminator is not Johns father, come on you guys
you watch too much Star Wars).
About the ending....the ending is (SPOILERS) is cheesy and I think hardcore fans wont like it but here it is: STAY AFTER THE CREDITS ROLL AND THE LIGHTS GO ON. We did cause we was like: whaaaat that was no Terminator ending? We stayed till everyone was out of the room and we got the pay-off they missed.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!