Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

DVD - 2015
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When Sergeant Kyle Reese is sent back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, a sudden turn of events creates a fractured timeline.
Publisher: Hollywood, California :, Paramount,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda

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Reading_Right
Nov 16, 2017

It's time to Terminate it. (Please don't be baaaack.)
I love watching Arnie (which is why I gave it a shot), but the script is more than absurd, by it's own definition! SPOILERS:==> Let's start with the screaming Elephant in the room: The instant the Terminator is sent back, John Connor would be gone, IF he had been prevented from being. They don't have to "hurry". They're now already in the future, from the "new 1984". i.e. Their future would have changed instantly from the time the Terminator was sent (from their perspective), in any way it had been altered. (To quote the film: "What do we want? TIME TRAVEL! When do we want it? It's irrelevant!" Exactly.) There was an easy way to avoid that problem, but the writers couldn't figure it out... However, let's look past that one. (No pun intended.) Then, there's the past & future that had already been changed, when they got there: 1984 is different; 1997 is different; 2017 is different. Remember, Kyle Reese was originally born AFTER the "Rise of the Machines" & the "destruction" of the world. Now he's 13 when this is going on, which changes EVERYTHING, including the glaring absurdity of a 3rd example: The last scene (or "thing he has to do"), where he goes to talk to himself as a 13 year old, and gives himself that "important message", is completely irrelevant & therefore unnecessary! All of that has already been changed, as he is living a "normal life" with his family, at least into his teens.
If all of that isn't enough, John Conner is completely & totally out of the picture (so to speak), as he was originally born in 1984/5, and now wouldn't be born (even if the two of them do get married & have kids) until at least 2018, making Kyle Reese at least 14 years older than him! Of course, this is completely moot, given the fact that those sperm are now long gone, as they didn't play things out from the "first time" in 1984, so John wouldn't even exist! Yes, as stated in the film: the past & future were completely changed. BUT, the film then seems to disregard that in several scenes which are now nonsensical, as the 4 examples above show. i.e. the film can't even be consistent with itself. Come on guys. The writing could easily be better than that.
Last but not least, of course, is the persistent Political Correctness Follywood wants to shove down our throats. But I've seen worse. : )

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uzebdrumz
Sep 29, 2017

This reinvention of the space-time continuum will have your brain doing somersaults if you try and make sense of the endless justifications for all these people doing what they are doing. Arnold is actually pretty good in this film, acknowledging his age & referring to his cyborg status as outdated in a self-deprecating way. John, Reese, & Sarah are all rebooted with digital domain visuals that exploit the latest variation of pixel placement. It's entertaining, but still begs the question as to why any of these cyborgs hasn't destroyed the human race completely given their ability to time travel. Again, don't overthink the plot.

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 17, 2017

I actually think this might be my favorite Terminator movie. I feel like it just works the best with what's given to it, and the changes that are present make sense.

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tomdance
May 16, 2017

This boring muddle adds little new to the franchise, and is only worthwhile for dedicated fans. Emilia Clarke is abundantly more impressive in "Game of Thrones."

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GrannysGlasses
Apr 09, 2017

I own the DVDs of the original series and watch them every so often. I was surprised to come across this one, but interested to see how it fit into the sequence. I am not a higbrow film watcher and had few expectations for this film, but I only watched 20 minutes. The acting was lame. Sarah Connor in particular was weak and just a caricature of the original (and Lind Hamilton's acting isn't all that strong).

AL_LESLEY Mar 29, 2017

Pops!!!

A good addition to the franchise. Way better than the last one. Time to let this series sit for a decade then reboot it afresh.

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thelittleblackbird
Feb 02, 2017

booooooooooooooooooooo!

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Paidion
Sep 30, 2016

Maybe it was pure nostalgia, but I LOVED this movie. It truly was in keeping with the franchise more than any of the films after Terminator 2. The action was non-stop, the twists and comedy were engaging. As an "Old Fogey" (staring down 40) who remembers the originals I couldn't help but smile throughout. It has more in common with T:2 than the original terminator, but I loved it. Even James Cameron has declared this as the T:3 the world deserved. Unfortunately many in the world did not agree. It's a great popcorn, mostly brainless (other than some timey wimey wibbly wobbly stuff...including a Doctor Who alum), great summer flick. Shakespeare it is not...but I didn't go in looking for something socially conscious and high brow.
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Derringer
Sep 27, 2016

And, speaking about Arnold Schwarzenegger (who's now 70 years old) (and don't he look it?) - Like, hasn't this tired, rickety, old relic (whose net worth is estimated at being $400 million) had enough of the celebrity limelight, yet!!?? Hasn't he!!??

And when it came to his role here in Terminator Genisys as The Guardian (aka. "Pops") - Man, I can't begin to tell you what a total embarrassment he was in his part. He sure looked like a doddering, old fool to me (kicking ass one more time) (Spare me!), and uttering some of the most stupid and inane lines imaginable.

And when he did his hideous "shit-grin" smile (for about the 4th time) - I can't begin to tell you how much this old buffoon made my skin crawl, big-time!

Yep. After having to tolerate the utter nonsense in this Sci-Fi, time-travel dud - To me, Schwarzenegger is utterly despicable.

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bmanuel
Nov 14, 2015

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2015

Sarah: Pops! I thought you were dead.
T1: No. Just upgraded.
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T1: I'll be back.
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T1: It is possible if he were exposed to a nexus point in the time flow when you were in the quantum field. ... A nexus point is an event in time of such importance that it gives rise to a vastly different future.
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T1: I'm old, not obsolete.
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Sarah: Bite me.
T1: That is a very immature response

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