Since Terminator Salvation was released a couple of weeks ago, it seemed like the unbelievable amounts of images, trailers, TV spots, and various others types of news would finally be coming to an end. Instead, in a bit of a surprise twist, Warner Brothers has decided to release at least one more new TV spot and throw us all off!
The newest TV spot is just like all of the others…until the end, that is. Toward the end, you will get a little peek (if you haven’t already seen the movie, of course) of what the digitally-added Arnold Schwarzenegger that they used looks like in action. As you’ll recall, the biggest question throughout production was: is Arnie involved, and if so, how? (Read: Is Digital Arnold Schwarzenegger A Good Move For ‘Terminator Salvation’?) Here is your definitive answer.
We knew there could be voice-over, and that they might even attempt a digital version of the California Governor in order to ensure his younger image from the original The Terminator. Actually, color me shocked, but he looks pretty decent — especially the very first image in this spot. The second is a little more fake looking, but better than I expected, all-around.
Continue reading to check out the trailer. If you haven’t seen the movie and want this to be more of a surprise, just ignore it, but aside from the reveal, there’s no real spoilers to worry about.
What does seem a little odd is: why do this at all? It definitely seems like Warner Bros. is off on some last-ditch effort at getting as many people to see the movie as possible after the less-than-stellar response to the film. I guess this is how they expected to win people over. Personally, I’d rather see this seemingly big reveal/surprise while watching the movie, instead of seeing this and knowing it’s coming. I guess we can only wait and see if their numbers have one more little spike before the last ride to DVD begins.