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Terminator Genisys (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 July 2015 (USA)
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When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.


Alan Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Guardian
Jason Clarke ... John Connor
Emilia Clarke ... Sarah Connor
Jai Courtney ... Kyle Reese
J.K. Simmons ... O'Brien
Dayo Okeniyi ... Danny Dyson
Matt Smith ... Alex (as Matthew Smith)
Courtney B. Vance ... Miles Dyson
Lee Byung-Hun ... Cop / T-1000
Michael Gladis ... Lt. Matias
Sandrine Holt ... Detective Cheung
Wayne Bastrup ... Young O'Brien
Gregory Alan Williams ... Detective Harding (as Greg Alan Williams)
Otto Sanchez ... Detective Timmons
Matty Ferraro ... Agent Janssen


When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian, dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

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The rules have been reset. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Co-writer of Terminator Genisys (2015), Laeta Kalogridis, has previously worked on James Cameron's Avatar (2009) as an executive producer and worked as writer for another acclaimed project of Cameron Alita: Battle Angel (2019). As both are Sci-fi features closely and durable projects held by Cameron, Battle Angel was announced as a cyborg epic movie. Laeta Kalogridis worked on the TV-series Bionic Woman (2007) and is working as a writer for another sci-fi feature Altered Carbon (2018). The last one is set in the future and subjects the digital alteration of man and machine. See more »


(at around 4 mins) In Terminator Salvation John Connor meets Kyle during his teen years. The scar on his face occurred afterwards by a terminator. In this one it opens with a younger Kyle about 7 or 8 years old and he already has the scar when they meet. Either they goofed up or this is one of millions of alternate realities due to the time traveling. See more »


[first lines]
Kyle Reese: [narrating] Before they died, my parents told me stories about how the world once was; what it was like long before I was born; before the war with the machines. They remembered a green world, vast and beautiful, filled with laughter and hope for the future. It's a world I never knew. By the time I was born, all this was gone.
Kyle Reese: "Skynet," a computer program designed to automate missile defense. It was supposed to protect us, but that's not what happened. August 29th, 1997, Skynet woke ...
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Crazy Credits

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I Wanna Be Sedated
Written by Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & Licensing
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Go in with no expectations and you'll enjoy yourself.
1 July 2015 | by WunWegWunDarWunSee all my reviews

I went to watch this movie expecting a complete disaster based on all the reviews that I read. After seeing it, I'm surprised that so many people dislike this movie. It's actually very entertaining and it certainly doesn't deserve the level of criticism aimed at it. This is coming from someone who watched the first two Terminator films three weeks ago in anticipation of this movie. Maybe the problem is that many viewers are so emotionally attached to this franchise and have high expectations and standards for this movie. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you go watch this movie with that mindset then you will be disappointed. I don't think this is a movie that takes itself very seriously. It's just good harmless fun.

The problem is this movie markets itself as the third true sequel of the early Terminator films, so it's not unreasonable to expect it to be on the same level as the other two. It's not, but I don't care. I really liked it.

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Release Date:

1 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terminator 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$155,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,018,486, 5 July 2015

Gross USA:


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2.35 : 1
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