Terminator Genisys Review

Terminator Genisys – 2015

(Note: If you want the plot or bona fide/detail reviews, go Wiki or IMDB)

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This is one of those movies that is going to have more appeal with those diehard Terminator fans, unless they are intently loyal to the original storylines. When it comes to sagas that have such a fan following, I like to stress the approach of perceiving the movie as its own standalone masterpiece and value it as such independently from the franchise as the artists/directors talent and perspective have intended. Be a little bit forgiving to avoid conflict with how it fits in with the previous films and you won’t be disappointed.

Anyways, there’s an obvious win with a Schwarzenegger comeback and hot young actors (including Ms. Game of Thrones, Khaleesi Targaryan)

Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions
Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

…and a completely realistic, animated, young Schwarzenegger cyborg fighting our favorite Skynet villains; suspicious melting liquid metallic, shape-shifting, weapon-forming, evil cyborgs, for the future of humanity against an even more evil military-conglomerate corporation launched by our very real and tangible “cloud” technology years prior to a frightening “technological singularity”. What more could we want from a truly modern sci-fi action flick!

Watch out for this guy. He is the last cop you want on your tail. It is now time to rekindle that old fear of bad cops.

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See this guy —> The Animated “Governator”… (*Think Avatar). How else could they have shaved off 30 years? And what a great re-enactment of the old punk scene!

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It can get confusing but the addition of alternate timelines really can make room for those more thought-provokingly complicated plots. Regardless, the stunning visuals superior enough to redeem any plot-holes for hardcore fans will take the reigns supreme. Possibly my favorite moment of battle-scene cine-spark was when the antagonist cyborg is restrained, then breaks down into particulate metallic shillings, then reforms again to face the Guardian cyborg and proceeds to “turn the tables”. Stunning visuals always seem to do it for me regardless of other deficiencies in a movie. Most deficiencies can be overlooked anyway, but it’s especially impressive when producers do their homework.

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Action sequences, great acting performances, stunning visuals; this movie had it all going on. I am a big fan of the predatorial sci-fi doomsday robots I’ve experienced in the post-apocalyptic genres and all that is to be expected for a Terminator movie. This 2015 cinematic staple has earned its ranks in the top of my recommendations. Look out for snippets of references, details and relics from the original Terminator series throughout the film.

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Also, you’re never going to believe this Arnie smile isn’t but a genuine attempt…pure gold! Or rather, chrome in this case.

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