It would have been cool to see a "Big Jeff" statue floating around. Here's a link. Just a stupid fanboy thing...
A young Kyle Reese also made appeared in the flick--not played by Michael Biehn, but by the russian guy from the new Star Trek. Why did Skynet want him dead so soon? He's on a most-wanted list (Reese is #1, Conner #2). There's no way it would have known he was the father of John Connor--it doesn't know that info. Time-travel's not possible quite yet in that future. John's a legitimate military target--he's on the radio, a soldier in the resistance, a prophesied messiah, but Kyle Reese is like 18 and on his own in the ruins of Los Angeles. Conner's not even the main leader yet. I can see him becoming the battle-weary supersoldier he's destined to become--he's got time and a good fighter with Conner. Another main character is Marcus Wright, a death-row inmate from the early 2000's who suddenly wakes up in an apocalyptic future. He does a damn good job, but two problems: 1, his australian accent keeps popping up, and 2. you knew everything about him (that he's a machine) from the trailers. Not a big surprise. Moon Bloodgood plays a really hot pilot that hooks up with Marcus. I think she's wearing war paint at one point in the flick.
Oh, and COMPUTER-GENERATED ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER!!!! It's not the current Governator, but his young, body-building killing machine from the classic Terminator. Probably the best computer-generated face and body I've seen. The Rock from the Mummy Returns was pretty awful, this was awesome and you really believed it was young Arnold. A great job on that, a real highlight.
All in all, a great action movie that I enjoyed the crap out of. Oh, and I haven't posted my Lost info from the season finale--that's coming soon!!