I apologize if this is an older Terminator: Salvation trailer, but it was new to me when I popped in the Tales of the Black Freighter DVD which I’m reviewing (it’s coming, swear to Evil Flying Jesus). Frankly, I think this one might be more awesome than the last trailer, which was pretty awesome in its own right — I’m particularly intrigued by Marcus Wright seemed to have come from farther off in the future, and by John Connor yelling at him for killing his parents (although I assume he means robots in general and not Marcus in particular; still it’s cool). The motorbike jump/E.T. momemt seems a little silly, but if that’s as goofy as Salvation gets, I’ll definitely consider it a win.
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