Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Terminator Genisys — Entertaining Hokum … 

10th November, 2015.

You know, I’m … not necessarily … a film fan.

Well … 

I would’t necessarily call myself such.

I’m just a guy that likes catching the occasional movie: as and when I’ve got the funds.

Or someone buys me a ticket: pretty much what my two sisters did, recently, in taking their older brother to see SPECTRE, recently.

Occasionally … ?   And as I think I’ve mentioned, before now?

I’ve enough credit in my iTunes account — and enough free time — to rent and watch a movie.

Something I did, tonight.

As you may have guessed … ?   The film I rented, tonight?

Was the recent on-demand release: Terminator Genisys.

And, yes … it’s hokum … 

Terminator Genisys starts in a not-to-distant future: in a 2029 when Judgement Day has happened, the war started, and humanity is at it’s most desperate.

Rebel leader, John Connor — Jason Clarke — has led his troops to a facility Skynet runs, under a work camp, near San Francisco.   And sends loyal trooper, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to the 1984 of the first movie: so he can protect John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke*).

It’s only when he gets there?   He finds that the Terminator Skynet has sent mere minutes earlier … has been shot.

By an OLDER Terminator that’s turned up to protect Sarah … in 1977.

That’s generated an alternate timeline.

With a NEW T1000 chasing Sarah, and Pops, as the older Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) tries to protect them.

That’s where things get complicated.

As both Sarah and Pops have been building their version of the time machine that sent Kyle back through time.

Sarah HAD been planning to head forward to 1997, the date of the original timeline’s Judgement Day.

With Kyle there … ?

It’s only THEN they trio realise they have to head, not for 1997 … 

But for 2017.

You can tell it’s going a bit wahonnie shaped … 


Now … ?

Good … ?   Bad … ?   Indifferent … ?

You’re possibly wondering what I’m going to tell you, aren’t you … ?

I … really don’t know.

I do know that both the Wikipedia entry — along side Terminator Genisys’s IMDb entry — tell me it’s had mixed reviews.

I can appreciate that.

After all, this is a film that loops through bits of the franchise’s history time at an alarming rate: if you’re not broadly familiar with that, you may have problems.

Additionally … ?   Additionally, Terminator Genisys doesn’t follow through on the doom fell of its immediate predecessor, Terminator Salvation: a film I generally enjoyed.

Personally … ?   and given what I’d read, I feel I went in with few expectations.

But came away having found Terminator Genisys to be … yes, hokum.

But entertaining, for all that.

Can we ask more?
Terminator Genisys

*        Given Emilia Clarke’s take on the character always bopped along to the tune … ?   Here … 

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