Saturday, July 4, 2015

Terminator Genisys

Plot: In the future, the war is ending, and John Conner (Jason Clarke) is sending his father, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to "mate" with his mother Sarah Conner (Emilia Clark). The old Terminator (Arnold Schwarznenegger) is still around to protect Sarah from the fresh terminators from the future. In a twist, a new enemy appears for Sarah and Kyle to battle as they try to prevent Skynet/Genisys, the evil computer, from being born. [imdb]    [photos]

Review: Terminator Genisys was pretty exciting. If you remember the plot from the previous movies, then this story all makes sense. The nearly indestructible bad robots keep coming, and our heroes are always in a high stakes battle.

Emilie Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger carry the action and the emotion. Even though 68 year old Arnold is a robot, he is still emotive and funny. Having an older body, make him an underdog, which makes him sympathetic. Sarah's character is serious the whole time, but because she is 5'3" she is also an underdog.



Cast: Emilie Clark, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke

Directed by: Alan Taylor

The Music: Lorne Balfe

The Visuals: Generally great. Not too bloody to keep the gore factor down. It is mostly robot on robot violence. 

Rating: 3.0 stars: Very exciting and fun to watch. It helps to remember the plot from the previous movies. 


More: Notice that Arnold became a shape-shifter. This opens the character up to being played by a different actor in the inevitable event of a sequel. 

Even More: Rumor is that there will be still more sequels as Skynet is still alive in other timelines. The Skynet character (Matt Smith) and the JK Simmons will both be in it. 
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