Salvation is really disappointing on a few levels -- it has an unusually terrible Christian Bale performance (he just yells and has no charisma at all; you would never believe anyone following him into battle), the story of Marcus himself and his interaction with John is extremely silly, there are still traces of the original ending that had to be dumped due to fan outcry (John's skin put on Marcus's terminator body), and the pacing is leaden. It's too bad, because it actually has terrific cinematography, visual effects, and production design. All that stuff is top-notch, some of the best in the series. The opening sequence is incredible. And Anton Yelchin is wonderful. Even Sam Worthington is pretty engaging in it. But it's all wasted on a nothing story. It gets a lot of guff, but I think Genisys is the most entertaining of the non-Cameron Terminator movies. T3 is OK, but it looks more and more cardboard as the years go by. Salvation I can't sit through outside of a few select, remarkable sequences.