I cant tell you how excited I was to hear that a new Terminator was on the way and that Aaaaahnold was coming back in his best role of his career. Forgetting Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke joining I was equally happy to hear Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones was joining too. However in watching the film I must say I was a tad disappointed. This film I will say improved on the last one but it has flaws that are obvious to point out.
In the 5th installment this John Conner (Jason Clarke) is much older and more war torn than previous others but has lead his men to the near end of the long war between skynet and humanity. Among his soliders is Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) a young man he saved back when he was a kid. Skynet makes a last ditch effort to kill humanity and sends a terminator back to the past to kill Sarah Conner (Emilia Clarke) from giving birth to John. Kyle volunteers to stop this from happening. Upon his return back to 1985 he comes across a very different sarah conner who has trained with our favorite t-100 (Aaahnold) and has managed to destroy the threat but they find out a bigger more shocking threat has sent back to end it all for humans.
You know it wasn’t really bad Terminator Genisys. It was Good but not great. The Story was a little shaky and not very well structured but good intentions around it. The direction was a little sucky but not to much. Story would have benefited from not revealing jon to be a terminator in the trailer.
Decent acting I must say. Jai Courtney was ok here Emilia Clarke had the best performance out of the cast. Jason Clarke came in a close second with a nice villain performance. Arnold Schwarzenegger went back in well into the terminator role didn’t miss a step with getting into his character The action was hardcore. Jason Clarke is lucky man to get to fight Arnold in those scenes and the flipping of the truck was great reminded me a lot of the scene in the dark knight in the streets of Chicago. Nice visual effects
Terminator Genisys is unfortunately not a go to film for the summer but when it gets released on DVD it certaintly will save you from having a night where you cant find anything good to watch. However for now it’s not too attractive of a summer blockbuster.
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