Terminator Genisys Review: Deeply Confusing With A Lot Variations | Arnold Schwarzenegger is ‘Old But Not Obsolete’

Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys

As would expect from most Time Travel movies, Terminator Genisys pushes the mind through thick confusion, long-winded and sometimes non-connecting screenplay—but whatever it is, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, except that he seems to have a new catch phrase.

Arnold Schwarzenegger remerges as Terminator, “old but not obsolete” 30 years after his first appearance in James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984) and surely, being a T-800 Terminator meant that he had to push his machine muscles far harder to be able to fight the new, upgraded, messy, melting and rebuilding terminators to save humanity.

The movie fails to answer the most basic question which would have given viewers a good direction; who actually sent Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to 1973 to protect young Sarah Connor? The absence of an answer to this sets forth the confusion—and also, the suspense as to whether Arnold the Terminator would indeed switch on Sarah as Kyle Reese suspects.

Directed by Alan Taylor, the actual action kicks off in 2029 with John Connor (played by Jason Clarke) as a strong head of the Resistance, with Kyle Reese (played by Jai Courtney) as his right hand man, leading a brutal gun-popping assault against the machines—this was what we were told about in 1984; that Skynet was losing this battle and as such sent back the Terminator to cheat, so the war would never even take place.

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