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Terminator Genisys (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 July 2015 (USA)
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When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.

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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 time-line. 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...

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The rules have been reset.


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Rated PG - 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$155,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,700,000 (USA) (3 July 2015)

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$89,732,035 (USA) (11 September 2015)
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In January 2017, it was announced online that James Cameron would return to the Terminator franchise and make the sixth Terminator film, which is to be the final film of the Terminator franchise and that he wants Deadpool (2016) director Tim Miller to direct. It is uncertain if Arnold Schwarzenegger (who turns 70 on July 31, 2017) will come back and play the Terminator one last time. Emilia Clarke announced that she will not play Sarah Connor again. If the character of Sarah Connor will appear for the sixth film, it's most likely the role will be recast. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, ICBMs can be seen arcing through the air from an aircraft window. This would be impossible as aircraft fly at ~ 20km whereas ICBMs reach ~ 1,200km. See more »

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Kyle Reese: [narrating] Before they died, my parents told me stories about how the world once was; what it was like long before I was born; before the war with the machines. They remembered a green world, vast and beautiful, filled with laughter and hope for the future. It's a world I never knew. By the time I was born, all this was gone.
Kyle Reese: "Skynet," a computer program designed to automate missile defense. It was supposed to protect us, but that's not what happened. August 29th, 1997, Skynet woke...
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Fighting Shadows
Written by King Logan, Eric Dawkins, Sean Anderson & Liang-ying Zhang (as Zhang Liangying)
Produced by King Logan
Performed by Jane Zhang featuring Big Sean
Jane Zhang appears courtesy of Show City
Big Sean appears courtesy of G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings
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Forget the Critics
2 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I may be one of the flock, but I am a big fan of the Terminator franchise. This movie was appropriately delivered to fans of the franchise more than the prior 2 sequels. Arnold was Arnold and genuinely looked like he was having fun with the role. The story to me was pretty well written and despite lots of turns along the way, was engaging. There was plenty of comic relief. The battle scenes play homage to the aesthetic and look of the future wars in the 1st two movies.

Emilia Clarke did a pretty good job of playing Sarah Connor although she might have been a little softer looking than Linda Hamilton, I think the justification of the plot makes you understand a little more of how and why she is the way she is.

I'll tell you what they didn't do in this film. They didn't go and screw up the source material like the Star Trek reboots have. This story plays out a different scenario but the characters both old and new are familiar and this movie was done very well with respect to the source materials. If you are a fan of the franchise, you'll feel like you are getting more of what you might have had to imagine way back in the 1984 film. You'll enjoy it.

Any fan of T1 and T2 should go and see this and add it to your library.


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