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Terminator Genisys (2015)

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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.

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Cast

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
Byung-Hun Lee ... 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
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Storyline

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 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 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future...

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The rules have been reset.


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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terminator 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$155,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,018,486, 1 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,760,956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$440,603,537
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the second trailer, where the Terminator meets Kyle Reese and says "Nice to meet you!" as he makes a big funny smile, Sarah states that she had been teaching the Terminator to blend in. The scene was written as a nod to a scene that was cut from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), where John teaches The Terminator to smile so that he can be more human and blend in; the Terminator imitates a man talking on a phone, but the smile is imperfect and crooked and John insists that The Terminator should try practicing in a mirror. This scene can be found when watching the Blu-Ray Skynet Edition of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 27 mins) The CHP squads (with an incorrect star logo livery) seen on the Golden Gate Bridge are 2006-16 Chevrolet Impala 9C1s - CHP in real life does not operate the Chevrolet Impala since the vehicle does not meet the payload requirements - their main squad is the Ford Police Interceptor Utility which has been in service since 2013 replacing the discontinued Crown Victoria Police Interceptor which was discontinued in 2011. CHP vehicle maintenance is paid out of the department's expense when a squad goes past 100,000 miles where the department enters into a bidding process to procure fleet replacements. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

The Terminator Theme
(from the motion picture The Terminator (1984))
Written by Brad Fiedel
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Forget the Critics
2 July 2015 | by lquessenberrySee all my reviews

I may be one of the flock, but I am a big fan of the Terminator franchise. This movie was appropriately delivered to fans of the franchise more than the prior 2 sequels. Arnold was Arnold and genuinely looked like he was having fun with the role. The story to me was pretty well written and despite lots of turns along the way, was engaging. There was plenty of comic relief. The battle scenes play homage to the aesthetic and look of the future wars in the 1st two movies.

Emilia Clarke did a pretty good job of playing Sarah Connor although she might have been a little softer looking than Linda Hamilton, I think the justification of the plot makes you understand a little more of how and why she is the way she is.

I'll tell you what they didn't do in this film. They didn't go and screw up the source material like the Star Trek reboots have. This story plays out a different scenario but the characters both old and new are familiar and this movie was done very well with respect to the source materials. If you are a fan of the franchise, you'll feel like you are getting more of what you might have had to imagine way back in the 1984 film. You'll enjoy it.

Any fan of T1 and T2 should go and see this and add it to your library.


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