Arnold. Is. Back.
The latest Terminator revisits 1984 but when Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) arrives, he’s not the only one dazed and confused. The T-800 sent to kill Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is quickly dispatched by the T-800 sent to save her – as well as the Chosen One’s mother herself.
Yup. This Sarah Connor is a bona fide bad ass, trained by the good version of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, affectionately called “Pops.” Much has changed since we first met Connor and company – including the lack of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. As we learn inGenisys, the only time the Conners came face to face with a time traveling assassinbot was before Sarah and Kyle hooked up (which they do not in this film – and that leads to huh?moments if you read the cast list in IMDB) so Judgment Day occurred in 1997 (contradictingTerminator 3: Rise of the Machines which dated it at 2003 which, of course, only occurred because of T2 which… didn’t) when Sarah, John and Ah-nold did not blow up buildings but, hey, the entire franchise makes ZERO sense. Seriously. Try and figure out the cray.
But don’t worry; the nonsensicalness doesn’t detract from the pure fun this ride offers.Terminator: Genisys is basically one non-stop expolsionpalooza. Arnold is in top form – I don’t care his age, he’s still AH-NOLD - and Clarke is perfect as Sarah – even at times looking like Linda Hamilton as she storms her way to her goal of stopping Skynet in 1997. Which, yeah, doesn’t happen. Turns out that along with Arnold’s much earlier appearance, Judgment Day has been rescheduled. See? Cray.
Also, more explosions.
Honestly, what else do you want from an Ah-nold flick?
Knocking heads and breaking bones is what he does better than anyone else - ever. And with a new, deadly Terminator stalking them, that’s a good thing. In an interesting, and for some reason highly promoted, twist, John Connor is now a big bad and he’s more than ready to kill his own mama – before she gives birth. That would be a horrible plan if not for the whole IMDB cast list thingie. Cray. Cray.
Ow. I hate time travel; it gives me such a headache. But Termimator: Genisys makes it all better.
Look, Terminator: Genisys is bright, shiny, pretty and full of kabooms. Really, it’s frikkin perfect. Yeah, it may not be Shakespeare but that’s not why we plop down cash to see Ah-nold waste baddies. The newest, but far from last as it’s reported to be the first of a three part act,Terminator is not to be missed.
So. Go. Now.