Movies & TV

Terminator Genisys – Trailer thoughts

It’s been a week since the trailer aired for the latest film in the Terminator franchise and it’s been great to see just how well it’s been received in general. I know I’m interested to see how the movie itself plays out.

Borrowing from the J.J. Abrams book of “How to do a reboot”, it seems clear the film is attempting to clear a lot of cinematic dead wood that could hold it back in the future (pun intended). What is fascinating about it though is that it appears to be doing so, at least initially, from within the story beats of the original 1984 film.

In addition to that, there’s the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a much older cyborg and we all wonder how this is going to work. But despite the trailer only giving fleeting hints as to why and how this all works (there’s only so much you can do in two minutes) I think you can walk away with some confidence that the people behind the film are giving this a fair shot.

The movie will be released in July of 2015.

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