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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
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


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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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?


A year before the film's release: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) the 7th X-Men film was released. In the film, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) travels back 50 years in time as he and a young Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) set out to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) whom created the Sentinel robots that took over the world 50 years in the future. The film's plot had many comparisons to The Terminator. See more »


(at around 58 mins) During the hospital sequence which occurs in California USA it would not be prudent for any doctor or emergency medical technician to leave their patient while performing a medical procedure when detectives enter and say "Doctors. Excuse us please." 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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Fighting Shadows
Written by King Logan, Eric Dawkins, Big Sean (as Sean Anderson) & Jane Zhang (as Zhang Liangying)
Produced by King Logan
Performed by Jane Zhang featuring Big Sean
Jane Zhang appears courtesy of Show City
Big Sean appears courtesy of G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings
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just stop making crappy sequels and give us our TV show back

I just don't know what to say. Having grown up with the first 2, I'm a big Terminator fan, but having watched 3 & 4, I'm a realistic Terminator fan. I knew going in it was never going to top the first 2, I just didn't want it to be worse than 3 & 4, and it is. It really is. I've seen it twice now and I don't think I can accurately describe how disappointing it is. It runs the gauntlet of prequel, sequel, remake, reboot and parody (of other terminators) never fully deciding on what it is. What we're left with is a convoluted mess that is neither prequel, sequel, remake or reboot, but rather a film that just says "F&%^ all the other ones"

I've heard people say it's similar to the star trek reboot, no its not. Star Trek created a parallel universe in which the adventures of the originals still happened, while their younger selves now travel a new path. In Genysis, the parallel universe only serves to Completely negates everything we've ever seen in a Terminator movie. Which is weird cause they pay homage to the original at first, and then crap all over it.

While the voice over was cheesy, the movie actually starts off strong and shows A LOT of potential, you're thinking "alright, this is interesting." And then, all of the sudden, without any real warning, all that potential is gone and the movie drops off completely. Arnold is nothing more than a caricature of himself, Emilia Clarke (Sarah) is decent enough but the Sarah we know is no more, Jason Clarke (john) is awful and has less charisma than most math teachers, but the worst is Jai Courtney (Reese) whose wooden performance is made all the worse by his odd horse face. And now for the action, eh. What's the 1 thing a Terminator movie has to have in it (besides a cyborg and a Connor)? An edge of your seat, over the top car chase scene right? Yeah, this bus chase does not, IN ANY WAY, cut it. Yes, a worse chase seen than Salvation.

Why didn't they just make a movie set in the future that tells the story of Kyle going back? And now plans for a trilogy, this being part one. Really? Why? (Writing this the day it came out), this movie is probably going to come in 4th on opening weekend, behind a stripper movie, a kiddie movie that has been out for 2 weeks, and another sequel that has been out for 3 weeks. Do you really need to waste more money with this cast and storyline? Mad Max, which was never ever near as popular, both financially and critically, did way better than you and without their ageing star who would've made the movie worse.

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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

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