While McG himself – if his recent frat-boy style challenge to Michael Bay is anything to go by – does not appear to be the intellectual type, it looks like someone on the screenwriting team (The Dark Knight's Jonathan Nolan, perhaps) has realised that this is a concept that science fiction fans clearly enjoy grappling with. Terminator Salvation hasn't had much luck in terms of hype so far, what with the Bale rant and those rumours [or spoilers?] of a very silly ending indeed, but it certainly looks the part. And with this type of intelligent thinking on board, perhaps we've judged it too soon. The film hits cinemas in the UK on June 3 – what do you reckon?The week in geek: Has Terminator Salvation borrowed from Battlestar Galactica? | Film | guardian.co.uk
Elsewhere, the new Star Trek continues to garner strong reviews and plenty of hype. Having finally caught a screening, I can tell you it's unlikely to disappoint. This is a sharp, perfectly-paced, bracing blockbuster thrillride of a movie, which both reinvigorates the franchise and rids it of much of the baggage built up over 10 previous films and countless TV series. The CGI is near-perfect, the casting spot on and the ingenious design of some of the new spaceships and monsters makes George Lucas's recent efforts look like the hamfisted creations of a four-year-old messing about with Duplo.
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