Corrected entry: In John Connor's first confrontation with Marcus Wright, he claims that Wright killed his father, Kyle Reese. But at this point, Connor has not yet even met Reese, much less sent him back in time to impregnate Sarah Connor and ascertain his birth. If Reese was in fact dead as John Connor believed he was, then Connor wouldn't even exist.
Corrected entry: When her human attacker points the HK USP pistol at Blair it makes three loud audible clicks as he cocks back the hammer. A real HK USP makes only two light clicks.
Corrected entry: In the first movie, Kyle Reese explains to Sarah Connor about the Terminators as infiltration units, with human tissue, metallic endoskeleton, sweet, bad breath, etc; so they are very hard to spot. Reese then says to her, "I had to wait 'till he moved on you before I could zero him". Reese didn't know the look of the T-800 in 1984. But in "Salvation" Reese saw his face. Besides, John Connor knew this Terminator since he was a child. John and Kyle where together, so Reese should know the appearance of the Terminator before the time travel to save Sarah.
Corrected entry: At the end of the film when Marcus offers his heart to John Conner to save his life, what are the odds that he is an exact match for John. Many tests have to performed on a potential heart transplant patient to determine the tissue type matches and won't reject the heart. Also, it cannot be performed on the "fly" in a make shift army hospital tent. It requires many surgeons and trained transplant personal in an extreme sterile environment and takes many hours to perform.
Corrected entry: After John gets out of the crashed helicopter, a terminator with no legs surprises him by grabbing him by the shoulder and throwing him several feet. This terminator's decision to throw John away from it (giving John a head start) instead of crushing his shoulder or wind-pipe made no sense, as the terminator was obviously trying to kill John.PAUL DAINTON
Corrected entry: In the beginning when Skynet detonates the bomb in the underground facility, it creates a mushroom shaped cloud. That seems to start down in the hole. This is unlikely. The mushroom shape comes out of the airflow that goes back to the center of a large detonation. (Hot air from the blast moves outward in all directions and cold is then sucked back in from underneath the explosion.) Setting off an explosion in a sealed (ventilation shafts and other exits wouldn't provide sufficient and symmetrical amounts of air) underground shaft shouldn't create a "nice" mushroom cloud that seems to start down in the shaft .
Corrected entry: When Wright, Reese and Star are being chased by a Skynet flying probe, it scans Reese visually. On the HUD you see it identify him as Reese, Kyle. How? At what point that early in the movie did Skynet know/have in a database what Reese looked like?
Corrected entry: When the guy comes out and is attacked by the ripped-in-half terminator, he gets attacked, the half terminator rips off his boot, the guy gets to the gun and kills the half terminator, then he walks off without getting his boot.
Corrected entry: In every Terminator movie, the Terminator's underlying skeleton is revealed at some point, resulting in a pretty cool special effect. For reasons unknown, this scraping away of human flesh always occurs on the left side of the character's face, a trend Salvation continues when Marcus Wright's endoskeleton is revealed.
Corrected entry: When Marcus is fleeing from the Resistance, he is briefly on a motorcycle before he gets dumped and runs. After he is running, an aerial shot shows him on the bike, and the next shot he is running again.
Corrected entry: The opening credits, playing out amongst shapes that wind up being the title of the movie, is pretty much a staple of the Terminator franchise. McG follows suit here, with the title of his movie moving like an assembly line - a fitting presentation considering the movie's plot.
Corrected entry: Inside Skynet's headquarters, when Marcus throws the table through the glass plate, you can see the wires the table hangs from.
Corrected entry: A little problem concerning a time paradox: We learn that Kyle Reese is on the top of the list of people marked for death. This would mean that his importance is already known by the terminators at this time. However, only Sarah and John Connor could possibly know that Kyle Reese will eventually become John's father.
Corrected entry: The small terminator nuclear reactors are detonated and blow up Skynet. Nuclear reactors have no explosive content, only radioactive, the result of John Connors blowing them up would have been a very toxic room and nothing more. In the past Terminator movies, if the T's had been walking around with a huge explosive device inside them, certainly some for them would have blown up in destruction.
Corrected entry: When Markus is travelling to Skynet in San Francisco he is seen travelling south on the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. If coming from Los Angeles there would be no need to use the bridge unless he took a very long diversion around the bay.
Corrected entry: It is said that Kyle Reese is on top of the list of people marked for death. However, when he is captured, identified and singled out by the Terminators, they don't bother to kill him. Even when the facility is under attack by the Resistance, the Terminators prefer to perform some obscure experiment on him in the laboratory, so that there is plenty of time for Kyle Reese to be saved by John Connor.
Corrected entry: When Kyle Reese is captured and taken to Skynet Headquarters, once inside, the camera pans around as if we're seeing things through his eyes. While he's looking "upwards," near the top middle of the screen you can see the shadow outlines of four people behind the white glass. Almost as if "humans" where in charge and overseeing Skynet's business.
Corrected entry: In the opening moments of the initial attack on the Skynet lab facility, an A10 Warthog plane is shown taking a hit to one engine and immediately crashing. A10 Warthogs are designed to remain airborne with an entire side missing; a hit to one engine would not cause it to crash.