Terminator Salvation to Be Full of Gritty Mechas, Bikebots

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I don't know what to think about Terminator Salvation. I like the gritty decay in these leaked production concept illustrations as opposed to the shiny robots shown in the previous movies. But on the other side, it's like the producers took the look and feel of the Matrix, Transformers, and a John Romero zombies movie into a blender and said "push the button, Frank." Then again, I guess there's only one way to portray post-apocalyptical warfare machinery. This:

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Illustration for article titled Terminator Salvation to Be Full of Gritty Mechas, Bikebots
Illustration for article titled Terminator Salvation to Be Full of Gritty Mechas, Bikebots
Illustration for article titled Terminator Salvation to Be Full of Gritty Mechas, Bikebots
Illustration for article titled Terminator Salvation to Be Full of Gritty Mechas, Bikebots
Illustration for article titled Terminator Salvation to Be Full of Gritty Mechas, Bikebots

I'm amazed by the Harvesters, the giant mechas you can see next to the tiny T-600, which is a previous even more zombiesque version of Arnie's T-800. But "Mototerminator"? Hello? Does that mean there will also be Carterminators? iPodterminators? Ah, the wonderful world of the merchandising. Whatever they do, I hope they find some use for the secret kinetic rocket fire balls. [Filmonic via io9]

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DISCUSSION

Creativity never was Skynet's strong suit. From a purely logical standpoint, it kind of makes sense that in the early days of the war after judgment day, Skynet would just be refitting existing technology, while learning what does and does not work. That's how you go from Cy-Kill up there to the T-1000. Eventually, the Bi-pedal mech idea gets scrapped for tread-driven HK's.