Originally Posted by Mr. Hanky
With the exception of a few VERY well done moments in TSCC, it was otherwise mired in various pedantic themes like mother-son issues, mother-girlfriend issues, women's interest issues, boyfriend-girlfriend issues, seductive robot issues, with some Terminator mythology sprinkled in throughout, played by a cast seemingly constructed to be the "dysfunctional" Dawson's Creek.
I enjoyed the series as much as the next guy, but to say it is comparable or even superior to TS in dramatics and character development?...let's just say I have no idea where you coming from on that.
Terminator Salvation had character development? It seemed more like a special fx demo with Connor constantly yelling. It was entertaining as an action piece, but I didn't care if any single character bit the dust. And yes, TSCC had way better character development, which is to be expected given that it has more time to do so, but TS didn't leave me caring what happened to anyone.
I like when my fantasy has a "human element" and something relatable to make me care more. T4 didn't have that.
When TSCC ended I was left breathless with the twist and the ending wanting more to see what was gonna happen with John Connor, Derek, his mother, Cameron, etc". When TS ended I was like "ok. I guess that was cool. The special fx kicked ass.". I had zero emotional connection in TS, but I definitely very much did with the TSCC. I cared for the characters in TSCC. I cared about no on in TS. It was entertaining though as an action piece; I'll give it that.
I'm kinda shocked that you think TSSC isn't comparable to TS in character development. That's laughable to me, since the biggest flaw in the movie was it had such weak characters and character development, and the series had way more character development. I don't feel like I know the characters in TS at all, but I feel like did in TSCC. That's my personal opinion. I'd say TS wins in special fx dramatics, but that's it.