Terminator : Genisys review

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In 2029, Human Resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) launches a massive final offensive against Skynet. Before the Resistance is able to win the offensive, Skynet activates a time machine and sends back a T-800 Terminator to 1984 to kill John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). John’s right-hand man, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), volunteers to travel back in time to protect her – wikipedia

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I love Emilia Clarke, she’s one of the best actresses on Game of Thrones, but I can’t help but feel like she was horribly miscast as Sarah Connor in this film. I don’t think I would have noticed how physically mismatched she was, but there’s two scenes in the film that make it a point to show it: the police line up and at the end when she’s hugging Jai Courney and you can see that she barely comes up to his chest and has arms that are pretty but damn thin.  Arnold was on his A-Game for the film, but he was really the only redeeming part of the film, the CGI was painfully noticeable at times, anytime they were outside and there were CGI buildings I felt like we could be watching a minecraft gaming session, and I’m not sure how they managed to make the T-1000 look worse in a film done in 2015 vs the film done in 1991.  It was a fun movie, but only worth my time because the alternative was to sit at my house where there was no power.  If you can catch it on Netflix or Amazon Prime for the cheap, do so, but skip it if you’re going to be paying $15 a ticket for “real 3d” (bleh).

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    2 Responses to Terminator : Genisys review

    1. Yet to see a single movie that warrants me paying the extra for 3D.

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    2. Yeah, I pretty much agree. It was a cool concept of an altered timeline from the original franchise, but it was also a little hard to follow at times BECAUSE of the shifting/dual timelines. Not so much that you can’t understand the story, but I kept finding myself trying to think backwards to connect the dots, which was a bit distracting.

      Maybe I’m just jaded from having seen so many sci-fi/action movies, but this flick seemed to just push itself along without a lot of tension and excitement – even in most of the action scenes. I also thought they could have done without a lot of the forced humor. Most of it didn’t serve its comic relief purpose and just seemed out of place or cheesy. Sometimes I almost expected to hear the sad trombone sound after a punchline (“wuh-wuh-wuuuhhhh”).

      I saw it in 3-D, and there is really very little 3-D-worthy content in the film. It actually took away from it, because a digital 2-D movie has a sharper picture quality than in digital 3-D. Even though I have a 3-D TV, if I get it on Blu-ray I’ll probably buy the standard version.

      Overall I’d give this a C+.

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