Date: Thursday, 04 Dec 2014, 22:43 | Message # 121
Yes Chris, I'm gonna rant...
The moment I saw Sarah rescue Kyle AND running over the T-1000(Robert Patrick would've been way cooler if they wanted to pay homage to t-2) in a semi truck(I just saw shades of the TSCC pilot where Cameron saved John by running over Cromartie) and the old T-800 'kill' the younger one...facepalm. Killing the young t-800 changes the timeline alone. if Kyle Reese does not die like he was supposed to than it skewers everything we know about Terminator and Sarah has become the hardened warrior that we know and she needs that to be the right kind of mother to John.
It looks like they just meshed the plotline of T-1 and T-2 together...and the old Arnie raising Sarah from as a kid, well scratch the existence of 'Uncle Bob'!!! I liked Uncle Bob! Don't take him out of the timeline...oh that's right the timeline's already all skewered to hell, thanks guys!!!
Not sure about this Future John, the scars don't look right and it would've been better to have Christian Bale play him. IMO I liked the war weary and fatigued John Connor in Salvation. Now the only way to correct the time line is this...
He's back. Watch the new Terminator Genisys trailer starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I watched "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" a few days ago and I just realized the main character in the movie Jason Clarke is also John Connor in the new Terminator movie.
Me too Chris I watched well actually twice "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" a few days ago without realizing Jason Clarke was in the movie. Too busy with my eyes focused on Andy Serkis. I'm on the fence with this new 'Terminator' movie but I would have to say that was an impressive trailer looks action-packed and great entertainment. I suppose it's a matter of getting use to different Connor's & Reece's all over again. That use to hearing Summer's voice with Thomas and Lena in TSCC.
I just saw shades of the TSCC pilot where Cameron saved John by running over Cromartie
that was the first thing that came to my mind when i saw the trailer... I bet they Stole took that scene right of TSCC...
I'm not sure what I should think of that Sequel... but one thing is for sure I won't see this one on the big screen not because of the plot..more because I saw the English and the German Trailer and the German dubbing was horrible.. this is why I prefer to watch Movies in English and not in the dubbed version... "I saw the victims of a senseless crime, I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath." -- Jessica "Redfield" Ghawi
The Plot: Don't feel bad if you have to re-read this one a few times, because whether or not you're a Terminator fan, this is pretty damn confusing. In 2029, John Connor (Jason Clarke) is on the verge of defeating SKynet and sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to the 1980s to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), who is again being chased down by a Terminator, a T-1000 (Lee Byung-hun).
It appears that much of Genisys' plot takes place in an alternate timeline, where Sarah was orphaned as a child and raised by a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) that she refers to as "Pops", and who attempts to prepare her for the future war. Throw in a bunch of lazy references to the previous films, and you've got a new Terminator movie!
Why It's Awful: If you're not a Terminator fan, this probably won't interest you one bit, and if you are, it's probably going to p*** you off. Genisys' plot is attempting to do what 2009's Star Trek and the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past did by using time travel to not-so-stealthily reboot the franchise with the same characters in a way that's not quite so jarring to audiences.
The problem is that there just doesn't really feel like a need for this: at least Star Trek and X-Men had serious in-universe stagnation issues that needed to be resolved, whereas while Terminator Salvation was hardly a good film, there was no reason Terminator 5 couldn't just be an awesome, 2-hour futuristic version of Saving Private Ryan.
Instead, the original two films fans love are going to be needlessly tinkered with and rendered moot, though the greater likelihood is that fans will simply pretend that Genisys doesn't exist if it sucks. It will be written off as glorified fan fiction, and everyone will just get on with their lives.
Kristanna Loken during 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California on June 30, 2003
Discussions around the Terminator Genisys poster at theterminatorfans.com
David Ellison said a while ago that the film was to heavily feature Arnold and they didn’t want to make the film without his involvement in the lead role as the title Terminator character.
Give us an Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator poster for crying out loud with a black background like the first two posters.
This isn’t the Sarah Connor Chronicles this is fucking Terminator 5 featuring the original Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger!
I feel slightly numb to Terminator Genisys on a whole. I was expecting a kickass poster featuring ‘The Terminator’ instead we got an Emilia Clarke Sarah Connor (Ass) poster? She hasn’t even cemented herself into the role and I’m sorry but Linda Hamilton never had her own theatrical poster and she cemented her role and locked it down for me permanently. They didn’t have to stick her booty on a poster to get the teenagers interested. People were already interested because the first movie kicked ‘ass’ and not because a poster featured one.
So which poster do you prefer… the official Sarah Connor poster or the unofficial T-800 poster?
Date: Saturday, 27 Dec 2014, 05:02 | Message # 131
# 130 I'm not all that impressed with either of the poster's actually! an aging old man or a relatively unknown actress from GOT. Sorry but just doesn't appeal to me at all. I was expecting a much more enthusiastic and maybe an all-round poster featuring other stars from the movie. On a side-note I use to love the poster from TSCC. Lena Headey knelt down with a shot-gun, and Thomas with his back to her. Was one of my favorites.