Should I be ashamed for LOVING THIS! (by acconspiracies)
I am a massive Terminator 1 and 2 fan, I disliked 3 and 4 a lot and I really thought this would be terrible as well! However I turned out to be wrong! Dead Wrong! This film has the best Arnold character of them all! He is the most 'human' towards Sarah and I really loved that connection, I can see many people liking it also. It was reminiscent of John Connor and Arnold from T2 which I just saw today... I remember seeing the first trailer and having many problems. I thought the story line was too complicated and wasn't respectful of the older films and I thought the visuals were <more>
bad. I was wrong in both cases. The story pays massive respect to James Camerons first two classics! And it wasn't complicated for me. It was a fun story and kept my eyes on the screen. Also the visuals... wow the visuals... I know people said that we will never be shocked again by visuals like we were in T2 and the first Jurassic Park! But the young T800 looks too good to ignore. Wow! The best animation I've ever seen, I can't see the difference between him and the real one. This is a fun, humorous, emotional action flick that shouldn't be ignored! I loved it! And you know what, I'm not ashamed! Alan Taylor deserves praise! P.S. I love the soundtrack, I hand it to Lorne Balfe who I know makes great soundtracks from Assassins creed!
All I can is... this is a great movie. Long time Terminator fans, you will not be disappointed. It's not disjointed; its just smart and unpredictable.Arnold was an 15 out of 10. The two leads no spoilers had great chemistry. Sure there were some implausible parts, but who cares. This is the ultimate popcorn movie with heart, laughs and guts. After reading a few low nerd reviews, I almost got discouraged and was going to see something else. I am so glad I went! I will definitely see it a few times in the theatres and then buy it keepsake - add it to the T collection. It was totally <more>
CLASSIC. It was way better than the last one for sure. GO ENJOY THE MOVIE!!!!! Hasta la vista baby...
I loved T1 and T2, and after that it has been a bit of "meeh".Genisys gave me the same enjoyment as T2 gave in its time. Liked the scenes that expanded the scenes from the first movie, and Arnolds T800 humor made me laugh at least.The 3 buddies that saw it with me all gave it 10/10.I do however think that the movie would be confusing to someone who has never seen the first two movies at least. Since it played a lot on the stories, characters and humor from those two movies.Also liked that they stayed true to the Terminator-universe in both story/time line and technology shown in <more>
I don't understand all the haters. I often wonder why some people even bother going to movies. They over analyze and criticize every movie. I however love to enjoy movies at face value. I won't lie, to date no terminator movie after T2 has even come close to making me feel exited watching it the first time the way T2 did, until now.I thought this latest movie was fantastic, and I was not alone. I saw a preview screening with about 20% normal people and 80% press last night. It was obvious throughout the movie that the audience was very into the movie and at the end it got a standing <more>
ovation. What does that tell you? I could not wait for what came next.It won't surprise me a bit if half those reviewers that stood and clapped give the movie a bad review because thats what they do, or they think they are expected to do.Don't listen to reviews or the haters. Go see this movie while you can on the big screen. If you liked the first 2 movies this movie is very much more along those lines than the other sequels. Arnold being old fits great! The story is fantastic. The effects fantastic. Casting fantastic. For the first time in a long time I actually felt like I saw special effects I have not seen before.This movie deserves your attendance. Go have fun! I may go see it again this weekend.
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 <more>
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.
TG May not reach the heights of T2 but its still a refreshing entry in the series (by stevenmcfaul)
Let me start by saying this film does not deserve the universal panning it is receiving by critics. There still seems to be a bunch of people out there who like to whine and complain about how nothing will ever top T1 and T2 that they probably hated this film before they even watched it. In my honest opinion...this will was great. It introduced a fresh take on the series, it had emotional depth and the characters were well cast. Emilia Clarke proved her acting chops as Sarah Connor and was able to show her action heroine side whilst also showing the sensitive side we see quite often in GoT. <more>
Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney played John Connor and Kyle Reese brilliantly with each stepping easily into the role and exploring sides of the character we have never seen before. Arnie as always was brilliant, he has stepped back into this role as if it were only yesterday and with doors open that allow him to explore sides to the T-800 we've never seen before. He creates a number of humorous moments that you can't help but smile at and his relationship with Emilia Clarke in the film is excellent. The CGI in this film is also outstanding, it's great to see just how realistic the terminator world looks in 2015 especially seeing how cgi has made the T- 1000 even more bad-ass ! The story is excellent and not much can be given away without spoilers but it is safe to say that 1984 is very very different from the first film and Sarah Connor is not who we expect her to be. The only downfall for me was that the time travel and alternate timelines can become quite confusing but thankfully it starts to become much clearer towards the end! Overall, without having to spoil the film, this is a must see for any terminator fan...with nods to the original film and mind blowing changes I had goosebumps at a great deal of moments. Ignore the reviews and go see this film...lets just hope this franchise isn't terminated anytime soon!
Speaking as a Terminator-fan: Excellent. At times perfect. (by Finfrosk86)
I am a huge Terminator fan. Terminator 2 is my favorite movie ever, and I find it to be the best movie ever made.So yeah, this review is biased, but not to an extreme degree.Let me just say: Yes, there is some cheesiness to this movie, but I just don't really care. I want entertainment.Terminator Genisys is an excellent movie for Terminator fans. It's for the fans. It's the Terminator sequel we deserve. I'm one of those who liked Terminator 3, but Genisys is definitely more in tune with Camerons original two.If you are not a fan, though. First off, why are you not a fan? <more>
Either you are too young, or you.. well, what the hell's wrong with you!? Kidding...A little bit Anyway, if you are not a fan this is still an entertaining action movie. It looks really good, the effects are pretty much top notch, the action is entertaining, the parts that are supposed to be are exciting, the acting is mostly solid. Some reviews I've seen say it's devoid of humor, but I disagree. There are small jokes sprinkled pretty evenly around.But for the fans.. Oh my. This is so in tune with Camerons originals! I think the only one who could have made this any better is Cameron himself. Of course, it would have been a much better movie-experience if the trailers hadn't spoiled so much, but whaddayagonnado!? When there's a trailer for a new Terminator-movie, I'm gonna see that trailer. But even if the trailers spoiled a lot, I won't. I will say this though. There are a lot of nods, references, and direct connections to Camerons originals here. You will recognize plenty of stuff. Some big, some smaller. Sound effects, visual stuff, it is very true to Camerons vision. Very nice. And the song, oh, just pierces my heart!I am also happy to say that they have brought back some of the more emotional concepts that we loved from T2, and that was sorely missing from T3. Not to the same extent as in T2, but still, a lot better than the two previous entries.Funny thing is that almost none of the main actors are American, haha. Austria, Australia, England, Korea representin'! Anyhow, the actors are all good. I'm not super loving Jay Courtney, but he did alright. Emilia, Jason, Byung-hun - all real good. Seeing Arnold again, damn! He is just great. Just seeing his name at the beginning, I almost teared up! The fact that it's PG13 didn't bother me much either. Yeah the blood was awesome in T2, but it's alright that we don't get it here. As for the nudity, it wouldn't have hurt us, but hey, partial nudity is alright too. Anyway the rating doesn't take anything away, there's still plenty of violence. It is just fantastic to see Terminator-stuff made with 2015- technology. Those endoskeletons.. Awesome! And a certain scene partially lifted from a certain movie, damn! So cool to see.I haven't got much bad to say, some of the dialogue and one-liners could have been a tad better, a couple of the jokes are a little overused, but it's mostly nitpicking I think. Also, yes, there are plot holes, but what do you expect? The whole premise of Terminator is impossible anyway.I can honestly say, as a life long I saw T2 the first time when I was really little Terminator-fan, I enjoyed the hell out of this. Already looking forward to seeing it again. It was at times perfect. Very entertaining.Now go see it people, so it makes good in them boxoffices. I want more of these!
Solid entry in the Terminator franchise (by TerminatorVentilador)
7.5-8.0I don't care what the expert ''critics'' say, this was a pretty solid entry in the series script-wise. Cameron's direction would have made it spectacular - I think we all know that - but this was still quite enjoyable. I loved all the little tie-ins they did with the first two films and squealed like the fangirl that I am each time a tie-in was apparent. One primary complaint I do have: Sarah's physique should have been similar to the one we saw in T2. At least a little. This Sarah didn't look like she'd even done one pull up. Emilia has very little <more>
- if any - muscle definition at all. Her acting wasn't stellar, but she did alright ... I often found myself forgetting she isn't American because she did a good job with the accent. Jai was decent as Kyle and Arnold was ... well, Arnold. I look forward to seeing this at least once again on the big screen, and adding it to my DVD collection.
I'm a huge Terminator fan The first 2 and Arnold was my childhood. This movie was awesome a great add on to the originals. The effects were superb and the IMAX 3D was on point. Arnold was great and as always killed the roll he was born to play, Sarah Conner was great and really stuck out, John Conner was well played and so was Reese. I had high expectations after the trailer and the plot came out and this blew it away. A must see. James Cameron was right when he said we all finally got the sequel we wanted to see since Judgment Day. I can't say it enough....See this film. ARNOLD is <more>