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Editorial: Sarah Connor is the Soul of the Terminator Franchise

3 hours ago | 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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Reader Poll: Did Terminator Genisys Live Up To Expectations?

2 July 2015 4:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Terminator Genisys is now in theatres, and the franchise’s legion of fans are debating whether the wait for another entry in the once great series was worth it.

After all, the last two outings, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation were, by all accounts, very disappointing films. So, was a fifth instalment really necessary? And, more importantly, was there ever any chance that it was going to be as memorable as the original and its sequel?

Unfortunately for fans of all things Skynet, reviews are indicating that Terminator Genisys just isn’t up to par. Critics haven’t been too kind to the film so far, with our own Sam Woolf saying the following in his review:

It’s incredible that a film with this many explosions and this much CG mayhem can still be so dreadfully boring, but as with the Terminators themselves, »

- Matt Joseph

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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 »

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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 »

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About The Terminator Franchise

2 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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From 1984’s sci-fi classic The Terminator, through seminal 1991 action movie Terminator 2 and the disappointing T3, all the way up to the middling Terminator Salvation and Genisys, the Terminator franchise has had its share of ups and downs. It’s gone from James Cameron, to Jonathan Mostow and – oh god – McG, from Schwarzenegger in his prime to Schwarzenegger in old age, and from science fiction to action movie to war movie and back again.

As a result of the changing nature of the films, not to mention the various clashing egos that have come to work on them, the Terminator franchise is a saga that’s accumulated one of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. With the series having run for 31 years, that story’s also one of Hollywood’s farthest-reaching franchise tales.

And it all grew out of an idea of James Cameron’s that was originally rejected, by »

- Brogan Morris

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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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Watch: 10-Minute Video Explores The History Of 'The Terminator' Franchise

1 July 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting a long time for the fifth “Terminator” film, which opens in theatres nationwide this Friday. Despite some pronounced fan outcry in response to alleged reconstruction of the franchise’s overall narrative and a lukewarm advance buzz (excluding, of course, the endorsement from original director James Cameron), there Are those of us who will buy a ticket on opening day because hey, it might… actually… be good? It’s been a while since the “Terminator” franchise has genuinely rocked our world: Jonathan Mostow’s so-so third film, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” has a pretty killer ending but is otherwise more serviceable then awesome. And of course, the less time spent talking about McG’s misbegotten “Terminator Salvation,” the better. But before us “Terminator” nerds get all worked up about this new installment, maybe it’s time we all took a »

- Nicholas Laskin

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Film Review: 'Terminator Genisys'

1 July 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ 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 »

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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


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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Oj Simpson nearly played the T-800? 18 things you never knew about Terminator

1 July 2015 4:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With Terminator Genisys out in UK cinemas tomorrow (July 2), there's no better time to look back at some of the lesser known facts about the franchise that turned Arnie into a superstar.

Re-Viewed: Arnold Schwarzenegger's sci-fi classic The Terminator

Re-Viewed: James Cameron classic Terminator 2 Judgment Day

1. James Cameron found himself in director jail in the early '80s having been fired from Piranha II. Unsure if he'd ever be able to sit behind the camera again, he sold off his Terminator script for $1 in exchange for the rights to direct it.

2. Mel Gibson and Oj Simpson were initially considered for the role of The Terminator before Arnold Schwarzenegger landed the part. Arnie had in fact originally met with director Cameron to discuss playing Kyle Reese before being cast as the T-800.

3. The Terminator's iconic line "I'll be back" was originally scripted as "I'll come back" (something that rolled »

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Terminator Genisys Movie Review

30 June 2015 4:50 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

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 ]

The post Terminator Genisys Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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'Terminator Genisys' Review: Arnold's Back, But Does It Matter?

30 June 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There is an alarming trend in remakes/reboots that has sprouted up over the past few years, that I first noticed with a pair of 2013 releases, Carrie and Oldboy. Instead of finding any sort of new angle into the story, they were both, essentially, shot-for-shot remakes of the original, but with a shiny new cast for the 21st Century to latch on to. With that being said, Terminator Genisys doesn't qualify as such, since it does have a few new things to offer, but it's still crafted in a way that doesn't pay homage to the movies that come before it, but becomes a slave to them, bombarding us with beat upon familiar beat that is probably supposed to evoke fond memories from the originals, but instead dilutes and complicates any semblance of originality.

I found it somewhat sketchy to see Paramount roll out a recent Terminator Genisys TV spot »

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Terminator Genisys Review

30 June 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You don’t see Arnold Schwarzenegger’s butt in Terminator Genisys. That’s probably not the detail you were most concerned with regarding the fifth installment of the “Terminator” franchise (though those after some cinematic man meat won’t have to look far), but it’s a representative one. There are, in fact, many moments one can choose from in Genisys that provide a diagnostic sampling of what’s wrong with it. Like Skynet, and now Jurassic Park, the series has become terminally self-aware, as only a brand this old can. Unfortunately, this rusted ’80s artifact still refuses to self-terminate, and thanks to Genisys, we now live in a nightmarish new world where Terminator Salvation might not be the franchise’s bottom.

But back to the butt. Terminator Genisys is more of a reimagining of established lore than a proper new entry in James Cameron’s once-technologically groundbreaking series. It »

- Sam Woolf

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4th of July Smorgasbord

29 June 2015 6:51 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The Fourth of July weekend looks to be filled with full multiplexes as Magic Mike Xxl and Terminator Genisys open tomorrow (Weds, 7/1), joining Jurassic World, Inside Out and Ted 2 in a battle royale for eyeballs and bottoms. Available screens are something to consider as Warner Bros.' Mike will be in a reported 3,355 venues and Paramount's Genisys in 3,758. Pundits are plugging for both films to earn $50M for the five-day frame. That puts Mike earning around the $39.1M its predecessor, the original Magic Mike, made during its June 29 - July 1, 2012 opening. It would also speculate that Genisys debuts at around the same interest level that Terminator Salvation did when it opened with $42.6M in 2009. Of course, neither Salvation, nor the third installment in the series, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which made $44M its five-day July 4th weekend in 2003, ended up being embraced by fans as part of the canon. »

- Keith Simanton <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box Office: ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Face Off Over Independence Day

29 June 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to reinvigorate his faltering film career this holiday weekend by breaking out a certain cyborg’s trademark sunglasses and leather jacket.

After all, nostalgia can be a powerful weapon — a force potent enough to erase memories of “Escape Plan,” “Sabotage” and a litany of recent Ahnold box office duds.

Paramount’s “Terminator: Genisys,” which finds Schwarzenegger back in his star-making role, is on track to debut to between $50 million to $55 million over its first five days of release and should pull in $30 million to $35 million over the July 4th weekend. The fifth film in the Terminator series debuts Wednesday across 3,700 locations. It looks at ongoing fallout from Skynet’s ill-conceived forays into artificial intelligence, following human resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) on another time-bending adventure. Reviews have been lukewarm, with critics handing the film a 38% rotten ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.

The “Terminator” series has »

- Brent Lang

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Terminator Salvation Revisited: “You Cannot Save John Connor”

29 June 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines showed that a Terminator universe without James Cameron was its own kind of wasteland. Schwarzenegger wasn’t enough, and retreading the same premise as T2—T-800 comes back in time to protect John Connor from a more advanced Terminator—made the third installment mostly pointless. The only part of that movie that significantly moved anything forward was the ending, and we already knew where that ending would take us. Terminator Salvation wasn’t so much a salvation for the franchise, but a salvage operation. Director McG went for the reality that the first three movies had tried to avoid, and while Salvation removes all hope from the previous installments, it also theoretically could have carved its own path. It’s set in the future; it doesn’t have Arnold Schwarzenegger (the crummy body double and digital masking doesn’t count); and it introduces us »

- Matt Goldberg

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“Terminator Genysis” looks to be the next blockbuster to cash in on nostalgia

29 June 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

A few weeks ago, the film community collectively underestimated the impact that nostalgia could have at the box office. A lack of awareness of just how much audiences were ready to revisit the Jurassic Park franchise led to shock when Jurassic World began setting box office records. This week, there’s potentially another giant movie hoping to capitalize in the same way. It’s the sequel/franchise reboot Terminator Genysis, which is keen to follow in Jurassic World’s huge footsteps. This will be an interesting test of nostalgia, one that likely won’t be as huge a hit, but could still easily find a large audience nonetheless. Everyone knows the Terminator franchise (started by James Cameron, in case you somehow forgot) by now, with this one seeking to slightly rewrite the rules of the series in this fifth installment/fourth sequel. Arnold Schwarzenegger once again stars as the robot protector of Sarah Conner, »

- Joey Magidson

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5 Things You Need to Know Before You See 'Terminator: Genisys'

29 June 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

(Spoiler Warning: Turn back now if you don't want to know anything about the plot of Arnold's new "Terminator" movie. I mean, more than what the trailers have already spoiled.)

One of the most famous lines uttered by Arnold Schwarzenegger's murder-powered cyborg is "I'll be back." And on July 1, the T-800 will once again be true to his word when "Terminator: Genisys" hits theaters.

The fifth "Terminator" movie aims to robo-punch you right in the nostalgia center, much like "Jurassic World" did, with its twisty, time-travel story that pays homage to the franchise's first two films (while completely, and wisely, ignoring the existence of meh entries "Rise of the Machines" and "Salvation.")

To prepare you for another trip to the land of Skynet, here are all the things you need to know about "Genisys," which picks up where James Cameron's original 1984 film left off.

1. It's a Reboot. »

- Drew Taylor

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