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fonz

Remixes and mashups rarely surpass the original songs. While they can be entertaining and at times provide a different perspective on a beloved song, you always find yourself returning to the original you hold in such high esteem. That is especially true here with the fifth film in a franchise that has hit its high mark with a fantastic sequel that surpassed the original.

My main problem with this fifth entry was that there was nothing original in the screenplay. It seemed that the writers purely cut and pasted the scripts of the previous four and just called it a day. It curious that despite marathons being held for franchises in the run-up for the newest release there was no such occasion here (at least not in any of the theaters in my area). I guess the franchise to have a better than 50% audience enjoyment rate to actually make the experience worth everyone's time.

Despite the flaws, it's still better than the last two outings although that's not saying much.
6 years 10 months ago
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robi110

Not as bad as most of the qritic says. It was a great popcorn fun. Could have been better.
6 years 10 months ago
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chunkylefunga

It's ok, nothing special.

God knows how they're going to make two more films after this.

Should have just ended the film spoiler absolutely no need for the post credit scene.
6 years 10 months ago
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nowhereman136

So basically like in Terminator 3, they dont stop Skynet, just postpone it. This gives the film an excuse to be set more contemporary in 2017 then back in the 80s or 90s.

The problem is the movie starts in the 80s, essentially the same set up as the first movie with a different outcome. They time travel forward to 2017 because that is the new Skynet start date, but why?

why time travel at all. This gives the movie a countdown clock to stop skynet in 30+ hours. You just had 30+ years to stop skynet, why skip all that time. This little plot hole was stuck in my side like a thorn the whole movie. it had fun action and even decent effects, but the damn plot hole.
6 years 7 months ago
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orloffm

Starts like "Kung Fury", ends like all those time-travel alternative universe badly directed soulless movies you've seen 20 times already.
6 years 10 months ago
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Earring72

Not THAT bad sequel part reboot. Entertaining but too many plotholes, lack of Terminator feel and some miscasting. But still ok.
5 years 4 months ago
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cave

nostalgic!
good to see Schwarzenegger as a protagonist again.
6 years 10 months ago
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IndianaJones

Arnold makes this movie fun. Far more better as critiques want you to believe. Better than the last two, great humor.

But be prepared it will never reach that quality level of the first one.
6 years 10 months ago
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DisneyStitch

I think I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It seems dumbed down though, a feeling that seems to pop up whenever a Terminator movie goes PG-13 rather than the more fitting R rating. Even though the whole parallel between Skynet and our culture's enslavement to technology was rather an easy target I think it somehow worked, it seems rather plausible actually. There's also some weird time travel shenanigans involving none other than Doctor Who's Matt Smith but, hey, it's a Terminator film. To be expected I guess. I'm not sure how I feel about spoiler being the main antagonist, it almost feels like it takes a dump over everything that the storyline has been thus far. Interesting that James Cameron liked it, considering it sort of erases both of his movies.

Like many other reviewers I'll put it in #3 spot of good Terminator flicks, behind the first and second movies of course.
4 years 1 month ago
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badblokebob

James Cameron wrote:
Can I guarantee that you'll enjoy it? No. I just know that I enjoyed the film, you know. But I strongly suspect that everybody will. If you liked the Terminator films — whether you're my age and you saw them in the movie theatre, or whether you saw them on DVD, or cable, or whatever, later, and it's just part of your childhood, maybe — you're gonna love this movie.
6 years 5 months ago
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chicachica

I thought it was great. It's exactly what I expected to get and more. Is it high cinema, no. If you're expecting it to be, don't watch it. :)
6 years 9 months ago
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Siskoid

The very quickly irrelevant Terminator Genesys starts like a reboot of the original film, seen from the point of view of Kyle Reese. When he gets to 1984, we realize the timeline's been changed a couple times while he was heading there so now Sarah Connor has been raised by an Arnold Terminator, there's a goopy T-1000 hanging around, and Skynet's gonna come online in 2017, thanks to a new breed of machine that tries to do what the T-1000 did for the franchise in T2, but meh, I don't think you can make us lose our minds over CGI anymore. I like a good timey-wimey story - and the film is self-aware enough to give Matt Smith a small role - but this one's initially a little too confusing even for fans of the franchise. And while in isolation, the action set pieces are exciting and I can see where the jokes should land, the movie lacks the energy and chemistry of the first two films (never recaptured except perhaps in The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series, which I consider the only further sequel worth a damn). I think the Terminator franchise's mistake is thinking fans love the concept, when it's actually the original characters we liked. Emilia Clarke has a passing resemblance to Linda Hamilton, but it feels like she's faking her grit and emotion. Jai Courtney as Reese is nothing like Michael Biehn, and turns in a generic hero performance. Similarly, I find Jason Clarke's villain just okay. Arnold is perhaps the highlight as "Pops", but he's given a lot of boring techno-babble. Genesys isn't too bad in that it updates just what might bring about Skynet in this day and age, but it should really lean into it if it means to be at all chilling, or tense even.
2 years 10 months ago
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12Damon3

This movie pissed me off. I'm not one to demand happy endings, but after 4 Terminator films with gloomy endings I just wanted one that was at least...optimistic, I guess? But hey, guess what? I got it! ...
...With a boring, rubbish film.

So that's something, I guess.
4 years 2 months ago
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few visible scars

What a load of rubbish
4 years 4 months ago
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Br.Ba.

For a slice of pizza and chocolate croissant it's ok!!!
5 years 7 months ago

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