Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Reel Review: Terminator Genisys!

07.01.2015 – The Terminator franchise has had its ups and downs recently and the new addition is the fifth installment titled “Terminator Genisys” seems to be an exciting one. There will be varying opinions how Alan Taylor turn this franchise into his vision.

The only hold over from the original films will be Arnold Schwarzenegger who’s making a comeback since Rise of the Machines since they only used his appearance in Salvation and was still at that time was the Governor of California…

Terminator was originally considered a sci-fi suspense film not entirely devoted itself to being an action film, but seeing Arnold as a killing machine is scary enough to merit how original James Cameron put this together. A few years later Judgment Day came and it was even a bigger film putting the T-800 as the protector to the teenage John Connor.

Then two films followed which took over from James Cameron’s films, but none of them where stellar even though it earned a lot of money critics reaction where mixed and it was a slow decline that also include a TV series that seemingly add more to the confusion.

The Genisys Begins

With Terminator Genisys it’s obvious that the film is a reboot/retcon of what everyone thinks about the franchise. Even James Cameron pitched this film as giving respect to the first two films and shyly ignores the last two.

I’ve been waiting to see this film since Arnold first tweeted an image of him in a chair that shows the film’s title. Though not entirely excited the expectation was lower as seeing Alan Taylor’s last film Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World was a surprising hit making it an upgrade from its first and it was bigger.

Alternate Times & Travels

Traveling through time is what makes this film interesting and it’s the backbone of the narrative. There was some confusion in the dialogue but if you’re just want it to see it through and appreciate the visual action just watch it to up to the end.

For some who never get it the questions you seek are not in this movie. All you have to remember is that their mission is to stop Skynet at all cost which is the entire story. The process of that particular challenge is left for you to see the visual explanation.

No Longer Judgment Day

Overall the pace was right and compressing two original movies and retelling a new one gives you an idea that the producers are looking forward to give you two more films. Let’s hope they do and seeing Emilia Clarke taking the Sarah Connor role takes a fresh take on the character as well as Jai Courtney’s portrayal of Kyle Reese.

It was one heck of a ride but at the end of the day you gave them the answers some people needed to hear at the same time open up new questions that hopefully will be resolved in the next films.

RATED: 3 out of 5 Stars

NOTE: This review is not sponsored nor endorsed by United International Pictures or Columbia Pictures Philippines. This film is reviewed, rated personally and not to promote in selling the film.

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