After Jurassic World and Star Wars Episode 7 another Sci-fi sequel/reboot received a trailer to woo fans. For the most part Terminator: Genisys slipped beneath my radar. After all, if you have seen T3 and T4: Salvation who wants to see another Terminator movie. However, with the involvement of Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger the buzz has been positive.
Terminator: Genisys Trailer Released
Sadly, after I saw this trailer I was not convinced the movie is on the right track. It tries hard to capture the feel of the first and second terminator movies. Those who watch the trailer (below) will recognize the scene where Kyle Reese is chased out of department store from the 1984 original. However, the Kyle Reese from Terminator: Genisys doesn’t even remotely look like Michael Biehn. The wooden acting should remind the director as to why Arnold Swarzenegger played the terminator in all movies.
Terminator: Genisys trailer….
The trailer starts of badly by showing yet another actor and his lack of resemblance to John Connor. Then, several effects shots are shown of the war against the machines which look fake and sad compared to the scenes James Cameron masterminded back in 1991. As you may have guessed from the what I have written. John Connor sends back Kyle Reese to stop the rise of the machines. However, when he gets to 1984 he is instead hunted by a T-1000 and Sarah Connor is not the gun-shy woman she ought to be. Instead she has been accompanied by a visibly aged terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The rest of the trailer plays out somewhat predictably, though with hindsight I hoped not to have seen the corny Golden Gate Bridge showdown.
Well, I have mixed opinions of the trailer. Maybe there is an excellent scripts hidden underneath, but the production execution looks sterile. I liked Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, I hope it is an opportunity for her to grow to be more than just a Khaleesi. Terminator: Genisys is scheduled for release on July 1st 2015. The movie is directed by Alan Taylor who previously did Thor: The Dark World. That was a fun movie, but not brilliant either.