I just saw Terminator Salvation today and I liked it. It was a good solid action flick with some pretty rad special effects along with a suprise appearance from CG Arnold!! HA! It was definately a worthy addition to the franchise and had a cool story with a whole new outlook on the Terminator universe. But enough about that really because seeing this movie only got me even more riled up about the whole time travel aspect of this series. Bottom line-it makes no sense!! And if it does someone please enlighten my feeble mind!
My name is John Connor I was born without a father! I don’t exist! Hmm I guess then I need to send my buddy back in time to make me ASAP!!
So you have Sarah Connor right? She’s living in the 80’s and has NEVER had a child right? Ok then somehow from the future there’s this guy John Connor existing, yeah he’s the son of Sarah Connor from the 80’s who has never had a child yet. So then there it’s done. It can’t happen.
But let’s move on. So John Connor who doesn’t exist sends back a buddy named Kyle Reese to watch over his mother and protect her from Ah-Nold . His buddy is from the future where motherless Connor lives. This guy goes back in time and then falls in love with Sarah, saves her from the terminator and then creates John. Um WHAT?!!! So then in Terminator Salvation we have John listening to tapes of his mother telling him he needs to send back Reese so that he can be born. Um…can someone tell me where this original John Connor came from?!!! Was he created spontaneously by some god with bad time travel skills?? This plot hole has bothered me for quite some time and Terminator Salvation only made it 10 times worse! So please will someone clear this all up for me? It seems to me maybe they shouldn’t have made Reese his father because it simply does not make any sense whatsoever….