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Sunday, 9 August 2015

TERMINATOR GENISYS [2015]

After two shitty sequels, the fifth Terminator film, Genisys, attempts to reboot the series a second time with mildly better results than it's predecessors.
It starts out in the future with Kyle Reese going back to 1984, like in the first film, to protect Sarah Connor from the T-800 only to find the timeline's been altered (or in this case rebooted) to pave the way for an entirely different adventure with Arnie & Friends.  Director Alan Taylor does a fine job at sticking to the tones of the James Cameron films while updating the feel for audiences of today.  Arnie, Jason Clarke & Lee Byung-hun do a wonderful job as the three different Terminator models, however Emilia Clarke & Jai Courtney are painfully dull as the human characters and that's like shooting the whole heart of the film in the foot.  As far as pointless reboots/sequels go, Genisys isn't a bad film but it still leaves much to be desired.

3 different Arnies out of 5

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