So Far 'Terminator: Genisys' is Just a 'Terminator' Franchise Mash-Up
It's no secret that we haven't been impressed with what we've seen from Terminator: Genisys so far. Even with the most recent trailer revealing a big plot twist (watch the trailer right here), it all just seems desperate to shake up a franchise that seems to have peaked with Terminator 2: Judgment Day. And why is that? Well, a new video examines why this latest iteration of the Arnold Schwarzenegger action franchise may feel so stale and tired. Basically, it's just a carbon copy of every other Terminator movie, and not just because of the obvious homages. You'll what I mean after you check out this video. Watch below!
Here's Why The New Terminator Movie Seems So Familiar from Cracked:
You can watch the most recent Terminator: Genisys trailer right here.
To be fair, there's a chance you could do this with any film franchise that is coming up on their fifth film in the franchise. In fact, this may be a better critique of blockbuster filmmaking in general than just the Terminator franchise by itself. But since this franchise hasn't been good in over 20 years, that's why it's getting picked on. If anything, this is a franchise that probably needs to die. And while we haven't seen the entire film yet, and we could easily be swayed on our opinion of what we've seen thus far, it's going to take a hell of a lot more than some Terminator action and an insane plot twist to get us on board with this flick.
Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," Thor: The Dark World) and written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee and Matt Smith all star in the film that takes a completely different approach to the Terminator timeline, finding Sarah Connor orphaned and being raised and trained by an aging T-800 Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as Kyle Reese (Courtney) is sent back in time from the future again on a new mission. Paramount Pictures & Skydance release the film this summer July 1st.