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This will probably be the last review I write on here. I started using this in high school and man do most of my reviews sound dopey now! I stumbled upon my account again this night/morning...one final time. Farewell!
I love Arnold, and well Emilia Clarke is amazing. JK Simmons is my hero. Jai Courtney was good in "Jack Reacher."
The filmmakers had all the elements to make a truly good Terminator sequel (it should have been the best since "Terminator Two and a Half 3D") but apparently they picked a director and editor that did not understand the Terminator universe or the feel of the story at all. It was "Jurassic World" all over again but worse.
First they directed Arnold all wrong. You have to make him smile and move like a robot. It's picky but you have to know what looks like he's a god damn robot and what doesn't. Second this movie is just chock full of things that resemble scenes from the 2nd film. The pacing is all wrong and instead of coming up with an engrossing emotional storyline that has a natural rhythm to it they just strung action and exposition scenes together. 3rd or maybe in numerical order before that--whatever--that scene where they have the 'dead' Terminator driving the truck as a trick in the future was the dumbest scene I've ever seen in a movie. You would have to be on drugs to believe that was not meant to be funny.
The only good I saw here was the flashback to when Sarah meets Arnold as a kid. The brief locker room romance scene between the two young leads was almost romantic but it wasn't connected to anything throughout the rest of the movie. There was also way too much CGI. The nano-machines baddie at the end was a fitting new level of Terminator enemy, I just wish it had been at the end of a good movie. That should have been the only CGI if possible really. Just a taste like with "T2" and "The Abyss."
I was originally and firstly concerned when Robert Patrick wasn't mentioned as appearing (since he was King Kong to Arnold's Godzilla). Every woman I talked to was concerned that they weren't at least getting Linda Hamilton in for a cameo when it's a series that involves time travel. Truthfully I'd been troubled since "T3" came out with no Edward Furlong and no Cameron in the director's chair...and rightly so...if you have any brains in your noggin those were the first two men that should have been required to make the movie (other than Arnold).
Get James Cameron off that main stream worthless "Avatar" crap and get him to helm the next Terminator. Tell him he can put someone in it with blue skin. TV's "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" were awesome and blow this Genisys movie away. That show will give you chills if you liked "T1", "T2," & "Terminator 2 and 1/2 3D." Just watch it instead.
We need Cameron to get off his hard-working ass and give us the movie version of "RoboCop vs. Terminator," with Arnold and Peter Weller of course. The new RoboCop reboot was worse than this Genisys crap. It's time we brought all our heroes back assisted by massive machinery. If Cameron's not willing to direct it I bet Tarantino or Rodriguez would. It will be bombass as long as they don't give it to some newbie to direct and instead produce it (like Rodriguez did with "Predators").
The graphic novel that "Sin City"-creator Frank Miller wrote on "RoboCop vs. Terminator"--now so long ago...was kind of shitty...but hey, combined with the story of the crazy old "RoboCop vs. Terminator" video game that they based on the concept you could make a ridiculously epic script pretty quick. Frank Miller drew Peter Weller in there...and the jet pack-wing attachment thing he developed for RoboCop's back makes everyman shudder with a 'that just looks so cool' intensity. Set the storyline forward a few years and throw into this project the mastery of emotion they achieved on "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" with David from "90210" and Summer Glau (aka the hotness) and you'll have revived both franchises in a way that would make everyone shit themselves in glee.
And by the way Tim Burton making a live action version of Miller's incredible old-ass geriatric Batman story "The Dark Knight Returns/Strikes Again" with Michael Keaton and with the girl from "Kick-Ass" as Carrie Kelly. All his enemies from the two Burton Batman movies inexplicably revived. Billy Dee Williams finally appearing as Two-Face. And hell maybe Jim Carrey back as the Riddler even though that was technically the next series. Like the guy from "Major League" would say I'd move to England for that shit. If I had to. For them to make it I mean. It'd be tough, but I'd figure it out. I love that Beetlejuice is returning but the only reason "Birdman" even got made is because this third Batman film is the movie we all actually wanted to see.
This is one of the weirdest movies I have ever seen.
Upsetting and awesome.