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  • 3 years ago
    This movie is like a car crash on the side of the highway that you can't help but stare at. I humorously recommend this movie to friends as an example of how to thoroughly, and undoubtedly, stop a franchise dead in its tracks - If you thought T3, and Salvation, were doing their darnedest to kill the franchise, you haven't seen anything yet.

    I have not a clue what they were thinking by concocting a double time travel rigamarole that basically erases every meaningful thing that happened in the first two movies (you know, the two movies that gave anyone a reason to care about Terminator in the first place). The casting was also largely a head scratcher. It is just way too difficult to watch James Cameron's version of the leads in the first two movies only to watch them get replaced so putridly in Genisys.

    For real, what a bizarre way to try to reboot the series. It actually does feel like an early 90s straight to video sci-fi experiment, but with a substantially larger budget attached to it. I can imagine the train of thought going around in the studio when they were dreaming up this turd: How do we make a Terminator movie with a 70 year-old Arnold that would kinda sorta make sense? To think that this was supposed to be the first entry in a trilogy. I don't think I'm fanboy enough to have cared about what was supposed to happen in the two movies we aren't going to get.
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … To be fair, with the way Terminator's timelines work, there is no "erasing" anything. Terminator's time travel works so that people from two different futures can go back in time to the same past, before their timelines were split. But gee, poor Terminator-- is that three failed trilogies?
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    • Splatterhouse 5
      Splatterhouse 5
      Editing … Perhaps I misunderstood the movie? When terminators are are sent back to kill/protect Sarah Connor when she's a kid, it changes everything going forward - Kyle Reese survives, and Sarah Connor is a completely different person at the same moment in time than she was in the first movie, which inadvertently puts John Connor's existence in limbo. The events of the first 2 movies don't really exist anymore, because they were altered by more time travel shenanigans. Miles Dyson lives (longer), but now it's his son that unknowingly takes credit for what eventually becomes Judgement Day.
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    • Splatterhouse 5
      Splatterhouse 5
      Editing … Kyle Reese and John Connor still evidently exist in the future "victory" against the machines, but the circumstances that got them there are now different (or at least they should be). John Connor (as he exists in Genisys) is now corrupted by Skynet, which is confusing, because the circumstances that created his existence has been altered enough to not guarantee his existence - Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese can simply opt not to conceive him given the newfound information that he'd eventually become corrupted by Skynet, and that the war wasn't actually won, and continues anyway.
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    • Splatterhouse 5
      Splatterhouse 5
      Editing … Perhaps, the other two movies would have gone in the direction of completely changing the outcome of "how the war was won" - and I definitely think that Genisys was attempting to take the series in that direction - but I think it's hard to now view the events of the first two movies as meaningfully if those events were only meant to inspire another backdoor time travel attempt to stop them from happening...which DOES dramatically alter what happens in the T1/T2 timeframe, but miraculously doesn't seem to carry over to the future, as it seems to play out the same way with the same characters reaching the same destinations as previously. Thinking about it now, John Connor doesn't even exist in the T2 timeframe any longer.
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    • Splatterhouse 5
      Splatterhouse 5
      Editing … Hehe...Maybe I'm a little interested in how they eventually planned to make sense out of Genisys, but I have strong doubts that it would have been satisfying.
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … When something changes, it doesn't change previously existent timelines--it creates a new one. Think of it as an ongoing line that keeps branching out whenever someone goes backwards. Nothing ever ceases existing, no futures get erased. If I'm reading you right, you're applying more of a logic that there is only one future at a time; but Mr. Splatterhoure, the future is not set.
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … In The Sarah Connor Chronicles, there actually is a case of two characters coming back to the same past, despite coming from different futures. That's because they'd come back to points from before their timelines split. I'd worked out how Terminator time travel worked before the series, though (as just given the first movie alone, it was the only logical scheme that wouldn't result in any paradoxes)
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    • Sudertum
      Sudertum
      Editing … All these alternative timelines are only a mindfuck, why is it so diffycult to make a good (mean really good not average) action film? A case i miss the 80s and early 90s!
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … Fury Road bby
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    • Sudertum
      Sudertum
      Editing … No, not fully convinced by it. Action were stunning indeed but missed out the plot, went nowhere to me.
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  • 4 years ago
    What a bunch of fucking nonsense this film is. I know I should temper my expectations when it comes to something like this but fuck doing that, after sitting though two hours of this movies time travel bullshit it doesn't deserve it; seriously, I have an easier time understanding the time continuity of Doctor Who then I do the stupid shit this crap spews out. Like seriously, how anyone can read the plot points of this movie out loud and not be concerned in the slightest scares me to no end, how the fuck did this get the "James Cameron seal of approval" - oh right he's too busy making Avatar 10 & and not giving a fuck about Terminator, as he swims in his pool full of money. If you haven't gotten the gist yet I didn't really like any of this, really It's better to say that I hated every fucking minute of it. This is really - and I say this without doubt in my mind - a bunch of fucking nonsense that is set to the back drop of uninspired, bland, action set pieces - in other words: typical summer blockbuster trash. I mean I feel bad for Arnold as he really tries his hardest to make this movie seem cool, when really it has the opposite effect. The movie reeks of desperation as it tries to capture anything that made the first two terminators good, with every time the movie makes, essentially, a callback coming off as "OH LOOK GUIES WE KNOW YOU LIKE THAT LINE FROM TERMINATOR 2 SO WE USED IT AGAIN, WE'RE JUST AS COOL SO PLZ LIKE US". The movie just feels so incredibly pathetic in its attempts to appeal to the audiences nostalgia and I fucking hate it. I really didn't expect much at all here, but the stupid time-travel shit really set me over the edge. Was the goal of this movie to bury the Terminator franchise even further down the hole it dug for itself after Salvation? Because it damn well succeeded as far as I'm concerned. Just let the franchise die already.
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    • Gries He
      Gries He
      Editing … You sound angry.
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    • Ryan Thorp
      Ryan Thorp
      Editing … Yep, that sounds like what I was going for. Though I felt that I could of thrown in a couple more fucks, you know to really get my point across.
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  • 5 years ago
    This video is freaking hilarious xD
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  • Ulty wrote his opinion about Terminator Genisys
    5 years ago
    I'm glad this movie exists. It sucks shit when you think about it, but after Salvation this is like the new Terminator 2!

    I went to see this movie for two reasons, first was that i'm a huge Terminator fan and second was that i'm a huge Arnie fan. I didn't went into this movie expecting a good plot with good characters, I went in just to watch Arnie kicking ass! That was the only redeemable part of the movie, unfortunately. It starts out pretty promisingly though, the interaction between John Connor and Kyle Reese felt genuine and the world during the war looked really cool. But I knew once they started to time travel, that this horsehit of a story would go down faster than you can say "What?!".

    Effects looked fake for the most part, but surprisingly I thought the set design and make up effects were decent. The performances were pretty boring, I liked Arnie and the guy who played John Connor but that's about it.

    Go in wih the right expectations, and you might survive...
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  • 5 years ago
    Few initial reviews are coming out and guess what? They aren't that very good - boy am I surprised!

    17% Rotten Tomatoes
    38 Metacritic score

    Obviously what's out there isn't much so this isn't an indicative of what the critical reception of the film will be when it's all said and done. On the other hand, however, you don't tend to see film go from a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes to an 80% - nor do you see one go from a 38 to a 70 on Metacritic. With this knowledge in hand my guess for where the chips will fall on July 1 is around a 20%-50% for Rotten Tomato & a 30-50 Metacritic score. So really this film has the chance, in my eyes, to be either utter shit or boring summer blockbuster trash. Oh boy
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … Called it!
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    • Ryan Thorp
      Ryan Thorp
      Editing … Yea there wasn't much indication that it would be good was there? But hey who knows, maybe every other single review will be 3+ stars and these initial ones are just the dumb critics (lolprobablynot)
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … $10 says this new trilogy will be cancelled like the previous one
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    • Ryan Thorp
      Ryan Thorp
      Editing … Unless it makes a ton of money, which it might very well do. Can't wait for this franchise to turn into Transformers v2
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … Oh god, that's a disgusting thought. Please no.
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    • Ryan Thorp
      Ryan Thorp
      Editing … I personally cannot wait for the terminator to have large metallic balls hanging between his legs. Hopefully they can get Turturro to show his ass. Going to be a great age for the Terminator franchise I just know it.
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … In the next film we'll find out that Skynet sent Terminators into the past, and had them forge an army beneath the hollow earth so they could assist with the robot uprising!
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    • Ryan Thorp
      Ryan Thorp
      Editing … And the only person who can save us is actual cannibal Shia Labeouf. Man I knew I should a became a screenwriter, shit writes itself.
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  • 5 years ago
    [#13:Arnold Schwarzenegger] posed as the Terminator in public, for charity! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w81g199L8YA
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  • 5 years ago
    Still not impressed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4zhBQfqVCc
    I am convinced this will suck.
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … The only thing I can remember about the last Terminator film I saw was an awesome helicopter crash. The one before that I can remember a girl robot hanging on a crane but not much else. Yeah, it's sucked for a while.
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    • Erektionsite
      Erektionsite
      Editing … I doubt we will ever get another Terminator film that is as good as the first two films. They set the bar pretty fucking high with Terminator 2.
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    • Nodley
      Nodley
      Editing … It's not just one of the best in its genre it's one if the best films full stop! There was one pirate T2 VHS going around school and we fought over it. I regret nothing.
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    • Erektionsite
      Erektionsite
      Editing … I would easily punch someone just so that I could watch Terminator 2.
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  • 5 years ago
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62E4FJTwSuc
    I'm not in the least bit impressed.
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    • Splatterhouse 5
      Splatterhouse 5
      Editing … What's funny is that no matter how weird this movie appears, I simply won't be able to help myself from seeing this in the theater. In this case, I'm like that woman that swears that she's done dating jerks, and then is weak at the knees with the next confident deadbeat that walks thru the door.
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    • Husky Wing
      Husky Wing
      Editing … There's no way I'm not seeing this in theaters, but they can't make me like it!
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    • WoodrowShigeru
      WoodrowShigeru
      Editing … I hope they can explain why the robots keep getting older. Oh look! A young Schwarzenegger.
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  • 5 years ago
    Look! A teaser for a trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_77GeNEzFQ
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