Thursday, July 9, 2015

Terminator Genisys 2015 (film review)

 "John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be." IMDb

The film staring.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Guardian (pops)

Jason Clarke as John Connor

Emila Clarke as Sara Connor

Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese

J K Simmons as O'Brian

Matt Smith as Alex (Matthew Smith)

Byung-hun Lee as Cop/T-1000

Brett Azar as Young Terminator T-800

The film Starts in the future in the war against Skynet where a now grown up John Connor sends his friend Kyle Reese back to protect his mother Sara.  Now this is where the first film should start with Kyle arriving to protect the weak terrified Sara.  Indeed the film now goes back to where the original Terminator film started, right up to where the terminator meets the three punks with the telescope.  It's at this point things get complicated.
Another older terminator (Arnie) shows up, Sara is no longer weak and terrified, the war never took place, it's all changed! But why? What happened?  Watch the film and find out.
Time travel may be fun, but it's bloody complicated.
The film is a good mix of action, adventure, and just enough comedy to keep it light and not too serious. The visual effect/CGI are well up to standard.

Brett Azar is amazing as the young terminator, you'd swear blind it was Arnie back in 1984, shame he had such a small part.  Matt Smith turns up (with a strange accent) he just can't stay away from time travel can he. It was also nice to see J K Simmons back as the long suffering O'Brian.

Wayne Rating 8/10  Well worth a watch, especially if your a terminator fan.

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