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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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
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: 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.
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
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: 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.
Corrected entry: Marcus Wright puts up quite a fight against the T-800, but when the T-800 learns that Marcus's life source is his heart the T-800 delivers a powerful punch to kill off the heart. It was the same kind of casual swing of force that ripped apart an earlier terminator model that was in the T-800's way. However, despite John stating he could kill Marcus's heart with a bullet and the clear superior strength of the T-800, the T-800 it seems is unable to rip through a cyborg despite ripping apart another terminator, one that was arguably more endurable then Marcus was. Not also is Marcus's heart in well enough condition, but it is suitable enough for a life saving transplant for Connor.
Corrected entry: In Terminator Salvation, the young Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) saves Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) from a Terminator attack, directing Marcus to come with him before they've even exchanged pleasantries. Reese doesn't learn any manners as he gets older, considering this is the same exchange he has with Sarah Connor after saving her from a Terminator unit in Club TechNoir in The Terminator. The Terminator himself uses a similar greeting with Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day when finding her at the mental institution.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie John Connor sets out to pursue a flying terminator with a helicopter. However, he crashes after a few seconds due to an explosion that was meant as a trap for him and his team. When John climbs out of the wreckage, he sees a mushroom cloud. It's impossible he could escape a nuclear explosion within a few seconds.
Corrected entry: When Marcus is receiving medical attention after stepping on a mine, the combatants realize he is a hybrid. The black guy moves into Marcus' POV and slams the butt of his gun into his face. The screen goes black, indicating Marcus has been knocked out. The next scene also starts with Marcus' POV, indicating he is regaining his consciousness. As seen in the scenes before and after this, hitting him in the face is completely insufficient to take him out (even temporarily).
Corrected entry: In the first helicopter assault scene, the door gun is a 7.62MM chain gun with multiple barrels; later, it becomes a single barrel M-60D.