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Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins
With car companies sponsoring any big-budget film featuring well, cars, it comes as no surprise that one would hop aboard
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. While Ford is usually the culprit of blockbuster sponsorships, Terminator is more of a Jeep movie.
Terminator Salvation Drives Chrysler
First off, Chrysler is retarded and, for the sake of argument, so was the government bailout of $4 billion to save the unsuccessful car company. Not to sound too much like a capitalist, but saving a company that makes a crappy product that cost more than better foreign cars seems to go against what this country is about. Now, I'm not saying let Chrysler fail, but let the company declare bankruptcy so they can re-negotiate all those horrible contracts they have; especially with the unions. Instead, the car company will continue to spend/lose money until that bailout runs dry.
And speaking of spending money, Chrysler is going to dump a good chunk of change into Terminator Salvation. What this means is that we will see Chrysler vehicles, like Jeeps, playing cameo roles in the film. For sake of symbolism, I hope we get to see that Harvester Terminator blow the shit out of every Chrysler it sees.
Maybe Chrysler sees this sponsorship as a message. Something like: Though we couldn't survive on our own, our models will be the ones that survive the apocalypse. Or something.
The sponsorship will continue onto the sequels, if there are any. The car manufacturer is hoping to get another $3 billion on top of the four from the U.S. Government, so maybe they will call that 'sequel relief.'
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins opens to theaters on May 22nd, 2009.