Terminator: Genisys

Terminator: Genisys

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Terminator: Genisys

The director of Thor: The Dark World helms this fifth entry in the Terminator franchise, following a new timeline where Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

As Judgement Day looms, the group must do all they can to prevent the robot revolution. Co-stars JK Simmons (Whiplash), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as John Connor.

2015Rating: M, Violence and offensive language126 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Nervy, silly, almost admirably misguided attempt to give the 31-year-old franchise a massive cybernetic facelift.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The ending has one WTF moment that lacks credibility, even in this logic-defying loopy universe. But by then, you'll have most likely given in - and just accepted this as the barmiest Terminator yet.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Fans hoping to watch Schwarzenegger growl his catchphrases with a slight edge of shtick are underestimating the patience involved in sitting through a two-hour slog.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Schwarzenegger, 67, is, yes, back, because while the series thrill is lamentably long gone, franchises now apparently last forever.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's as if it has gone back in time to murder our memories of the ancestral first film and crush the series' reputation.

1.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film almost completely falls apart in the second half when it becomes as loud as it is tedious.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The problem is that nothing carries much weight - not the stilted romance between Sarah and Kyle, not the effect-driven action sequences, not even the threat of apocalypse, with billions of lives supposedly in the balance.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This terminator is past its expiration date.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It somehow lovingly homages a great film while pissing all over it at the same time.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Part remake, part remix, part sequel. But it doesn’t add up to a worthy successor for the James Cameron originals.

2.0
0

Solid action piece with some slightly confusing time travelling parts at times but overall an enjoyable film. Watched in the Rarotonga's Empire Cinema which was surprisingly good!

3.0
0

The series continue. Confusing relationships, illogical story. If this stopped here then the other movies would now not exist. Not enough robots. Action scenes were ok if not predictable. OMG that smile - eek. Is Arnie becoming human???

2.0
0

After two outings that most fans may or may not choose to keep in continuity, the Terminator series returns again by going back to its roots. Judgment Day has happened. The world has been taken over by Skynet and the human race has been placed into slavery by it and its army of advanced cybernetic war machines known as Terminators. With John Connor (Jason...

3.0
0

Over the years I have always enjoyed the Terminator movies. The concept of the end of the human race to the machines and time travel has always been interesting. The amount of time travel that is done does take a bit to digest but it is all well explained. With the odd one liner and Arnies cheesy smile, this one is a step up with a great story. This all...

4.0
0

Cos there's not a lot else! I saw this last night at imax 3d, and I reckon that's got to be the way to go. It was a huge amount of intense fun on screen, even though the story was a little poo, and the characters shallow and unbelievable sometimes.

4.0
0

A solid 3 star, better than 3 & 4 in the series, Arnie does a good job!

3.0
0

Terminator: Genisys To best enjoy this beast of a film, watch T1 & T2 before hand. It will make it so much better for you, flag the other Terminator films. This gives a hat-tip to the old school and really smashes the reality of (‘Back to the Future 3’) time travel, again! Crazy messed up in parts (like ‘BTTF3’ and ‘Predestination’) but in a good way....

4.0
0

I can't make up my mind. I just wish this series go away and never come back.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Nervy, silly, almost admirably misguided attempt to give the 31-year-old franchise a massive cybernetic facelift.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The ending has one WTF moment that lacks credibility, even in this logic-defying loopy universe. But by then, you'll have most likely given in - and just accepted this as the barmiest Terminator yet.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Fans hoping to watch Schwarzenegger growl his catchphrases with a slight edge of shtick are underestimating the patience involved in sitting through a two-hour slog.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Schwarzenegger, 67, is, yes, back, because while the series thrill is lamentably long gone, franchises now apparently last forever.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's as if it has gone back in time to murder our memories of the ancestral first film and crush the series' reputation.

1.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film almost completely falls apart in the second half when it becomes as loud as it is tedious.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The problem is that nothing carries much weight - not the stilted romance between Sarah and Kyle, not the effect-driven action sequences, not even the threat of apocalypse, with billions of lives supposedly in the balance.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This terminator is past its expiration date.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It somehow lovingly homages a great film while pissing all over it at the same time.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Part remake, part remix, part sequel. But it doesn’t add up to a worthy successor for the James Cameron originals.

2.0
0

Solid action piece with some slightly confusing time travelling parts at times but overall an enjoyable film. Watched in the Rarotonga's Empire Cinema which was surprisingly good!

3.0
0

The series continue. Confusing relationships, illogical story. If this stopped here then the other movies would now not exist. Not enough robots. Action scenes were ok if not predictable. OMG that smile - eek. Is Arnie becoming human???

2.0
0

After two outings that most fans may or may not choose to keep in continuity, the Terminator series returns again by going back to its roots. Judgment Day has happened. The world has been taken over by Skynet and the human race has been placed into slavery by it and its army of advanced cybernetic war machines known as Terminators. With John Connor...

3.0
0

Over the years I have always enjoyed the Terminator movies. The concept of the end of the human race to the machines and time travel has always been interesting. The amount of time travel that is done does take a bit to digest but it is all well explained. With the odd one liner and Arnies cheesy smile, this one is a step up with a great story. This all...

4.0
0

Cos there's not a lot else! I saw this last night at imax 3d, and I reckon that's got to be the way to go. It was a huge amount of intense fun on screen, even though the story was a little poo, and the characters shallow and unbelievable sometimes.

4.0
0

A solid 3 star, better than 3 & 4 in the series, Arnie does a good job!

3.0
0

Terminator: Genisys To best enjoy this beast of a film, watch T1 & T2 before hand. It will make it so much better for you, flag the other Terminator films. This gives a hat-tip to the old school and really smashes the reality of (‘Back to the Future 3’) time travel, again! Crazy messed up in parts (like ‘BTTF3’ and ‘Predestination’) but in a good way....

4.0
0

I can't make up my mind. I just wish this series go away and never come back.

2.0
0