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« Reply #80 on: July 04, 2015, 12:00:19 PM »

I saw it Thursday and while it was a somewhat fun popcorn movie, it was still a mediocre at best entry in the series.

I think part of the problem for me is that Emilia Clarke was just not a very good Sarah Connor.  I know filling Linda Hamilton's shoes is a tall order, but Clarke is just...doll like.  She has no edges.  I never once believed she was capable of holding her own against a real toaster, let alone a terminator. 

I will say that Arnold won me over.  I went into the film thinking he'd be the weak link, but I thought he was fantastic.  I have quite a few problems with the story, but I was able to put them aside because he was so damn charming.

I would say it's a Netflix night for those on the fence.  And if you do go to a theater to see it, don't pay more than a matinee price.   icon_wink
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« Reply #81 on: July 04, 2015, 05:17:40 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 04, 2015, 03:55:35 AM

Quote from: rittchard on July 04, 2015, 12:17:03 AM

I think this is the only thread for the new Terminator Genisys movie - surprised there weren't any comments here yet.  Though it does seem like the Off Topic forum is becoming more and more like a graveyard these days  icon_frown

Yeah, the forum has certainly slowed down but I think the lack of talk about this movie might have more to do with it's 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes than anything else.  What was a mild interest turned into "I'll see it on Netflix" very quickly once reviews came out. 

That's me. I lost interest when I read that it makes only half-hearted and ham-handed efforts to integrate with the previous movies, simultaneously paying homage and asking you to forget what came before. From what I've read it's not a sequel OR a remake OR a reboot...it just is. (Netflix calls it a prequel, which is the first time I've heard that.) As a rental it might benefit from low expectations. 
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« Reply #82 on: July 05, 2015, 03:26:26 AM »

Time travel paradoxes have always been an issue for the series, but this one was just a total mess. Plus, digital Arnie looked like an action figure. Without spoiling anything really, I think the biggest winners from the events in this film were Sarah's original timeline roomie Ginger, and her boyfriend.
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« Reply #83 on: July 06, 2015, 02:30:52 AM »

For anyone interested, the original Terminator is on Netflix streaming now.  Keep an eye out for a blue-haired Bill Paxton in the opening scene, heh.
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« Reply #84 on: July 06, 2015, 02:27:02 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 06, 2015, 02:30:52 AM

For anyone interested, the original Terminator is on Netflix streaming now.

Complete with re-dubbed gunfire effects. frown
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« Reply #85 on: July 06, 2015, 07:59:36 PM »

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Time travel paradoxes have always been an issue for the series, but this one was just a total mess. Plus, digital Arnie looked like an action figure. Without spoiling anything really, I think the biggest winners from the events in this film were Sarah's original timeline roomie Ginger, and her boyfriend.

Biggest winner was Sarah Connor who got an upgraded Kyle Reese lol.  Jai Courtney's body, oh my.

I don't quite understand the general audience/critic reaction, it seems like people had a pre-determined notion to not want to like this movie, or maybe just had a very different set of expectations than I did.  Honestly I enjoyed it quite a bit more than Jurassic World, and the audience I saw it with all clapped at the end, which hasn't happened in a long while. 

I actually thought it was a clever use of the characters, and while maybe the time paradoxes weren't all that well thought out, I really didn't care as I had such a good time.  I felt Emilia Clarke did a nice job taking a different approach to the Sarah Connor character; keeping in mind this was supposed to be a very different Sarah with a very different personality than either of the Sarahs we've seen in T1 or T2.  The weakest part for me (but also a bonus in other ways) was having a Kyle Reese that was a little too hot and buffed and sexy (sorry Michael Biehn).  Like am I really supposed to feel sorry for Sarah that she has to do it with such a freaking hot stud lol?  He looked like a renegade from Magic Mike XXL lol. 
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« Reply #86 on: July 07, 2015, 05:54:41 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on July 06, 2015, 07:59:36 PM


I don't quite understand the general audience/critic reaction, it seems like people had a pre-determined notion to not want to like this movie

To be fair, I would counter that some people had a predetermined notion they would love this film.  icon_wink
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« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2015, 11:37:09 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on July 07, 2015, 05:54:41 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 06, 2015, 07:59:36 PM


I don't quite understand the general audience/critic reaction, it seems like people had a pre-determined notion to not want to like this movie

To be fair, I would counter that some people had a predetermined notion they would love this film.  icon_wink


That is 100% true lol.
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« Reply #88 on: January 21, 2016, 05:54:41 PM »

Terminator sequel removed from studio's release schedule

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The sequel to Terminator Genisys, Terminator 2, has been removed from Paramount Pictures' release schedule, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The sequel to last year's movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was supposed to be released on May 19, 2017, but has been pulled without any explanation from the studio.
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« Reply #89 on: January 21, 2016, 06:07:33 PM »

Sequel taken off the schedule:

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Skydance, the production company behind the new attempt at a Terminator trilogy that began with the historically terrible Terminator: Genisys, insisted back in October that they were still working on more films in the series. Nobody understood why - not only is the Terminator franchise clearly out of gas, Genisys was a dismal wart of a film and nobody wants to go back to that iteration for more.

Paramount seems to agree; today the studio quietly removed Terminator: Genisys 2 from their schedule of upcoming films. In its place: Baywatch, an attempt to pull a 21 Jump Street on another old TV show. While there's no official word that Terminator is over forever, the fact that Paramount has simply disappeared the movie speaks volumes. Maybe another one is coming, but it's not coming anytime soon.
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« Reply #90 on: January 22, 2016, 01:24:08 AM »

I've seen it 3 times now and I honestly can't see why people hated it so much, but oh well!  Disappointed there won't be another sequel.  I'd much rather see another Terminator movie than yet another teendystopianfuturebooktomovie conversion. 
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« Reply #91 on: January 22, 2016, 11:08:13 AM »

New terminator series set in the future war against Skynet, but this time, a Terminator from an even more distant future arrives and seems to be playing both sides of the conflict. Entirely new actors, no more arnold. Really reboot the whole thing such that only 1 and 2 matter.

The new trilogy could do a better job of the whole man/machine and introduce shades of gray in terms of machines that become smart enough to disobey Skynet. Then also make use of something Cameron said about how Skynet is now so intelligent that it's guilty about destroying most of humanity, and its inefficient efforts to exterminate what's left of humanity is only a part of Skynet's defensive programming that won't let itself be destroyed, but it also can't finish the job.

Then weave in the concept that the use of the time travel has trapped everyone in a recursive loop that a new trilogy could help untangle.

And throw in Robocop. Tongue
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« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2016, 03:12:25 AM »

The single redeeming feature of this film was Arnie's performance, which is ironic, considering he was what worried me the most going into it. What are they even fighting for at this point? Doesn't she still have to give birth to John? If so, are they going to try to prevent what happened? If they do, won't they undo what they did to Skynet? The whole thing was ridiculous. Plus, Hollywood needs to stop trying to make Jai Courtney a thing. It's not going to happen.
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« Reply #93 on: January 23, 2016, 04:03:55 AM »

I saw it a few days ago and didn't hate it. The story had to do some painful gymnastics to reconcile an alternate timeline with the previous movies, but they managed to mostly pull it off, and the humorous bits were humorous. The ridiculous physics in many of the sfx sequences were the worst part. I felt like the sequel would be better since they got all the establishing stuff out of the way in the first movie and were free to go forward in a new direction.

I hope it didn't kill the franchise once and for all, but no great loss if it did.
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