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This movie was great, it paid homage to the past and had a new vision of the future. Arnie was great as pop's.
The first thirty minutes of this shows how Kyle got to 1984, good, then, it flattens out as two old-school terminators are knocked out in minutes, not like the hours it took to get the originals. Some weird convoluted story line that rambles.
"I'll be back"(for sure) in this episode of the Terminator!
Directed by Alan Taylor in 2015 as the 5th installment in the series, this American action-packed SF drama depicts a complicated time travel story.
Superb are the film's visual effects with its prosthetic make-up and animatronics created by Legacy Effects.
The story seems somewhat ill-contrived and complicated for an ordinary person with an ordinary IQ to understand.
In any case, I enjoyed this action-packed entertaining piece.
However, this DVD has a number of annoying scratches.
It was fun. I gave up trying qualify the timeline thing as quantum physics is not my active paradigmatic scope in viewing this lifetime (what?) and am pretty sure the movie was made to be enjoyed as a movie, not a history lesson. On the other hand, I also enjoyed trying to follow the correction by "Reading_Right" - emphasis on "try," that is. Besides, if there are parallel realities (and why not? Would God/dess not think we couldn't learn from all the experience? ), then that throws yet a few more options for workarounds, right? Ah, now see how that requirement for "nothing that isn't proven as absolutely unreal" goes? Don't get me wrong, I think RR's comment is an absolutely essential part of the gestalt of these reviews - I appreciate the groundedness in the current scientific reality - it's where I have to live - when not watching a movie. All I'm saying is, imagination is a good thing - I mean, so long as one isn't addicted to dysfunctional modes of interacting with self, others, and so forth, yes? (phew! ;-)
I was surprise at how good the special effects were I was surprise how desent this movie was it wasn't great but desent.
I hope this really is the final chapter of this franchise. The original was a well written, entertaining film. This is just another cash grab like the Alien fiasco.
It's time to Terminate it. (Please don't be baaaack.)
I love watching Arnie (which is why I gave it a shot), but the script is more than absurd, by it's own definition! SPOILERS:==> Let's start with the screaming Elephant in the room: The instant the Terminator is sent back, John Connor would be gone, IF he had been prevented from being. They don't have to "hurry". They're now already in the future, from the "new 1984". i.e. Their future would have changed instantly from the time the Terminator was sent (from their perspective), in any way it had been altered. (To quote the film: "What do we want? TIME TRAVEL! When do we want it? It's irrelevant!" Exactly.) There was an easy way to avoid that problem, but the writers couldn't figure it out... However, let's look past that one. (No pun intended.) Then, there's the past & future that had already been changed, when they got there: 1984 is different; 1997 is different; 2017 is different. Remember, Kyle Reese was originally born AFTER the "Rise of the Machines" & the "destruction" of the world. Now he's 13 when this is going on, which changes EVERYTHING, including the glaring absurdity of a 3rd example: The last scene (or "thing he has to do"), where he goes to talk to himself as a 13 year old, and gives himself that "important message", is completely irrelevant & therefore unnecessary! All of that has already been changed, as he is living a "normal life" with his family, at least into his teens.
If all of that isn't enough, John Conner is completely & totally out of the picture (so to speak), as he was originally born in 1984/5, and now wouldn't be born (even if the two of them do get married & have kids) until at least 2018, making Kyle Reese at least 14 years older than him! Of course, this is completely moot, given the fact that those sperm are now long gone, as they didn't play things out from the "first time" in 1984, so John wouldn't even exist! Yes, as stated in the film: the past & future were completely changed. BUT, the film then seems to disregard that in several scenes which are now nonsensical, as the 4 examples above show. i.e. the film can't even be consistent with itself. Come on guys. The writing could easily be better than that.
Last but not least, of course, is the persistent Political Correctness Follywood wants to shove down our throats. But I've seen worse. : )
This reinvention of the space-time continuum will have your brain doing somersaults if you try and make sense of the endless justifications for all these people doing what they are doing. Arnold is actually pretty good in this film, acknowledging his age & referring to his cyborg status as outdated in a self-deprecating way. John, Reese, & Sarah are all rebooted with digital domain visuals that exploit the latest variation of pixel placement. It's entertaining, but still begs the question as to why any of these cyborgs hasn't destroyed the human race completely given their ability to time travel. Again, don't overthink the plot.
I actually think this might be my favorite Terminator movie. I feel like it just works the best with what's given to it, and the changes that are present make sense.
This boring muddle adds little new to the franchise, and is only worthwhile for dedicated fans. Emilia Clarke is abundantly more impressive in "Game of Thrones."
I own the DVDs of the original series and watch them every so often. I was surprised to come across this one, but interested to see how it fit into the sequence. I am not a higbrow film watcher and had few expectations for this film, but I only watched 20 minutes. The acting was lame. Sarah Connor in particular was weak and just a caricature of the original (and Lind Hamilton's acting isn't all that strong).
A good addition to the franchise. Way better than the last one. Time to let this series sit for a decade then reboot it afresh.
Maybe it was pure nostalgia, but I LOVED this movie. It truly was in keeping with the franchise more than any of the films after Terminator 2. The action was non-stop, the twists and comedy were engaging. As an "Old Fogey" (staring down 40) who remembers the originals I couldn't help but smile throughout. It has more in common with T:2 than the original terminator, but I loved it. Even James Cameron has declared this as the T:3 the world deserved. Unfortunately many in the world did not agree. It's a great popcorn, mostly brainless (other than some timey wimey wibbly wobbly stuff...including a Doctor Who alum), great summer flick. Shakespeare it is not...but I didn't go in looking for something socially conscious and high brow.
And, speaking about Arnold Schwarzenegger (who's now 70 years old) (and don't he look it?) - Like, hasn't this tired, rickety, old relic (whose net worth is estimated at being $400 million) had enough of the celebrity limelight, yet!!?? Hasn't he!!??
And when it came to his role here in Terminator Genisys as The Guardian (aka. "Pops") - Man, I can't begin to tell you what a total embarrassment he was in his part. He sure looked like a doddering, old fool to me (kicking ass one more time) (Spare me!), and uttering some of the most stupid and inane lines imaginable.
And when he did his hideous "shit-grin" smile (for about the 4th time) - I can't begin to tell you how much this old buffoon made my skin crawl, big-time!
Yep. After having to tolerate the utter nonsense in this Sci-Fi, time-travel dud - To me, Schwarzenegger is utterly despicable.
Bad- the worst one yet. The time traveling element doesn't even make sense anymore- where did they get the time traveling machine from, when they were in the 80's? It wasn't built until after the machines took over. Stupid.
A complete muddle of a film. The plot is uneven parts action, comedy, and plug ins of past films concerning the "real" cause of judgement day for the umpteenth time. The casting is OK but Jason Clarke chews the scenery with the best of them as the not so pure John Connor. If your choice is this or watching Olympic speed skating you are forgiven.
This is a revamp of the original Terminator film. Sometime in the future, John Connor, knowing that his father Kyle Reese will die when he goes back in time to save his mother Sarah, sends a later terminator model back in time BEFORE Sarah meets Kyle. In fact he sends him back to when she is a child and the terminator protects and raises her. So when Kyle appears naked in that street, Sarah comes to the rescue. I really liked the film. I thought Emilia Clarke was awesome as Sarah but Jai Courtney fell really flat as Kyle Reese. Here's a bit of trivia for you. Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey have both played Sarah Connor. Emilia in this film and Lena in the Sarah Connor Chronicles which was a disaster. Both actresses play the leads on Game of Thrones and have for six years now (Emilia is Daenerys and Lena is Cersei). Emilia's acting keeps improving. Lena's keeps getting worse.
Terminator Genisys is the latest in the Terminator series, and some may even say somewhat of a fresh start for the old series featuring Arnold as the big bad killing machine. In this latest movie, they truly touch upon the entire time concept of how things are really not as they seem. Someone or something really messed up time causing the entirety of the last movies to have never happened as a new timeline has been made. The movie itself is filled with lots of action, cheesy remarks and classic Arnold lines which keep people coming for more. While the movie was flashy, it was still enjoyable to watch and i would recommend it to any Terminator fan. - @Kuhaica of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library