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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 »

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker 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.

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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