Picks and Pans Review: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

UPDATED 01/21/2008 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/21/2008 at 01:00 AM EST

FOX, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. ET |

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Reduced in scope to an hour-long series, the Terminator franchise is more like The Nonstarter. Lena Headey (Queen Gorgo in 300) is Sarah Connor, on the run as she tries to shield her teenage son John (Thomas Dekker) from cyborg assassins dispatched from the future. These killers know, as does Sarah, that John is the only human with the messianic potential to stop a doomsday computer that will put machines in tyrannical world control. One might argue that the laptop, cellphone and iTunes have already managed that revolt without bloodshed, but never mind. Sarah and John keep dodging danger and death, but the movies' sense of frenzied apocalyptic fantasy is missing. Everyone just seems late for soccer practice.

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