Episode 32, May 12, 2017: Terminator Salvation

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The shelf life of Twinkies, Chad taking a pie to the face, and women with a make-up addiction catch a break in the apocalypse are discussed.

Warning: Spoilers, adult humor, and harsh language ahead. Listen at your own risk.

Show Notes:

2DudeReview - Episode 32: Terminator Salvation

I. Introduction
- Discuss site, Twitter, etc.

Ia. Our bet

II. First Impressions of Terminator Salvation

III. Origin & tidbits
- Ended up being produced by Halcyon and distributed by Warner Bros. They hoped that this would be the first of a new trilogy
- Kate Brewster sure has a lot of makeup, perfect hair, and nice maternity clothes for the apocalypse. In World War II, women in the UK made wedding dresses out of curtains, party frocks from parachutes, underwear from RAF silk maps. Also used beetroot as lip stain and boot polish mascara.
- During filming, Bale broke his hand, Worthington hurt his back, and special effects technician Mike Menardis almost lost his leg when a manhole cover was to be blown in the air and partially severed the leg. McG said, "I say with respect, I didn't want that Star Wars experience of everything's a blue screen, tennis balls, and go for it. I had Stan Winston build all the machines. We built all the sets, the explosive power, the explosive power so you feel that wind and that percussion and that heat blowing your eyebrows off. And with that you get a couple bumps and bruises on the way, but you get it in an integrity and a realism that hopefully echoes Apocalypse Now. You couldn't say, 'Let's just shoot Apocalypse Now in Burbank, I think it's going to feel just as good.'"
- Kyle Reese is seen eating a Twinkie with the premise that a Twinkie could survive a nuclear war. However, Twinkies are made with real food and have an official shelf life of twenty-five days. After that they may still be around but they will not have the same taste or texture.
- The clown for the abandoned toy factory (that somehow survived a nuclear war) was based on John Wayne Gacy's, "Pogo the Clown."

IV. How rotten is Terminator Salvation? Terminator Salvation was given an % by Rotten Tomatoes. Do the following films fall higher or lower than %?

V. Mention next film, plus reiterate the Web site and social media feeds

VI. Final Grade of A-F

Chad's Grade: C+
Brian's Grade: D
Karina's Grade: C