Terminator Genysys

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  1. latro

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    Well the word average springs to mind.

    In brief - Arnie is Brilliant as always, the film is worse than T3 but far far far better than salvation.
    Jai Courtney is by far the worst thifg in it due to his total lack of acting talent, the fact that he doesn't look like any conceivable version of a guerilla fighter from that time period (The films clearly established that the resistance is barely surviving eking out a meager existence and moves around by night. Given that why is he tanned and in such ridiculously good physical condition?) and also the fact that the whole plot is basically about why Kyle Reece is pointless so it feels like a total waste that they didn't pull the psycho switch and kill him off at the beginning.
    A film with just Sarah Connor and the terminator would be a much more interesting movie as their relationship is fascinating and quite sweet - thing the John Connor relationship in T2 taken to its logical extreme.
    The film has huge plot holes and is utterly incapable of keeping secrets - the trailer told you basically the whole story and the big end 'twists' are telegraphed so clearly that you'll know whats coming 20 minutes ahead of time.

    Still, at least this should get Arnie the box-office mojo he deserves again before he goes and straps his loincloth back on for King Conan.
     
  2. Acteon

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    I've read some scathing reviews, it seems such a shame as it felt like they were genuinely trying to get it right this time and that the director gave a damn.

    Like most franchises from the 80's and 90's, you can happily forget the lesser films (Alien 3, Police Academy after 4, Beverley Hills Cop 3 etc) and just enjoy the good ones, in this case, 1 and 2.

    Like the Transformer films I might download out of curiosity, but I'm not paying 12 for a cinema ticket on this occasion thanks...

    Oh, and thanks for the quick review Latro :D
     
  3. latro

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    You're welcome as always!
     

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