Terminator Salvation

Rating: L (PG-13)

NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Explosively violent sci-fi action sequel in which the prophesied victor (Christian Bale) in humanity’s post-apocalyptic struggle against a race of murderous supermachines must locate the teen (Anton Yelchin) who will someday travel back in time to become his father while determining whether a bewildered visitor from the past (Sam Worthington) is friend or foe.

A few undeveloped philosophical observations are drowned out, in director McG’s time-twisting, special-effects extravaganza, by the roar of unremitting battle.

Intense and pervasive combat, some gore, and half a dozen crude or crass terms. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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