Director McG (the Charlie's Angels films) takes the helm for the fourth instalment of the sci-fi action franchise, starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.
The principal action takes place in the not-too-distant 2018, in the devastated world that was glimpsed early in the series, where a determined group of resistance fighters are battling killing machines that are set on sole control of the planet.
John Connor (Bale) is one of the resistance leaders who discovers that their Skynet robot adversaries have a potentially fatal design flaw; they also learn that Skynet plans to imminently assassinate the top resistance leaders; Connor is second on the kill list to Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), a civilian whose significance is known only to Connor.
Meanwhile, Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) has also appeared on the scene - is he a mysterious warrior, out to defeat the machines, or does he have darker motives?
Also starring Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard and Moon Bloodgood.