I noticed there was an early showing of Terminator Genisys last night, so I got my shoes and stormed out the door. There was a new trailer for a movie I have been waiting for a while. Creed, which tells the story of Apollo’s child who of course ends up with Rocky training for his fight (Creed not Rocky). So back to Terminator… First off, I agree with I think 99% of the world that T2: Judgement Day is the best sequel in this series if not all sci fi movies. The movie starts off with what is the basic story line of the 1st original film. It’s 2029 and John Conner leads a human resistance against the machines in one final offensive. The successful destruction of Skynet’s defense grid allows Connor and his rebel force to move forward and ‘save the world’. … Or so we thought! Well if you remember back in the first film, Skynet’s AI deploys a failsafe weapon being a time machine through which a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) will travel back to 1984 and kill John’s mother, Sarah Connor. Skynet sent back Arnold as the T800 model and he was to get to Sarah Conner before she birth John. Well nothing changes here, we still see this storyline however the future version of John sends back Kyle to stop the T800 and continue its forever loop of futuristic craziness. This is where the movie gets good and start on the right foot.
I wont go much more into the story as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but I will say this. The action scenes are great, not too over the top like some of today’s box office ‘hits’. Also Arnold (sure he’s a bit older then the last time we seen him on screen) does an amazing job and he fits the story 100%. I also really enjoyed the new “Kyle Reese” (Jai Courtney) who was sent back to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). Even though John Conner has been played by several actors you’re still able to relate and connect with him. Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese is a solid version of the hero, with plenty to work with in Genisys, who could over take Michael Biehn’s fan-favorite role.
Terminator Genisys runs 126 minutes and is Rated PG – 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language. Now playing in 2D, 3D, and 3D IMAX theaters.