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Terminator: Genisys (2015) Movie Reviews

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07/31/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Terminator: Genisys" by Yojimbo

A soldier of the human resistance is sent back in time to protect the mother of humanity's saviour from assassination, to find that the move has been preempted by both Skynet and another reprogrammed terminator.

The argument against absurdly convoluted time travelled stories usually goes that time travel is impossible anyway so it's best not to pick holes in the story, but there does come a time when credulity is stretched beyond breaking point; this is the case with the ludicrous info-dumps of exposition of the first act of Terminator: Genisys, which come across as little more than a series of excuses for the film's own existence. Remaking scenes from the classic original also serve only to highlight its own inferiority in every way as does the dubious casting of both Jai Courtney and...

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11/18/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Older...but not obsolete. Well said, Arnold.

It lacks the R-rated punch and grit of the first two Terminator movies but Genisys is an entertaining sequel which cannot be accused of laziness. Its plot shows more ambition than any fifth wheel of a sequel has any business demonstrating. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and having a ball as the grizzled T-800 (the friendly one). Can you believe he's like 70? Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney wisely don't try to emulate Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn as they only end up being functional but not very memorable. They do get some good one-liners occasionally. Jason Clarke has perhaps the juiciest role of the picture and I'll leave it at that. The movie is smart enough not to overstay its welcome and delivers its share of sci-fi action and time travel mumbo jumbo. Is it necessary viewing? Not a...

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09/25/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

An Underwhelmed Sci-Fi Reboot

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the veteran Terminator as we have our fifth installment in the franchise: Terminator Genysis. The first two movies were really good as they were influential to action and sci-fi movies. This movie, however, is nowhere near as good as the first two. The story in this movie is extremely confusing to the point where I wonder if the screenwriters have any idea what's going on. Not only is the plot super convoluted as the story goes on, but it's not really that interesting. The characters doesn't really do a whole lot for me, even though I know that the actors are trying their best. The best parts of the movie is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is entertaining as the aged Terminator and some of the action scenes are actually well handled and nice to look at. ...

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2/4 

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08/18/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Terminator Genysis Review

Going into this movie felt more like an obligation than an exciting treat. Even before the reviews came out, I had a hunch that this movie was going to be bad. The trailers just made it look like a Hollywood cash-grab with very little effort. Looking back at the previous Terminator movies, I loved the first one, and I loved the second one with every fiber of my being. Terminator 2 is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. And to be honest, I enjoyed Terminator 3. It wasn't great, or even very good, but I had a good time with it. Then we got Terminator Salvation, which was shit. So how does Terminator Genisys stack up? It sucks.

I can't say I was disappointing since I didn't think this movie would be good in the first place, but my God did this movie just piss all over a once gre...

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1/4 

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07/04/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A messy mediocre movie with some pros

He's back...almost.

Terminator: Genisys takes place in the year 2029, John Connor leads the resistance of man against Skynet and an army of machines, but as he readies a plan to save the past from this devastating future - Skynet rewrites history with their own plan - one that targets Connor in the past and present - and he may not be able to survive an assault on both fronts.

I had my doubts with Genisys ever since the title of the movie "Genisys" wasn't such a great title and the fact that the teaser trailer for the movie gave away the biggest plot twist in the movie, I mean the trailer showed way too much and spoiled the film for me. The other thing that made me less exciting for the movie is the fact that movie is saying that the first and second movie never happened a...

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Snoogans
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07/04/2015 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

One Giant Mess!

'Terminator: Genisys' cleans house on the mythology of the series and hits reset. I was hesitant going into this movie for that reason. I still kept an open mind because there are many cool things you can do with time travel plots. The possibilities are endless. Well, this movie has and endless amount of IMpossible situations. The new alternate timeline is one GIANT mess! Things start out decent for the first thirty (or so) minutes. It begins in the future, where we see the events that lead to Kyle Reese being sent back to 1984 to protect Sarah Conner (the first Terminator movie). Once there, things become drastically different. Some hallmarks from the first two 'Terminator' films are showcased in a nostalgic effort. Unnecessary, but not terrible. Then the plot just spins out of...

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1/4 

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