Review: Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

  Terminator Genisys

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 125 minutes
Language: English (Hollywood)
India Release Date: 02-JUL-2015

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

Overall Review: In 1984 The Terminator was sent back to kill Sarah Connor in the classic beginning of this story “The Terminator.” In 1991 The Terminator protected Sarah and John Connor from the T-100 in “Judgment Day”; In 2003 the Connor’s were threatened by the T-X in “Rise of the Machines”; In 2008-2009 31 episodes of “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” tried to keep Sarah Connor alive…before the series was terminated & in 2009 Christian Bale tried to give life to John Connor once again bring “Salvation” to the movie franchise. 2015: T-800 IS REBOOTED..He is BACK..He is OLD but NOT OBSLOETE. The time travel plot element of Terminator Genisys turns the franchise into a gigantic mix tape. The movie hops through time like a video game trail levels; 2021 to 1984 to 1997 to 2017. Where the first film was neat and tidy in terms of how it dealt with time travel, T5 (As what I call for easy reference) tosses too many balls in the air and struggles to keep them all going.

Performance & Technical Review: Biggest flaw of the film is its story line and dialogues. Dialogues are very basics OR terrible. The time traveler shifts in storytelling is sometimes confusing the audience and executed sequences seems illogical. With what computers can do now; expectation of the movie was set high on CGI but it fails to deliver. Director Alan Taylor (known for Thor 2: The Dark World) may not provide the masterpiece as Cameroon but does strike a chord in installments.

PDF Verdict: Let this Terminator Genisys program occupy 2.5GB out of 5GB space; which is nowhere enough memory to get the Genisys program up and running! T-800 may be back in this series BUT weak story and mediocre act may leave T-800 fans thinking to be it TERMINATED. This mixed bag of entertainment will have very few lovers, and sure to have more than a few haters.

Ratings: 2.5 on 5
Performance: 2.5 on 5
Script: 2.5 on 5
Screenplay: 2.5 on 5
Music: 3 on 5
Cinematography: 3 on 5
CGI: 2.5 on 5

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