In the beginning was the reboot, and the reboot was Terminator Genisys, and Terminator Genisys was a prequel. In director Alan Taylor’s reboot/prequel/movie thing, the Terminator universe’s impossibly impossible canon is basically collapsing on itself, creating an alternate everything except for the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger always wears leather.
The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by Skynet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change the way you spell “Genesis” forever.
Like the 1980s forerunner, Connor sends his trusted lieutenant, Kyle Reese, back through time to save his mother’s life and ensure only the most bizarre family lineage in movie history. But what he finds on the other side is like nothing he ever expected. After being orphaned at age nine by a Terminator, Sarah Connor has since been brought up by another Terminator programmed to protect her. That’s right. He’s back…with grey hair?
If you thought that was all rather complicated, then yes, Genisys is. The movie essentially throws more parallel universes than James Cameron could only dream of, creating a “Grandfather Pardox” taking the movie from Universe A to B to destroy Universe C. If your head hurts, than it probably doesn’t as much as the equation of old Arnold smashing up helicopters like Superman.
Starring Game of Thrones‘s Emilia Clarke, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘s Jason Clarke, Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Terminator Genisys sees the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the world’s now kinda original Terminator July 1st, 2015. The film also stars Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, Sandrine Holt, and J.K. Simmons, and unpredictable explosions.
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