The newest entry in the long running Terminator franchise has finally hit and it’s not that bad. Directed by Alan Taylor and Starring Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Terminator Genisys takes place during the events of the first and second Terminator films directed by James Cameron. The movie serves as the true third movie to the James Cameron saga.
Now before I get on with my review I’m not the biggest Terminator fan and I’ve only seen the James Cameron Terminator films. So take that however you will.
The acting and directing are a little bit hit or miss. Jason Clarke as John Conner and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 are fantastic in the film. Arnie kills it and gives the best performance of the film and when Arnie is the best in film, you know something has to be lacking, take nothing away from the man, but he isn’t the best actor. Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese is just bland, he doesn’t really bring anything to Kyle Reese and his just kind of stock. Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor feels a bit miscast, she isn’t all that likeable when she first appears in the film, but unlike Courtney’s performance, Emilia’s Performance grows on you as the film continues. Alan Taylor’s directing isn’t the best, some of the shots and cuts leave you scratching your head but he does an ok job.
The soundtrack of the film is terrific. It is Epicly heroic and really pulls you into these action scenes and help build the tension in the film. They use the original Terminator theme sparsely and in which makes it feel special when they use it, this is another one of the best bits of the film.
I don’t want to spoil the story for you but it is kind of confusing at parts but they do a good enough job of explaining everything. Some of the changes they make to the original films are questionable but some of the changes also work. J.K. Simmons has a really awesome part in the film that is really smart by the writers, bravo to whoever thought that up.
The movie contains a lot of action, all of which are brilliant. They are brilliantly choreographed and make your heart pound. Whether it be an intense gunfight in 2029 or a helicopter chase the film delivers thrills.
All in all Terminator Genisys is sure to please long time Terminator fans while also being a perfect jumping on point for new fans.
What did you think of Terminator Genisys? Let me know!