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'Terminator' worth your box office bucks?

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
May 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Everyone knows the Terminator kicks some ... Well, you know. So it probably isn't hard to believe that it's also taking no prisoners at the box office. "Terminator Salvation" opened on Thursday, making over $13 million. And it's expected to be an even bigger hit over the holiday weekend.But big box office blast doesn't always mean it'll be worth your hard-earned bucks. Eyewitness News Entertainment Reporter George Pennacchio from Los Angeles weighed in on the fiery franchise and said the film may not be for everyone.

The film begins in post-judgment day 2018, a time when machines are out to kill mankind. John Connor, played by Christian Bale is joined by Sam Worthington, who plays Marcus Wright as the two main characters. Connor and Wright are trying to stop the machines in their path. And as you can imagine, a machine-stopping, futuristic film will have plenty of noise ... loud noise.

Pennacchio says if you are a fan of the Terminator franchise, they you'll enjoy the film. He says it is complete with action and creepy killer robots and lots of explosions. Didn't we tell you it was loud?

Fresh from the Australian movie scene, Pennacchio says Worthington delivers a star performance. However, Penncchio says he didn't see as much of four-time Oscar nominee Jane Alexander in the film as he would have liked.

Pennacchio was impressed with the film's director, McG, for avoiding a lot of computer-generated effects. The director chose to build most of what you will see in the film.

So it seems no expense or explosion was spared to make movie-goers jump from their seats.

Pennacchio says the movie will definitely keep you entertained ... especially if you are a teenage boy or young man. As for mom, she may want to opt for something tamer.

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