Terminator Genisys (2015)

Upon hearing the mention of this film on a podcast with Movierob, I was prompted to watch it for the first time. The special effects were as good as any other film and the Terminators were just as cool as II. I don’t know why the critics didn’t care for it because this critic enjoyed it immensely.

Terminator Genisys (2015)
PG-13 | 2h 6min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 July 2015 (USA)

When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.
Director: Alan Taylor
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier | 2 more credits ยป
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke

The director is Alan Taylor, known for Game of Thrones and Thor. The direction is good here, the lines are heard and the characters seem to be working in unison. Other than that, it looks like any other Terminator film, maybe a shade darker.

If you can get the timeline in semi-focus, you’ll understand what’s going on. I’ll leave that up to you because I really didn’t mind the hodgepodge of events and people coming and going younger and older, most notably Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s cgi at its best. Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor and you may have seen her in Game of Thrones and Me Before You.

This is a great action film. It’s not perfect but I still recommend it as a fun, worthy part of the franchise.

9/10

At time of writing this it’s available streaming on Amazon Prime.

Author: Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

3 thoughts on “Terminator Genisys (2015)”

  1. Oh…..this movie. I didn’t hate as many did, but it wasn’t spectacular. My biggest grip with it was that the film’s trailers sort of ruin the “twist” in the movie by revealing it, which ruined the whole first-time experience of watching this movie. Second, Clarke, who I love, just didn’t fit into the role (she looked like she a character in one of the Divergent movies).

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