the good: The special FX are of top notch quality, right up there with movies like War of the Worlds and Transformers. You could swear the 50 foot killer robot was really standing in front of you about to squash you with it's giand robo foot. It's that realistic.The action was also top notch, this was the most explosive adreniline pumping lightening fast action I have experienced in years. You literaly feel exausted after the experience that is Terminator Salvation. Don't come to this movie expecting a relaxing time you will be dissapointed. This movie is every action fans dream.
the bad: Yes this movie is great but that doesn't mean it doesn't have it's share of problems. For one the plot is pretty thin, don't expect anything deep or revolutionary here. It's the standard mindless action movie fair with little time spent on character development. This is somewhat excusable as the other movies in the series fleshed out the character of John Connor. This however does not excuse the the lack of devolopment for new characters like Connors pregnant wife who you really learn nothing about. All you know are three facts she's pretty, she's pregnant, and her name is Kate. Besides that the movie really is great. The action and FX more than make up for the weak plot.
I give this movie a 3 1/2 stars out of 5