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With Terminator Genisys now in theaters, IMAX has provided us with an exclusive featurette which features director Alan Taylor and actors Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke discussing what it was like to join the Terminator franchise and by extension its legacy. As I have said a few times, I really enjoyed Terminator Genisys. It’s easily the 3rd best in the franchise behind Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day and feels more in the James Cameron universe than any of the other sequels. I also really enjoyed seeing Schwarzenegger play his most iconic role again. Hopefully audiences turn out for this because everyone involved wants to make a trilogy of new Terminator movies, and I want to see what the next two installments have in store. Here’s the featurette: - About Terminator Genisys: Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent back to 1984 by the leader of »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Full disclosure: I’m a huge Terminator and Arnold Schwarzenegger fan, and since I’m so in love with the franchise and the world that James Cameron created over thirty years ago, I’m very critical of the later movies in the series (Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines  and Terminator Salvation ). In what is essentially a reboot of the Terminator universe, Terminator Genisys trips over its overly-complicated plot and questionable casting choices. While it has flashes of the charm of The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), Terminator Genisys ends up limping to the finish line.
The fifth installment in the Terminator franchise opens up with a prologue of sorts catching people up on the events of Judgement Day, Skynet, and the war between humans and machines. We’re introduced to the new film’s Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and John Connor (Jason Clarke) as they stage »
- Dane Jackson
“Terminator: Genisys” came in just behind with $2.3 million at 2,527 locations, beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. That’s similar to the $2.7 million that “San Andreas” reeled in last month and the $2.1 million “Hercules” earned— both from Thursday previews.
Paramount’s “Terminator: Genisys” is on track to debut between $50 million and $55 million over its first five days of release, and should pull in $30 million to $35 million over the Fourth of July weekend. The fifth film in the “Terminator” series debuts across 3,600 locations.
Besides Tatum, the R-rated “Magic Mike Xxl” stars Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Andie MacDowell. It’s expected to bow to $45 million to $48 million across 3,355 locations during its first five days, »
- Dave McNary
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the Terminator in Terminator Genisys opening this 4th of July weekend, and in the reboot of the franchise, the former governor of California fights his younger self from the 1984 James Cameron film. Schwarzenegger describes in the interview below how they recreated that scene using a body double and why it took close to a year to perfect the epic fight between the two T-800s.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
★★☆☆☆ It has been a problem that has plagued more than one studio in the past 24 years - how to continue The Terminator (1984) franchise after James Cameron's brace of sci-fi landmarks. So far, every attempt has, to some degree, been a failure - two films, Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines (2003) and Terminator Salvation (2009) were rejected by critics and public alike, while TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' cult status could not save it from cancellation after two seasons. Memories of the past still linger, however, and original star Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in the first of an intended new trilogy, Terminator Genisys (2015).
Jai Courtney takes on the role of Kyle Reese, loyal soldier of John Connor (Jason Clarke) sent back to 1984 to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) from the Terminator (Schwarzenegger). What he finds on arrival is a very different situation- a tougher Sarah Connor, raised by »
- CineVue UK
Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s “Terminator: Genisys” brought in $2.3 million Tuesday night in early shows to get an early start on the July 4 weekend box office race. The R-rated “Magic Mike XXL,” the sequel to Channing Tatum‘s 2012 bump-and-grind hit, also opens Wednesday and narrowly topped the android Tuesday night by bringing in $2.4 million. “Terminator: Genisys,” the PG-13-rated reboot of Paramount’s classic sci-fi action franchise that put the former Governator on the map 31 years ago, will be in 3,600 theaters by Wednesday. Warner Bros. will have “Magic Mike” in 3,350 locations. Also Read: 60 Sexy Seconds of 'Magic Mike Xxl' Men: Channing Tatum, »
- Todd Cunningham
Despite lukewarm reviews for the fifth film in the "Terminator" franchise, there's a chance it can still be saved ... by "Game of Thrones" fans. Might the true star of "Terminator: Genisys" be Khaleesi herself Emilia Clarke, instead of former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger? -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders To say the critics are not impressed with "Genisys" is a understatement. At Metacritic, the film has a lowly score of 39, while it sits at a ghastly 26% over on Rotten Tomatoes. The original 1984, helmed by James Cameron, made Schwarzenegger a household name. He returns to the franchise for the fourth time after missing out on 2009's misfire "Terminator Salvation." But a film is nothing without its leading lady, and Clarke is the perfect choice to bring audiences back to the franchise. The actress, who reaped an Emmy bid in 2013 for playing Daenerys Targaryen on & »
Terminator Genisys, 2015
Directed by Alan Taylor
John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.
Terminator Genisys was always going to struggle. Not only was it going to be a franchise sequel to what many believe is the cornerstone of both the action and science fiction genres, but it also had a rough ride in the early days of its marketing campaign. The announcement of its misspelled title was met with much amusement and mockery from the Internet and its first trailer received nothing but puzzled faces, cocked slightly to the left while mouthing the word, “what?”. But it’s not because it’s a sequel/reboot/reset to the Terminator franchise that Terminator Genisys fails. »
- Luke Owen
Terminator Genisys suffers from a fussed-over, convoluted and self-referential screenplay that manages the feat of being both incredibly complicated and strangely simple-minded. Thirty years on from James Cameron’s sleek original The Terminator (1984), the new movie is desperate to prove its relevance. “Old but not obsolete” is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new catchline, repeated with increasing desperation at various stages throughout the movie. »
When director James Cameron was concocting 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, he knew that he needed its villain to evolve beyond Terminator’s formidable T-800, played — in both the original and the sequel — by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Enter the crew at George Lucas’s visual-effects studio Industrial Light & Magic (Ilm), who were ready to deploy sophisticated computer-generated imagery and create the “liquid-metal” assassin T-1000. Nearly a quarter-century later, in Terminator Genisys, which hits theaters July 1, the T-1000, played in T2 by Robert Patrick and now by Byung-hun Lee, will make its triumphant morphing return, but there’s nothing quite like the first time. Here, some of T2’s key visual-effects gurus, producers, and actors tell us how the most indelible aspect of this most memorable killer robot came to life.For 1989’s The Abyss, Cameron and Ilm made their initial breakthrough with a malleable CGI character that could take on human »
- Kenny Herzog
Director: Alan Taylor; Screenwriters: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier; Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith; Running time: 125 mins; Certificate: 12A
Terminator Genisys says and does nothing new, preferring instead to exhume the past and take one almighty metallic dump on it. Relentlessly dull and lacking any entertainment value beyond a solitary knob gag one-liner from Arnold Schwarzenegger, it's hard to fathom how badly they've rewired rather than rebooted this ailing franchise.
The plot is an utter mess, throwing together Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), her son John Connor (Jason Clarke) and nondescript soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) in various timelines that rewrite history and feature multiple incarnations of Schwarzenegger's iconic, leather-clad figure. By the end, you'll be wishing he could travel back in time and terminate the franchise after T2. That's if »
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, the stars of the fifth Terminator film talk to Henry Barnes about ageing action stars; saving the environment one blockbuster at a time; and what the end of the world will look like. Terminator Genisys, in which Kyle Reese returns to an alternative 1984 to face a new machine threat, is released in the UK on Friday 3 July Continue reading »
- Henry Barnes
For someone who had recently injured her hip and found herself spending most of the day sitting in a slightly uncomfortable folding chair Emilia Clarke was in quite a fine mood last Friday. The 28-year-old actress is best known for playing the very serious Daenerys Targaryen (aka "Mother of Dragons") in "Game of Thrones," but in person she turned out to be one of the most engaging and energetic actors this reporter has sat down with in years. Clarke was in the middle of a press tour for "Terminator Genysis" where she finds herself playing another iconic heroine, Sarah Connor. When asked whether she had any trepidation taking on a role that defined Linda Hamilton's career, Clarke says her reaction when offered the part was quite simple, really. "Of course, who wouldn't want to do that?" She also joked, "I don't like saying no to things. I sound like a complete hussy. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Trailer Remake of the Day: With Terminator: Genisys out in theaters this week, it's time for a homemade version of its trailer: Study of an Actor: Also in honor of the latest Terminator movie, Matt Singer spotlights his favorite action hero auteur, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for Screen Crush: Fan Art of the Day: Also in honor of the latest Terminator movie, here's a neat tribute to good and evil robots of cinema by artist Chris Hebert for Fandango: Movie Take-Down of the Day: With Magic Mike Xxl out in theaters this week, it's time for Honest Trailers to size up the original: Supercut of the Day: Gotta get that boom boom...
- Christopher Campbell
One of the most impressive technical feats in "Terminator: Genisys" is the inclusion of the 1984 original "The Terminator" version of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800. A combination of a body double with CG assistance, the result is a decently convincing recreation of the early scenes set around the Griffith Observatory in James Cameron's first film.
One such moment is where the nude T-800 confronts three punks and demands their clothes. The dialogue, location and camera angles are the same, but one key difference are the punks themselves. Bill Paxton and Brian Thompson starred as two of the three original punks and have since gone on to have notable careers. Some have wondered why Paxton's character at least didn't undergo a similar CG-assisted de-aging process.
In a new interview with Cinema Blend, director Alan Taylor was asked this very question and said the reason was simply the case of taking things »
- Garth Franklin
Directed by Alan Taylor
At best, Terminator Genisys is mildly entertaining. At worst, this fifth installment of the Terminator franchise feels like its titular protagonist; “old and obsolete.” Schwarzenegger provides a few bright spots in his return to the iconic role, but he’s woefully underused. Instead, director Alan Taylor gets lost in a mythology that was never important to begin with. Despite some top-notch special effects and nostalgic callbacks, there’s a serious lack of fun and adventure. It seems that fate has finally caught up to this dilapidated franchise.
“Wait a minute… what?!?”
That’s a question you’ll be asking yourself a lot during this ill-conceived actioner. Rather than focusing on the franchise’s delightfully-elegant premise—methodical robots track plucky humans through time and then destroy a bunch of stuff—Terminator Genisys focuses on the more complicated (and »
- J.R. Kinnard
Terminator Genisys is an ambitious attempt at revitalizing a series that many critics say has gone steadily downhill since the third film. Now five films and two television seasons deep, an argument could be made to whether there is enough story to carry a series of films. But buried within the fifth film is a clever concept of looking at the original two films in a new light while planting the seed for future sequels. How that initial idea evolved into this overworked and stupidly complex story shows that writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier either got in way over their heads or have not a clue as to why the first two films work so well in the way that they do. Sure, the film is about humans fighting robots and that alone should be “cool,” but Terminator was once more than that. Genisys can’t understand that, but »
- Michael Haffner
Terminator Genisys Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clark, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons Director: Alan Taylor Screenwriters: Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis Runtime: 126 Minutes Grade: B Terminator Genisys is something of a pleasant surprise. Twelve years after the franchise was relaunched with the abysmal Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (and with Arnold out of office and making fun action pictures again,) producers David Ellison and Dana Goldberg boot up the dormant killing machine. And oddly enough, it works. For the first time since Terminator 2: Judgement Day, this franchise seems to actually give itself respect. Instead of being yet another vehicle for The Governator to spout one liners [ Read More ]
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Schwarzenegger's back, but how does Terminator Genisys match its predecessors? Here's Ryan's verdict...
If you’d acquired the multi-million dollar rights to the Terminator franchise in an auction, what would you do with them? After the sun-drenched, overblown and dusty mayhem of 2009's Terminator Salvation, the sensible answer might be to take the series back to its roots. Return to the chase format of James Cameron’s twin classics Terminator and Terminator 2. Tone down the armies of robot motorcycles and mechanical swimming snakes. Bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Such is the approach taken by director Alan (Thor: The Dark World, Game Of Thrones) Taylor and screenwriters Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis in Terminator Genisys. Six years after Salvation failed to take off, the franchise is now in the hands of the production company Skydance, which has taken a similarly reverential approach to the Terminator as it did with its Star Trek »
As seen in the previously released trailers for Terminator: Genisys, there is a sequence early in the movie that is essentially a recreation of one of the most iconic moments in the franchise: the arrival of the first T-800 in James Cameron.s original The Terminator. As accurate as the movie works to be, however, there is one notable difference between the original and the "remake": the presence of Bill Paxton as the credited "Punk Leader." You might think that this is a missed opportunity for a special, digitally de-aged cameo, but apparently that was never really on the table because of what director Alan Taylor says would have been a "slippery slope." I had the opportunity to interview the Terminator Genisys helmer this past weekend during the blockbuster.s Los Angeles press day, and while we ultimately discussed many different elements and aspects of the movie during our chat, »
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