Terminator Salvation parents guide

Terminator Salvation

Overall D+

In this latest installment of The Terminator franchise, John Connor (Christian Bale) continues his fight against Skynet. This time he is joined by Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a mysterious man who may be from the past or the future. Whether friend or foe, the two of them will face the army of terminators while trying to discover why they are determined to exterminate mankind.

Release date May 21, 2009

Violence D
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B

Why is Terminator Salvation rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Terminator Salvation PG-13 PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language.

Run Time: 115 minutes

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Terminator Salvation
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Terminator Salvation rated PG-13? Terminator Salvation is rated PG-13 by the MPAA PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language.

During this film’s opening moments, a man is prepped for an execution by being strapped down and having drugs injected into his veins. Later a character receives an injection prior to a medical procedure. Frequent scenes of war zones and corpses are seen. Human captives with bloody incisions are shown strapped to lab tables beside jars seemingly filled with blood. Other humans are shown in cages. A dead pilot is pushed from a helicopter. Later, the helicopter crashes after being hit by gunfire. Robots are repeatedly shot in the face or torso. Others are crushed by falling debris. Several are stabbed in the back of the neck. One robot is covered with molten metal. Another shoots his own foot off after being caught in a booby trap.  Numerous depictions of burning vehicles, landscapes and buildings are shown. A man jumps into a storm-tossed ocean. Several humans point guns at each other. A man is shot near his crotch. Several male characters attack a woman. A violent fistfight ensues. Later the woman is hunted and shot at by other humans. Robots repeatedly capture or blow up holocaust survivors. Bloody water is seen after men are attacked in a river by underwater robots. A man is shown with severe burns and facial injuries. Another man is stabbed through the chest with a metal rod. One character rips a microchip from his heady leaving a bloody injury. Later, a character is shocked back to life with bare electrical wires. Two heavily shadowed naked male figures are seen. A woman reveals her lingerie while tending to her shoulder wound. Couples are shown kissing briefly. Several mild and moderate profanities are used in the script.

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Terminator Salvation
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Terminator Salvation"

Cast and Crew

Terminator Salvation is directed by and stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Terminator Salvation movie is December 1, 2009. Here are some details…

Terminator Salvation

Release Date: 1 December 2009

Terminator Salvation on DVD, comes in either a Widescreen Theatrical Version or Full-screen Theatrical Version. Both presentations include the original PG-13 theatrical cut of the feature film, plus The Moto-Terminator (where Ducati bikes become Terminators).

Terminator Salvation on Blu-ray (2-Discs Theatrical & Director’s Cut Editions +Digital Copy) offers:

- PG-13 Theatrical version of Terminator Salvation (115 min.)

- R-Rated Director’s Cut version of Terminator Salvation (118 min.)

- Digital Copy of PG-13 Theatrical version of Terminator Salvation

- WB Maximum Movie Mode (commentary by Director McG)

- Featurettes: Re-Forging the Future, The Moto-Terminator and Focus Points

- BD-Live enabled: Media Center, My Commentary, Live Community Screening

- Resist or Be Terminated (a compilation of 10 viral videos from the alternate reality game).

- Terminator Salvation Official Movie Prequel Digital Comic (Issue #1).

- The first episode of Terminator Salvation Machinima series

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Robots have long been a mainstay in Hollywood and they come in all shapes and sizes. Among these famous machines is the down-in-the-dumps Marvin in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the dynamic duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO in the Star Wars series, the shape-shifting aliens in Transformers and finally the almost human android in I, Robot.

This movie is the fourth installment of The Terminator franchise (we have only reviewed Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines).

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