Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Terminator Genisys (2015) Trailer - Review

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The Terminator series is one of my favorites. James Cameron's first two entries The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) remain the high points. The next two movies were more of an exercise in milking the cow rather than pushing the story ahead or any advancement in the special effects.

Now, the fifth entry is upon us. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the role that cemented his reputation as the # 1 Action Star in the 90s. Joining him are Emilia Clarke, Byung-hun Lee, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke and J.K. Simmons.

The movie is directed by Alan Taylor. Alan's previous movie, Thor: The Dark World suggests that he is not much of a visionary director, but a director whom studios hire to crank out the next entry in their profitable franchise..... And the trailer does not do much to allay my apprehension.

Note: There are significant plot spoilers in the trailer. Readers who wish to avoid plot details, might want to skip it.

What we get to see are the same old plot lines, villains and even dialogues from the earlier movies. Byung-hun Lee is T-1000, played so memorably by Robert Patrick. Jason Clarke's Terminator is also similar to the T-X portrayed by Kristanna Loken in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

Emilia Clarke does look like a fitting replacement for Linda Hamilton as the feisty Sarah Connor. She seems to be the only one actually doing some acting among the newcomers.

The special effects look pretty ordinary. This is disappointing considering that James Cameron pushed the special effects envelope with Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But then, that is what James does, as his latest movie, Avatar has proven yet again.

Even the the make-up department seems to have done only average work - proof (if any is needed) that Stan Winston was truly a genius and his absence is really felt here.

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All said and done, this is an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. He looks to be in form as the cyborg, but age seems to be catching up with him. Let us hope that this movie will live up to the high standards set by his earlier collaborations with James Cameron. 

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