Terminator Genisys Reviews

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July 9, 2015
Part of what makes Terminator Genisys so pitiful as an evening out is that all the actors do over and over again is tell us why they're in a particular scene and why the movie exists.
July 3, 2015
Of course the special effects are more impressive than ever. But nearly every curveball offered up in this new parallel-universe version of the Terminator world isn't as interesting or as original as the timeline we loved in the first place.
July 3, 2015
Terminator: Genisys, however, has none of the stakes, and none of the moral preoccupations, of its predecessors.
July 3, 2015
Arnie's Arnie - and for some of us that's enough. He's back.
July 2, 2015
"Terminator Genisys" is the first fully worthy successor to Cameron's original films and it shows Arnold may be old, but he's not obsolete.
July 2, 2015
As ill-conceived as it is ill-spelt, Terminator Genisys fires a rocket-propelled grenade into its own franchise.
July 2, 2015
It's as if it has gone back in time to murder our memories of the ancestral first film and crush the series' reputation.
July 2, 2015
Screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier pile on so many pulpy sci-fi conceits -- involving time travel, alternate realities, and the end of civilization -- that you might be carried along by the batty excess.
July 2, 2015
Sci-fi franchise reset that grafts a new storyline onto the 1984 original... The result looks like, oh I dunno, a 67-year-old skinjacket sagging off the skull-plate of an outdated T-800 Terminator.
July 2, 2015
The only one really having a good time is Schwarzenegger, who grins like a Cheshire cyborg even when nothing's funny, least of all the impending destruction of humanity.
July 2, 2015
Above all, Genisys is a staggeringly dull film.
July 2, 2015
As lousy as the movie is, I must speak up for its makers' valiant attempt to make something old look new and also old ... and new. It's a vexing problem for a system that relies on sequels, "franchises," "tentpoles," etc.
July 2, 2015
So what if it's a head-scratcher? Arnold is back. And he's the Man. What are you waiting for?
July 1, 2015
The problem is that nothing carries much weight - not the stilted romance between Sarah and Kyle, not the effect-driven action sequences, not even the threat of apocalypse, with billions of lives supposedly in the balance.
July 1, 2015
"Terminator Genisys" plays like the worst of all outcomes.
July 1, 2015
Terminator: Genisys feels like a VHS cassette that's been rewound and recorded over for 21 years. It's haunted by ghosts of old movies, a cyborg whose entire DNA is déjà vu.
July 1, 2015
Age and apparent cosmetic surgery haven't improved Schwarzenegger's acting, and his physical presence has diminished.
July 1, 2015
"Terminator Genisys" turns unfortunately jokey and self-referential, to the point that it borders on parody.
July 1, 2015
Terminator Genisys feels like the film Cameron might have made if he continued the franchise.
June 30, 2015
For all its weaknesses, "Terminator Genisys" is a "Terminator" movie that feels like a "Terminator" movie, more than did "Terminator 3," not to mention the ghastly "Terminator Salvation."
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