Terminator Salvation ★★

Boring for the first half and stupid for the second, Terminator Salvation takes a semi-interesting concept (a machine that thinks it's human) and places it in the hands of McG, a man with all the directorial competence of a potato.

Populated with flat, humourless characters, many of which just stand around doing nothing, this film is about as far removed from the refreshing genius of its prequels (well, two of them) as it's possible to be. Where the ideas behind the Terminator films used to spill out of the sides of the frames, they're now stretched out beyond their own meagre reach. Let's hope this franchise remains terminated for good.