Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys Teaser Poster. Woman (Connor) in field holding a Terminator head
Terminator Genisys Teaser Poster

This is the first I’ve heard of the upcoming movie Terminator Genisys, and the trailer (below) provides some hope that we may actually get an interesting new addition to the franchise. Terminator is probably my favourite of the series, but Judgment day was a stunning visual effects feat of the time and still stands up reasonably. T3, well, I just plain forgot this even existed till I saw mention of it in a post related to the trailer.

I thought Terminator Salvation was underrated but still average at best. I’d been waiting a long time to see a movie set after the nuclear apocalypse unleashed by Skynet. Robots and apocalypse, how can you go wrong? At least it was a break from rehashing the “go back in time to save the day” spiel.

On seeing the opening of this trailer, my instant thought was, “WTF, why are they remaking the first movie! I want more robots and apocalypse, but done better”. Moments later we see Sarah Connor bursting into the scene with a rather sturdy looking van, broadsiding a “cop” to save a confused and disoriented Kyle Reece from certain termination. This makes me happy, but also sad that I already know the major plot point.

I will be seeing this when it debuts on the 1st of July with all the 3D trimmings. Reportedly there will be a further two Terminator sequels that we can expect to see. One in 2017 and another in 2019.