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Rob Vaux

Rob Vaux

A Southern California native, Rob Vaux fell in love with the movies at an early age and has been a professional critic since the year 2000. His work has appeared on Flipside Movie Emporium, Mania.com, Collider.com and Filmcritic.com as well as the Sci-Fi Movie Page. He lives in the heart of surfer country with a whirling menagerie of pets and a very understanding wife.

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  1. 4

    Chris

    I went along expecting this to suck but honestly it’s far better than most critics are saying. Did anyone really expect it to be as groundbreaking as the first two films? It’s certainly an improvement on T:3 and Salvation. It’s an enjoyably batty, summer blockbuster and taken as such is worth seeing. It tries to do something new with the franchise without throwing the baby out with the bathwater and I think Arnie does a great job within the “three ages of Terminator” plot.

    It’s no Mad Max: Fury Road but it’s definitely worth dragging yourself to the cinema for.

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    Mos Gza

    I’m afraid this franchise, though barely more enjoyable, is swirling down the same sh!tty drain as its Alien/Predator/Prometheus neighbor. At this point Terminator just needs to STOP. Or perhaps go in a totally different direction… wait, they tried that with Salvation and everyone bashed it for doing so. I guess this is what we asked for and deserved.

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    Lusiphur

    Good review, Rob. I may see this in a matinee … at a second run theater. Or just wait for Netflix. I read another reviewer whose biggest problem seemed to be the PG-13 rating. He said there was potential for some really good, bloody, sexy action but it felt constrained (“watered down” was his exact words, I believe) by the rating. Too bad, really. I had high hopes for this.

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