Movie Reviews: Terminator Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra

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When summer winds down and fall approaches, most athletes are busy trying to gain extra strength and speed. But one key ingredient in your drive toward a championship is a unified team, and this summer's box office offerings are perfect for relaxing and bonding with your crew before camp starts. Just remember to go easy on the popcorn butter.

Terminator Salvation
[C2 Pictures]
Release Date:
May 22

"I'll be back." These famous words from a bodybuilding robot come true again this summer when T4 hits the big screen. With judgment day over, John Connor [Christian Bale] must unite the human nation to take back control of the world from the robots. The beginning of the end finally occurs with the ageold war between man and machine.

Transformers:
Revenge of the Fallen
[DreamWorks]
Release Date:
June 26

Action, robots, explosions and Megan Fox. What more can you ask for in a film— other than having Fox play twins? The Decepticons return to Earth to gain revenge against Optimus Prime and the Autobots. Michael Bay directs this action-adventure sequel, so it's sure to be filled with over-the-top explosions that will pull viewers to the edge of their seats. Yes, it will be more than meets the eye.

GI Joe: Rise of Cobra
[Paramount]
Release Date:
August 7

Got to get tough, yo Joe. See how real American heroes toughen up in this long-anticipated film about the 1964 Hasbro action figure. Working together as a team is what separates the Joes from the shmoes in this action-packed blockbuster, which stars Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans and Victoria's Secret model Karolina Kurkova. When the Cobras rise to power, the Joes do whatever it takes to save the world from total annihilation.


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