Presented by / 7/01/2015 / No comments / , , , , , ,

WEDNESDAY EARLY REVIEW OF TERMINATOR GENISYS

year: 2015 rating: ***
While this rebooted sequel of the TERMINATOR series feels like a strategic opportunity to delete the fourth film, SALVATION, an overlong catastrophe taking place in a future where only random flashbacks should occur, it actually winds up erasing the third, RISE OF THE MACHINES, since a gung-ho Sarah Connor is ready for a new start after having experienced similar ups-and-downs of the first two (and best) James Cameron-directed adventures. So when futuristic Kyle Reese shows up in 1984 to save her life, she’s been through the ringer, and then some, and has a familiar face protecting her…

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 or what’s about to happen or what really happened when it almost didn’t happen the first time around, when everything began... at a certain point GENISYS, relying completely on scientific plot-twists, hits a major wall of downtime… But 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.
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Connected Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

All Time Popular

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews Essays & Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

IN THEATERS OR STREAMING

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS
From Movies of the Week to Cable Serials

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

WEBSITE INFORMATION

WEBSITE INFORMATION
Random Quote: "What's the matter? You look like you've been on a hayride with Dracula." Patricia Farr, This Gun for Hire

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR

Blog Archive

ALL SCIENCE-FICTION

THE SHORTLIST

FAVORITE MOTION PICTURES
1)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 2)JAWS 3)THE CROWDED SKY 4)THE FEARMAKERS 5)HARDCORE 6)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 7)JOURNEY INTO FEAR 8)OTLEY 9)HOT CARS 10)VIOLENT SATURDAY

SEVEN FAV ACTORS & DIRECTORS
1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)JACK NICHOLSON 5)PETER O'TOOLE
6)TOM COURTENAY 7)ROD STIEGER
1)RICHARD FLEISCHER 2)JACQUES TOURNEAR 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN LANDIS 7)MAURY DEXTER

RARITIES & EXPLOITATION

LISTS LISTS & MORE LISTS

CONNERY MOORE CRAIG ETC

Popular This Month

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE
Take a Wild Swing at Dana Andrews Cinema

Blogs of Interest

HORROR TERROR SLASHER

SOARING IN THE SEVENTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE