Presented by James M. Tate / 7/01/2015 / No comments / 2015 , action , arnold schwarzenegger , franchise , michael jai white , science-fiction , sequel
WEDNESDAY REVIEW OF TERMINATOR GENISYS
|year: 2015 rating: ***|
To give anything else away, including what elements of each film are reused and/or recycled, or what time-lines are travelled, would be an absolute crime since... bookended between two segments of non-stop action is so much expository dialogue about what happened, what’s about to happen and what really happened when it almost didn’t happen the first time when everything began... at a certain point GENISYS, relying completely on scientific plot-twists, hits a major wall of downtime…
Thankfully the characters, including a resilient and mysterious John Connor; the energetic duo of Sarah and Kyle; and Arnold Schwarzenegger being used with the right combination of kitsch and badass (“I’m old, not obsolete”), all help morph what begins to feel like an over-explained cable series pilot into the big budget spectacular that was needed to aptly reboot… or rather, sustain… a classic and creative franchise.