I must confess something… I have not seen the previous “Terminator” movies (cue disappointing sighs). However, this did not stop me from seeing “Terminator Genisys” as a split second decision last weekend. From word of mouth, it appears that the “Terminator” series has been slowly migrating south. If you are still interested, here are my thoughts on this film.
First impressions, I have never paid more attention to the plot line like I have this time around and it was not just because I had quite a bit of catching up to do. I can say with confidence that the time traveling theme was confusing to follow. The movie was jumping decades back and forth without a smooth transition which made understanding the characters’ master plan a challenge not just for me but for my hardcore “Terminator” fan sitting beside me.
LT Ratings: Overall rating: 5/10 | Action: 6.5/10 | Fantasy: 4/10 | Adventure: 4/10 | Thriller: 3/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Pass
I must admit that Arnold Schwarzenegger was looking as good as ever, still pulling moves and stunts at 67—can this man get any more impressive? Of course the highlight of the film for me was Emilia Clarke (as Sarah Connor). Aside from being a goddess in the Game of Thrones series, she was fascinating during “Terminator Genisys” although I am subject to bias here.
Overall, although I have no previous movies to compare “Terminotor Genysis” to, I enjoyed this movie, primarily because of the casting. On a deeper level, the film was confusing because of how choppy the time traveling was, entirely lacking cohesion and flow. Last remarks, the film carries nostalgia and may serve as a reminder of your childhood; however, for a newbie like myself to the “Terminator” series, I suggest you save $12.99 at the theaters.
– Kisses, Kvitka –
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