Terminator Genisys (2015)

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When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), 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 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission: reset the future.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke

Crew: Alan Taylor (Director), Kramer Morgenthau (Director of Photography), Lorne Balfe (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Dates: 03 Jul 2015 (India)

Tagline: The rules have been reset.

English Name: Terminator Genisys

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Did you know? Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson and Margot Robbie screen-tested for the role of Sarah Connor. Clarke was eventually cast in the role. Read More
Terminator-Genisys is many things but not a failed mission, the new fate and new mission was well executed with all the right ingredients.

At last the legendary Terminator which we saw growing up returns with it’s Fifth installment. This has the main ingredient of the series Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising the role of “T-800“. This sequel acts as a retcon to the series which means alteration of previously established facts in the continuity of a fictional work. Which was well handled by director Alan Taylor from “Thor:The Dark World“.

When the teasers and trailers were out it was not that promising, which made me go in with no expectations, but the movie disproved it’s trailer and turned out to be a good one. The best part of the film was it established all the characters with caution and kept the facts in order without confusing the audience. The screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis & Patrick Lussier, was in sync with the original vision of the series.

Arnold, no matter how old he is, the charisma remains the same. His on screen presence as “The Terminator” was great. And this time it had quite a humor side to it with funny antics and dialogues. He brings the dynamism to the “Terminator” series.

Jason Clarke, he has done quite a few roles which has defined his acting career as an actor. He carries the role of legendary John Connor. He did a great job as his character had some layers which came off well in the film.

Jai Courtney, plays the role of “Kyle Reese” one of the pivotal character of Terminator series. His importance is know as the film travels to its vital point. Jai did a good job.

Emilia Clarke(Game Of Thrones), what can I say about her, she’s my favorite on TV and when I saw her on the big screen was spellbound with her looks and great performance as Sarah Connor who is the most vital character of the series. She may look tiny but her acting skills are more than her killer looks. She did a commendable job.

The director made sure to keep all the facts in order, one particular scene where all the pivotal characters are in the same frame from different timelines was wonderfully shot. The screenplay travel was at a good pace not making the movie dull at any point, it keeps you entertained throughout.

The Cinematography was great with sharp editing which kept the movie crisp throughout. The 3D effects were splendid which was not in your face but had great depth and was rendered well, so that it does not annoy you. The action scenes were well choreographed keeping the theme in mind, especially the helicopter chase was a great one. All this was well mixed in a envelope of DOLBY ATMOS, which gave a ground-breaking effect.

Terminator-Genisys is many things but not a failed mission, the new fate and new mission was well executed with all the right ingredients. Like Arnold says “I’m Old….but not Obsolete” . The series may be old definitely not an obsolete, as it ends with a promise for a sequel.

P.S. There’s a short peek of a sequel after the main credits!!!

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*SPOILER*  Could have done better but definitely better than Terminator Salvation! Remember "Genisys is Skynet"

Terminator Genisys:
First of thanks to my best half who allowed me to see the movie alone n special thanks to the newly renovated Mega Star theatre!

My frnds suggested tat the movie is a mokkai n better watch in online!

So with a second thought bought the ticket which was 120 omg! But thank God they said it was 3D!

But 3D nu sonnunga but most of the scenes wer normal without an effect pochu ellam pochu nu nenachaen but after Arnold s entry everythin changed!

Rajni Kamal Ajith and Vijay ku whistle varum but Arnold ku avlo whistle n claps in theatre!👏

The story line was simply superb tat it collaborated everythin wat had happened before in previous parts n the twists n plots were awesome!👌

Heroine Sarah Connor pathi solli ya aaganum simply stunnin performance n co star Kyle Reese equally supported her!👍

But Arnold as T800 is marana mass!🙏

In short
Storyline 👌
Arnold 🙏
Kyle n Sarah 👍
Twists n theme music 👏
3D n medium pace of movie 👎
Loose ends in the story 😡

Overall my rating 3.5/5

Could have done better but definitely better than Terminator Salvation!

Remember "Genisys is Skynet"


as Guardian
as Sarah Connor
as John Connor
as Refugee / Terminator
as Perry
as Guerilla Soldier
as Guerilla Soldier
as Uniform Cop
as Guardian - Young / Terminator T-800
as Young Kyle
as Cop / T-1000
as Punk #2
as Soldier #2
as Myles Dyson
as Danny Dyson
as Garber
as Young John Connor
as Garbage Man
as Detective Harding
as Agent Burke
as Skynet - 10 yrs old
as O'Brien
as Kyle Reese
as Security Guard #1
as Officer Fisher
as Punk #1
as Special Agent Romero
as Angry Driver
as Lt. Whitley
as Kyle's Mom
as Hero Guerria
as Chat Show Host
as Punk #3
as Kyle's Dad
as Alex
as Agent Janssen
as Guerrilla Soldier
as Lt. Matias
as Soldier #3
as Tiburon Kid On School Bus
as Skynet - 12 / 14 yrs old
as Detective Timmons
as Soldier #1
as Detective Cheung
as Young Boy
as Skynet - 18 yrs old
as Mariam
as Guerrilla Officer
as Security Guard #2
as Derelict
as Hospital Security Guard
as Young O'Brien
as Young Sarah


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The rules have been reset.
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Justin Lin was the first choice to direct but could not do so due to his commitment to Fast & Furious 6.

Tom Hardy was considered to play the role of John Connor, but ended up playing Mad Max in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). Sam Worthington played a significant part in Terminator Salvation (2009). Before Hardy, Worthington was considered for the title role of Mad Max.

Ang Lee was in negotiations to direct the film but a deal could not be reached. Other directors considered to helm the film included Rian Johnson and Denis Villeneuve.

Adrian James was offered a role but declined due to scheduling conflicts.

Schwarzenegger explained there are actually two versions of the same T-800 in Terminator: GeniSys, a younger version and an older version that has been reprogrammed.

This is the first film in the franchise in which Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't die at the end.

Video game developers were on set for the few days, in order to get all the details right for whatever video game they are developing alongside the movies.

Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson and Margot Robbie screen-tested for the role of Sarah Connor. Clarke was eventually cast in the role.

The final choices for the role of Kyle Reese were Boyd Holbrook and Jai Courtney. After numerous screen tests, Courtney was cast.
Filming Start Date:
21 Apr 2014
Filming End Date:
06 Aug 2014