Terminator Genisys : a part aimless, two parts absurd, and all parts preposterous
That’s pretty much how you can sum up the movie in a sentence. There have been loads of sequels being made (Jurassic World being one of the most successful ones lately) and when we heard about Terminator Genisys, everyone was excited about Arnold being back.
But guess what?
His character resembles the movie’s screenplay. Really fussed-over, convoluted and baffling. It’s the kind of screenplay that manages both, being incredibly implausible and strangely simple-minded. “Old but not obsolete” is Arnie’s new catchline, repeated at incessant times with the level of recklessness increasing at rapid phases throughout the movie.
And then we have our mother of dragons from Game Of Thrones, Emilia Clarke who has taken over Linda Hamilton’s old role as the new kick-ass heroine Sarah Connor. She’s bid goodbye to the admirable long blonde hair and the dress she wears in Game Of Thrones. It’s T-shirts and leather, now. Her role is to stop the end of the world. Her performance is well spirited and fine, and includes blowing up cyborgs and wielding machine guns. She simply aced at her role.
We saw some of the shrewdest screenwriters with Terminator Genisys. After yet another attack on a Skynet facility by Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and friend John Connor (Jason Clarke), someone must travel back in time, all the way back to 1984 to save John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Game of Thrones’ very own Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator. Very familiar so far. However, this time Sarah Connor isn’t some waitress carrying the saviour of mankind in her womb. No, this time she’s been literally living with a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who had been sent back earlier to protect her from another T-800 (Who happens to be Arnold Schwarzenegger himself!You’re not the only one confused, don’t worry)— who had been sent to kill her , at the same point when Reese travels back to in the Genisys timeline.
The special effects and action sequences seem like uninspired retreads of things done decades ago. . Every imaginable sort of cheap gratification is thrown up on the screen, to the point where the film eventually begins to feel very desperate. Arnold’s performance is below average, Emilia Clarke however is a character to watch. The plot is boring and is very monotonous, being nothing like the previous movie.
But if you’re a sci-fi fanatic and a Terminator fan, you might find the movie quite enjoyable. And if you love Game Of Thrones, you’d want to see Dany Targaryen kick some ass. Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons are here too, and it’s pleasantly nice to see their faces even though they’re very underused.
We rate 3/5!