- Do you want to watch a mash-up of Terminator and Judgement Day?
- Do you want to see a chubby, cute Sarah Connor unable to shoot a gun properly because her bewbs are in the way?
- You do not require something new, original or noteworthy?
- You want to see J. K. Simmons in another role not worhty of him?
- You’re dying to see old Arnie beating the shit out of young, CGI Arnie?
If you’ve answered YES to at least three questions, proceed to watch Terminator: Genisys.
Genisys is not new. It is not good. It is not bad. It’s …-ish. It’s not as bad as Jurassic World but the reasoning behind it is the same: Let’s make the same movie(s), try to stir those emotions you have for the original movies by using suggestive music and motifs that get you right in the feels. The thing is, they actually do pull this off a few times.
Because, unlike Jurassic World, the Terminator has a member of the original cast and they know when and how to use the trn-tn-tn-tn, trn-tn-tn-tn. And let’s face it, the fact that they were unable to replace Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn is not really surprising. It’s understandable.
The story is, shockingly, focused on time-travelling to save one Sarah Connor and stop Skynet from nuking the world. Again, shockingly, there are some major disruptions in the timeline. Also, shockingly, we get to hear Arnie say “I’ll be back.” They don’t really do anything new. There’s kinda a new terminator, but he’s not really all that new, more like a fancy T-1000. Skynet is sometimes referred to as Genisys, which is sort of new…ish.
All that being said, I cannot resist a bit of time travel…
Just in case you did not get the point…
One question remains to be answered: If 1991 Linda Hamilton was Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genisys, would it be good?