Indyfreak's Movie Review of Terminator: Genisys

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Terminator: Genisys

Older...but not obsolete. Well said, Arnold.
Indyfreak - wrote on 11/18/15

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 at all. In my opinion and that of everyone else the franchise ended with T2: Judgement Day. But this was okay.

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