Terminator Salvation

Corrected entry: When John infiltrates Skynet and frees the human prisoners, a screen depicts an overhead view of all the cells (or at least the section of cells where Kyle Reese is contained), with the prisoners being represented by red dots. When he unlocks the doors, one can observe on the screen that all the doors are open, even though Kyle's door is still closed.

Correction: Skynet controls these computers, and skynet is trying to lure John to his death: of course they're going to lie to him.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: During the scene where we come to the resistance air hangar at night, you can see a smoke grenade rolling along the floor near the nose of the plane to create smoke for the scene.

Correction: It could be a smoke grenade to signal any incoming vehicles or aircraft.

rswarrior
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Corrected entry: In the scene involving the Resistance fighters testing the 'control signal' on a hydrobot, a woman states that they have 'burned out' its transmitter, so it cannot send info back to Skynet. However, when Marcus talks to Skynet in the form of the dead doctor Serena Kogan, she shows him footage from that hydrobot of John Connors face.

Correction: That simply means that the humans were wrong. The whole thing was a ploy by the machines anyway. The signal they were testing was a ploy to bait the humans into attacking Skynet. It makes sense they would do what they could to make the humans think they were making progress.

Garlonuss Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Marcus is using the Terminator's eye (the motorcycle one) he somehow is able to get through the base with another Terminator's eye that is meant to be on the highway. Surely he couldn't get in with that eye.

Dan Clason

Correction: Terminators move from place to place as part of their duties - they're not going to be rigidly assigned to one location with no ability to report back to base if required.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: How come the resistance didn't use the signal that shuts down machines on Marcus when he escaped from their facility? You could say they did try to use it off-screen and it probably didn't work as the signal is fake and Marcus is probably protected by its effect. But if the resistance finds out the signal won't work on all machines they would call off their attack. So why didn't they try to use it on Marcus?

lionhead

Correction: Firstly, this is entirely worded as a question, and should have been submitted as such, but the answer is quite simple twofold. The resistance have no idea if it will shut down Marcus for the simple reason that he has an organic brain, not a neural net processor, and secondly, they don't yet want to disable something they don't fully understand. Marcus is an anomaly and a very interesting one to them, because he largely shouldn't exist.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: So, Skynet allows Marcus to shut down all the base's defenses so the Resistance and John Connor can get in, but it can't just turn them on again once they're inside?

Correction: At no point are we given an indication that ALL of the base's defenses are shut down. And some of the base's defenses ARE online, as per the fact that the prototype T-800 is deployed to kill John, and a T-600 is seen before the T-800 destroys it. It very well may be Skynet's plan to make the resistance think all of the defenses are offline, in order to lure them inside, and then send terminators to kill the fighters, or keep them alive to interrogate and experiment on them.

2

Corrected entry: In the scene where Marcus is escaping the resistance base he jumps a motorcycle over a pile of dirt, but there are already several tracks leading off the jump.

Correction: So the area has been ridden on by motorbikes before, how is this a mistake? It's rough ground which is best suited to motorbikes, and the bike Marcus steals is near to the rough ground, which would suggest its been used there before. Not a mistake.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: A little time paradox: It is stated that Kyle Reese is on top of the list of people marked for death. This would mean that his importance for the future is already known by SkyNet. However, it's highly unlikely that John Connor notified SkyNet of what role Kyle Reese is going to play in the future.

BlueCell

Correction: It doesn't mean anything of the sort. It's entirely plausible that Skynet could discover that Connor is interested in Reese, by, say, interrogating a captured resistance fighter. Connor's interest alone would be enough to put Reese on Skynet's priority target list, without it having to have any foreknowledge of his destiny. No paradox there.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: In T4, Connor takes out a moto-terminator, flips it upright, gives it gas and speeds away changing gears. Why a rolling death machine would have handles and foot gears for gas and acceleration is beyond me.

thumper

Correction: An event 'being beyond you' is never a good start to a submission. It's well known in the Terminator universe that Skynet started by adapting and improving human designs and machines. That Skynet has chosen to take a human designed motorbike and build upon it a high speed Terminator might seem strange given its lack of effectiveness, but the history of using human technology is already evident. Even aside from that, having handles, etc. means the upcoming T-800 models can use them for rapid transportation too.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: In Terminator it was established that the T-800 sent to the past was the newest in tech when Kyle was an adult but in this film the T-800 is already active while Kyle is younger.

oswal13

Correction: Each Terminator movie shows time travelling people and cyborgs changing the timelines. Skynet was evidently able to develop the T800 earlier than we saw in the first movie.

2

Corrected entry: Kyle tells Marcus that you don't want to go out during night because the HKs have infrared. Contradicts what Kyle tells Sarah in the original movie: "You stay down by day, but at night you can move around." Doubt this was a mistake, but more of a difference in technology in the 25 years between production of the two movies. (00:26:50)

Correction: No mistake. Kyle says to Sarah: "You stay down by day, but at night you can move around. You still have to be careful because the HKs use infared."

Grumpy Scot
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Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie the bald girl (Skynet) explains everything to Marcus. How he is programmed to infiltrate the resistance and ultimately bring John Connor to the Skynet base. As a result of her story, Marcus rips out the chip and eventually saves John Connor and helps destroying the base. As I interpret it, that scene is only there to explain Skynet's master plan to the movie audience. If Skynet is smart enough to predict everything so far, it should be smart enough to realize Marcus might intervene. There is no logical reason why Skynet would jeopardize everything at this point.

Correction: The Marcus program achieved its primary goal by getting John Connor to the base. Like most software programs, it stops after reaching is goal. Skynet never really programmed Marcus beyond this point. There is no way a software program can plan for the unlimited number of scenarios that can happen beyond this point. Besides, they wanted the Marcus program to act as human as possible.

XIII
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Corrected entry: In the scenes where Marcus is repairing the Jeep, you can see plants growing between the front seats. Yet a few scenes on, Marcus shoves Kyle out of the Jeep, saying, "I am driving," and the plants are now gone.

Correction: I wouldn't leave them in there, I'd yank them out. They're only gone "a few scenes on", so there was time to do so.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Kyle captures a terminator by his foot using a cable, the terminator shoots his own foot off to get away. Since the cable would appear stationary since it is attached to the terminator, it would have been just as easy for it to shoot the cable a mere 6 feet away instead of blowing its own foot off. Something like a terminator that is designed to kill everything should have a targeting system that can engage a cable at 6 feet.

Robertus

Correction: The captured Terminator is a T-600, and has been stated throughout the Terminator movies as being far inferior to the T-800 and doesn't have the same thought processes as the superior Terminators, therefore its decision to shoot off its own foot shows just how useless a design it was and why it was superceeded.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: After John traps the motorcycle terminator, he hotwires it and rides off. Why would an autonomous robot have external controls such as an accelerator or brakes?

Robertus

Correction: Already submitted and corrected, I believe. The Moto-Terminator has external controls to facilitate use and operation by Humanoid Terminator models, should the need ever arise.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Blair frees Marcus from the resistances chains, he falls face down (slightly tipped up), but he lands on his back, though he was falling straight down.

Correction: He starts falling face down, but there is a cutaway shot, during which it's possible he flipped, probably due to the chains around his feet, and his heavier torso than legs.

rswarrior
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Corrected entry: Sarah's tape is played back differently than when she recorded it in the first movie. For example, in T1 she says, "If you don't send Kyle back, you can never be" before she says "A person could go crazy thinking about this." However, here in T4, the two lines are reversed. She also has a line about Kyle being a teenager, which is never said in T1, and in fact wouldn't make sense. Sarah was able to postpone Judgment Day after T1 which means that she changed the future - and it is through this altered future that Kyle is a teenager at this point. She couldn't have known this in T1.

Correction: There were years that had passed between T1 and T2, plenty of time for Sarah to re-record, edit, or add information, even make whole new volumes of tapes using most of her previous statements on a new tape.

rswarrior
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Corrected entry: John says to Marcus that they have been at war since "before either of them existed". Marcus was born in 1975, and the first terminator goes back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, so Marcus was in fact 9 years old.

greengirl

Correction: As far as Connor is concerned, he isn't talking to Marcus, the human convict that was executed. John is talking to a Terminator, created many years later, that merely looks like Marcus.

johnrosa
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Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, John Connor is dumbfounded at the sight of the new terminator prototype. Why? After all, he had seen that and subsequent models as a child in the 3 previous movies.

Correction: Because he knows that it's too early. In the first film in the series, Reese, who came back in time from 2029, eleven years on from the events of Terminator Salvation, specifically states that the T-800 is a new model. The T-800s shouldn't be coming online for several more years, hence Connor's surprise.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Marcus and Kyle are getting the Jeep in the wide shot a crew member is visible blowing up dust on the side of the mountain in the valley. (00:33:05)

Correction: There is no crewmember anywhere in these scenes that I can find, even with frame-by-frame review. The only shot that even suggests such a thing is when the camera is on a grassy slope, angled upward a bit as the Jeep begins to roll forward and down the hill. In the background toward the right is a telephone pole in front of a line of trees. Between the pole and Jeep, as the camera rises up, an object that suggests a human head is revealed. Just before the Jeep blocks our sight of it however, we see this dark, egg-shaped mass is atop a thin, dark pole... not a human neck.

johnrosa
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Continuity mistake: When John Connor is carried to the helicopter, we can see the older lady Virginia in the helicopter. After the helicopter becomes airborne, Virginia is not seen again. (01:41:10 - 01:41:50)

bensonxu
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John Connor: If we stay the course, we are dead! WE ARE ALL DEAD!

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Trivia: While looking for Kyle Reese, John Connor's Tracker makes the same sound as the Colonial Marines' Motion Trackers in the film Aliens, a film directed by James Cameron, director of The Terminator. (01:28:20)

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Question: The ending of this film seems rather vague on the actual outcome of destroying Skynet's HQ. Does that mean the humans have won the war or is Skynet still a threat? The ending of Terminator 3 would suggest the latter since there it was confirmed that Skynet is capable of moving from transferring itself from one installation to another when needed, yet here everyone seems to believe they accomplished a significant victory. So which is it?

Answer: It's suggested that they've succeeding in destroying a major node in the Skynet network, possibly the key node in that region of North America, but, no, Skynet is still a functioning entity.

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