Cast - 90%
Story - 86%
Music Score - 75%
Effects/Quality - 85%
Originality - 86%
Arnie is back ! but as an actor his career also really does seem unstoppable. Well he is back in the new 2015 instalment of Terminator. Terminator Genisys brings in a new group of actors to reawaken this saga, any Game of Thrones fans will surely love seeing Emelia Clarke as Sarah Conner and she’s just as beautiful and bad ass as she is in Game of Thrones. There’s even a nice surprise for Dr. Who fans in this movie.
Genisys as my spell check keeps highlighting as the wrong spelling is in fact correct, the title referring to the name of the new treat humanity faces. The resistance must stop Genisys from being launched in order to save humanity and prevent the hopeless future that Sgt. Kyle Reese is sent back from. Interestingly funny how the biggest treat in this movie is not a futuristic robot with glowing red eyes but an app (Genisys).
Emily Clarke explodes onto the screen as the leader of the resistance Sarah Connor who seems to need no help taking care of herself despite having Arnie by her side playing the “Guardian”. This movie comes to older fans as a fresh new storyline as these events reshape the timeline we come to know from the Terminator franchise. The story revolves around Sarah Connor and her altered mission. It’s also wonderful seeing both versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger as his retro and modern Terminator versions. Finally concluding on the debate of what would happen to a Terminator if they did get old.
Jason Clarke brings that steely charisma to his role constantly throughout the movie just as in the latest “Planet of the Apes”. His pivotal role drives the movie and his character is full of surprises.
For the newer fans the movie’s plot twist and time traveling will have them gripped as the movie leaves bread crumbs for the next instalment on the evolution of Terminators. The T-1000 does deliver that level of nightmarish and sci-fi quality to be memorable for newer fans as their iconic villain.
Family Dynamics : The acting ensemble
The producer David Elison gives us insight on the casting of the roles, I mean this cast was amazing there is an actor for almost every fan. From fans of Dr. Who, GI Joe, Game of Thrones and just the level of acting that pushes this movie above the mediocre.
What’s not to love about this movie, the cast is amazing, packed with action and mind bending intrigue with a dash of retro epicness as it holds on to the best from the original movies that started it all. If you haven’t seen this movie yet make sure you watch it this year.
Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Age Rating: 10-12 PGLV
Estimated RRP: R120
Release Date: 10 November 2015
- Explosive reboot to the franchise that won’t disappoint new and old fans.
- The visual effects are on point as the movie shifts between future and past.
- Love the new portrayal of Sarah Connor, it’s the perfect casting for her role.
- Hearing 3 of the most iconic words in cinematic history “I’ll be back” never gets old.
- Raises more questions than answers.
- Stealing a homeless man’s pants. LOL Shameless.