It's possible that Roger Ebert had a flat tire on the way to work. Maybe they screwed up his order at Starbuck's.
But the result was some great movie reviews in my paper yesterday morning.
Regarding Terminator: Salvation he wrote, "Roughly 90 percent of the running time is occupied by action, chases, motorcycles, plow trucks, helicopters, fighter planes, towering androids and fistfights. All the pleasure of a video game without the bother of having to play it. With Christian Bale."
Apparently he didn't like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: "A horrible experience of unbearable length. Trust me."
My personal favorite is his review of X-Men Origins: Wolverine: "Hugh Jackman plays a monotonous, shallow and inarticulate character, used as a story device linking pointless action scenes."