At The Movies: Terminator Genisys

I’ve been excited about Terminator Genisys for a while. While I was excited as everyone else that ArnoldSchwarzenegger was coming back I was also excited about the casting decisions of the main roles: Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and Jason Clarke (no relation) as John Connor.  Matt Smith (Doctor Who) also has a cool part.

In the movie, Reese is sent back in time to 1984 by John Connor to save Sarah Connor from the original Terminator. Little do they know that things have actually changed, and Schwarzenegger’s Terminator is actually on Sarah’s side. So they go forward in time to 2017 just before the birth of Skynet which is at the time called Genisys. They find John there, but find out he’s changed, too, thanks to being attacked by a machine (Smith) just before Reese is sent to save Sarah. He’s now pro-Skynet and he’s what’s standing between them and the launch of Genisys/Skynet.

The movie moved a long pretty well, and there was plenty of action. Despite it being a serious movie there were definite moments of humor, and Schwarzenegger was really good being back in one of the roles that catapulted him to stardom so many years back. Both Courtney and Clarke were solid as Kyle and Sarah, and worked pretty well together. Although there was one plot line that seemed to miss a little buildup (maybe I’ll talk about it in another post later this week after people have seen the movie). Jason Clarke was awesome as John Connor (when isn’t he awesome?).

Also, for the Whovians out there (Doctor Who fans), Matt Smith has a pretty cool part. Oh, there also is one scene after the first part of the credits. It’s kind of important.

I thinks it’s definitely worth a trip to the theaters to watch, especially in IMAX 3D if you can cover the extra cost.

Now, go forth and watch the humans attempt to dismantle Skynet….again.


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