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Is Terminator Genisys the worst blockbuster ever?

4 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on whether Terminator Genisys is the worst blockbuster of all time…

An insulting, paradox riddled mess. A senseless, poorly written, incompetently directed embarrassment. A master class in how to mismanage a franchise reboot. Terminator Genisys arrived in theaters this week with little fanfare other than a ringing endorsement from James Cameron. Something that probably would have meant more before having seen Avatar. It’s terrible, which is something a lot of people predicted based on a heinous marketing campaign that revealed every lazy twist. If you can’t make a movie look exciting or at least interesting based on a two-minute trailer, the prospects for the finished film are going to be bleak.

‘Bleak’ is a great way to describe Genisys, which is so bad that it deserves a hyperbolic post-mortem. This wretched, stillborn blockbuster needs an autopsy.

1. Nonsense personified

I’m not sure if this is specific enough. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Composer Lorne Balfe Talks His Score For Terminator Genisys

8 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures’ and Skydance ProductionsTerminator Genisys led the worldwide weekend box office race earning a combined total of $102.7 million in 46 countries plus North America.

Directed by Alan Taylor, Genisys returns to the Oscar winning Terminator franchise to take familiar characters in a new direction. When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: to reset the future.

Terminator Genisys is written by Laeta Kalogridis & Patrick Lussier and produced by David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. The franchise has two more films scheduled to be released in 2016 and 2017.

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- Michelle McCue

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'Jurassic World' Beats 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike' in 4th Box Office Win

5 July 2015 5:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For the fourth weekend in a row, Universal's box office juggernaut Jurassic World has taken the top spot at the box office with an estimated $30.9 million. Jurassic World has currently taken in $558.1 million domestically and $826.9 million internationally for a global take of $1.3 billion after just four weeks in theaters. The movie is currently the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time domestically, behind Marvel's The Avengers' $623.3 million, and fifth highest-grossing movie globally, behind Furious 7's $1.5 billion take.

Inside Out finished in second place for the third weekend in a row, taking in $30.1 million. The Pixar movie has taken in $246.1 million domestically and $363.4 million worldwide in its three weeks in release. Coming in third place is the new release Terminator Genisys, which took in $28.7 million over the three-day weekend, and $44.7 million since its release on Wednesday, July 1. The movie suffered from a rash of negative movie reviews, amassing just a 27% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, »

- MovieWeb

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Terminator Genisys review – a karaoke rehash

5 July 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Billed as a return to the spirit of James Cameron’s original films, this reboot lacks smartness and wit

Marginally better than Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines or Terminator: Salvation but still light years short of either The Terminator or Terminator 2: Judgment Day, this utterly unnecessary (if occasionally entertaining) fifth instalment takes us back to 1984, where history is being rewritten once again. Revisiting the events of James Cameron’s original movie(s), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent spinning through time to protect mother-of-the-revolution Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) from termination by a T-800 killing machine. But the past isn’t what it used to be – Sarah is no longer a waitress but already a warrior, Kyle is behind the times when it comes to foreseeing the future, and Arnie’s iconic cyborg winds up locked in battle with his ageing self who is (he tells us repeatedly) “old, »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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The Last Sci-Fi Blog: 5 Things to Love (and 5 Things to Hate) About 'Terminator Genisys'

3 July 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Terminator Genisys, the fifth entry in what was once one of the greatest science fiction film series of all time, is here and it's bound to bring out a lot of mixed emotions in fans. On one level, it directly quotes (and even takes place during) the events of the iconic first film while bringing in recognizable elements from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. However, it's also a silly and often hammy movie, putting it more in line with the later entries in the franchise. To properly capture what's so good and what's so rotten about Genisys, let's break this down: what is there to love in the movie and what is there to hate? Because there is plenty of both.  What To Love 1. A Clever First Half Like 2009's Star Trek reboot, Terminator Genisys attempts to...

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- Jacob S. Hall

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Editorial: Sarah Connor is the Soul of the Terminator Franchise

3 July 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Deadly Magazine] There is a scene 75 minutes into 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day,  in which James Cameron pinpoints the humanity amidst all the time travel, liquid metal and state-of-the-art special effects. Young John Connor (Edward Furlong) is bonding with the T-800 machine assigned to protect him (Arnold Schwarzenegger), by teaching him how to high five. The moment is designed to underscore the father/son dynamic between John and the Terminator, as well as provide a visual symbol of the hope for mankind – that we are able to co-exist alongside technology. And, if we’re reading even more deeply, that we can still master it.

A great deal of Terminator 2’s running time is devoted to the connection between John and Schwarzenegger’s T-800. However, it’s telling that the most poignant shot – the one that says the most about their relationship – is from the perspective of John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton »

- Patrick Bromley

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Writes Sweet Note to Terminator Fan's Ill Father

3 July 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger might be best known as a brawn-driven action star, but a recent interaction with a fan proves that he’s still all heart. The Terminator star, who reprised his iconic role as the titular character in Terminator Genisys earlier this month, was so touched by Redditor bizzyjay’s story that he reached out directly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the fan shared a story on Reddit about how he and his 72-year-old father had always bonded over the Terminator films — in fact, Terminator 2: Judgment Day [...] »

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Schwarzenegger, Hamilton & More -- See Your Favorite "Terminator" Stars Then and Now!

3 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

He's back. With the next "Terminator" flick landing in theaters on July 1st with "Terminator Genisys," we're taking a trip down memory lane to find out what your favorite stars from the action franchise have been up to since the original movie.  Arnold Schwarzenegger won the world over when he hit the big screen in "Terminator" back in 1984. The flick focused on a cyborg who was sent to earth from the future to kill a waitress whose unborn child will one day become the leader of humanity against the machines. Arnold went on to steal the screen in action flicks like "Predator" to "Total Recall" after, in addition to appearing in all four "Terminator" films. In 2003, Schwarzenegger was elected as Governor of California, and again in 2006. He faced controversy in 2011 when reports surfaced that he had an extramarital affair with his house keeper which led to his divorce from longtime wife Maria Shriver. »

- tooFab Staff

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Second Opinion – Terminator Genisys (2015)

2 July 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Terminator Genisys, 2015.

Directed by Alan Taylor.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee, Dayo Okeniyi, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt and Douglas Smith.

Synopsis:

In the new installment of The Terminator series, John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Conner, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission to reset the future.

After having seen Terminator Genisys, I am not sure whether it was crafted by legitimately passionate production members of the franchise, or a group of people that just wanted to burn the lore to the ground, sitting »

- Robert Kojder

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The highs and lows of the soft movie reboot

2 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This summer has seen Mad Max, Jurassic World and Terminator movies hit cinemas. Ryan looks at what’s good and bad about the soft reboot...

This piece contains mild spoilers for Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road and Terminator: Genisys

If the sequel was a late 20th century phenomenon, ushered into being thanks to the likes of James Bond, The Godfather and Planet Of The Apes, then the soft reboot is a peculiar product of the 21st.

Unlike a conventional remake or reboot, which often abandon characters, plots and settings in favour of an entirely new approach, the soft reboot is less drastic. Jj Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie is a prime example; it casts new actors in the roles of the Original Series’ famous roster of characters - Chris Pine replacing William Shatner as Kirk, Zachary Quinto replacing Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and so on - and sends them »

- ryanlambie

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Nerd Alert: Ant-Man Makes A Stink, Giant Robot Wars and More

2 July 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Thursday? Revisit the entire Terminator franchise in 10 minutes, learn which superhero is the most toxic, and watch Paul Rudd fart his way through an Ant-Man interview. We even have Stephen Colbert taking over a Michigan cable access show, where he interviews Eminem. And Giant Robot Wars! So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Paul Rudd Farts Through an Ant-Man Interview

Press junkets can be tedious affairs, for both the press and talent involved, but mostly for the talent, who are forced to spend an entire day listening to, largely, the exact same questions over and over again. During the Ant-Man junket last weekend, Paul Rudd decided to "spice" things up »

- MovieWeb

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Votd: Run Through the History of the ‘Terminator’ Franchise in 10 Minutes

2 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

With the holiday weekend approaching, Paramount Pictures has already unleashed Terminator: Genisys in theaters. It’s a mind-numbing, time travel action adventure that doesn’t measure up to the greatness of James Cameron’s The Terminator or T2: Judgment Day, but runs circles around Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation. But if you haven’t kept […]

The post Votd: Run Through the History of the ‘Terminator’ Franchise in 10 Minutes appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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What did you think of...Terminator: Genisys?

1 July 2015 9:21 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director James Cameron's long-running franchise takes another dip in the sci-fi pool this week with Terminator: Genisys, which hopes to erase the memory of the last few entries, Terminator 3: Rise Of The MacHines and Terminator: Salvation, which didn't fare as well at the box office when compared to its predecesors. 1984's The Terminator and 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day are... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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Which is better, 'Terminator' or 'Terminator 2'?

1 July 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ever since the release of 1991's groundbreaking visual effects spectacle "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," folks have been wondering and debating: is the sequel actually better than the original movie? Both have their defenders, though "T2" falls into that rare category of sequels ("The Godfather Part II," "Aliens," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Evil Dead II," "Spider-Man 2," et al.) that are generally upheld as either equal or superior to their predecessors. So which is the better movie? This week seems like the perfect time to re-hash the question. Will you vote for the lean, mean original or its bigger-budget, CGI-enhanced sequel? Hot tip: if you think "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" is superior to both of those, please don't ever leave your house again. Vote below as if your future depended on it. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Terminator Genisys review: “As average as you’ve been expecting’

1 July 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Terminator Genisys review: Come with me if you want to see a really average movie. The very average fifth film in the series fails to live up to expectations. Terminator Genisys review

Six years on from the mess that was Terminator Salvation comes the fifth movie in the franchise, Terminator Genisys, the film that sees Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to one of his most iconic roles. ‘Genisys’ kicks off with a voice over from the future, and Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese. It’s post Judgement Day and Jason Clarke‘s John Connor, now in his mid-thirties, is celebrating another victory against the machines and the infamous Skynet. When the human resistance come upon a time machine, they must send Reese back to 1984 to protect Connor’s mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke) from a vicious Terminator, the classic T-800 from the original movie, which of course is played by Arnold. However, Sarah »

- Paul Heath

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Terminator Genisys review: “As average as you’ve been expecting’

1 July 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Terminator Genisys review: Come with me if you want to see a really average movie. The very average fifth film in the series fails to live up to expectations. Terminator Genisys review

Six years on from the mess that was Terminator Salvation comes the fifth movie in the franchise, Terminator Genisys, the film that sees Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to one of his most iconic roles. ‘Genisys’ kicks off with a voice over from the future, and Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese. It’s post Judgement Day and Jason Clarke‘s John Connor, now in his mid-thirties, is celebrating another victory against the machines and the infamous Skynet. When the human resistance come upon a time machine, they must send Reese back to 1984 to protect Connor’s mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke) from a vicious Terminator, the classic T-800 from the original movie, which of course is played by Arnold. However, Sarah »

- Paul Heath

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Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

1 July 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

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 [2003] and Terminator Salvation [2009]). 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

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Review: Fun, Idiotic 'Terminator Genisys' Can't Do Its Franchise Justice

1 July 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Heavy on hardware and low on Cpu, Terminator Genisys blasts onto the screen marking the return of one of the action genre's kings, both in terms of star power and franchise. The fifth film in the series, there doesn't seem like much room to continue expanding on the inevitable war between man & machine. If that's your thinking, you've forgotten about the wonders a little time travel can do for a blockbuster franchise. You're also forgetting this is 2015, and the mantra of "bigger is always better" is in full swing. It's a shame that bigger usually means dumber, too. Terminator Genisys is both, briskly limping along the rails its idiotic script has laid down for it. Not even Arnold, welcome return as he is, can justify this film's presence. Not that another entry in the Terminator series needs much justification. The best ideas this franchise had left with James Cameron after Terminator 2: Judgment Day, »

- Jeremy Kirk

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Movie Review – Terminator Genisys (2015)

1 July 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Terminator Genisys, 2015

Directed by Alan Taylor

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee

Synopsis:

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

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How James Cameron and His Team Made Terminator 2: Judgment Day’s Liquid-Metal Effect

1 July 2015 6:56 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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

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