So Far 'Terminator: Genisys' is Just a 'Terminator' Franchise Mash-Up

April 17, 2015
Source: Cracked

Terminator: Genisys

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.

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Said it before and I'll say it again, FUCK JAMES CAMERON. He left and took the franchise with him.

ragethorn on Apr 17, 2015


Yes, damn him for making the other great movies he did. How dare he only give us new films instead of sequels to movies he's done twice already,

Tim Tringle on Apr 18, 2015


Avatar is not even in the same category as Terminator 1 or 2. And A 3rd Terminator film directed by JC would've been better than any movie he's done since.

ragethorn on Apr 20, 2015


True dat. T2 was Epic. Esp the electronic score.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 19, 2015


Thanks for thrashtalking Terminator: Genisys Anderton, now I hope it becomes a box office success and spawn a lot of sequels 😛

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 17, 2015


Yes, because if there's one thing that will have a detrimental effect on my life, it's a fifth Terminator movie doing well at the box office and getting more sequels. If that were the case, I would have killed myself after Avatar hit $2 billion at the box office and announced three more sequels.

Ethan Anderton on Apr 17, 2015


Well played.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 17, 2015


Man, the 2nd trailer already dented my enthusiasm in a big way, but this just makes it worse. Fingers crossed for a good movie, I like pretty much everyone involved...but I don't have a lot of confidence.

Chris Groves on Apr 17, 2015


Don't worry, if this one isn't a success, they'll find another way to travel back in time to change things up even more. Sometimes I just don't understand why they have to go and ruin movie franchises with reboots or unnecessary sequels. Are writers in that big a stump that there is nothing completely NEW to come up with?

Justin R on Apr 17, 2015


I don't think it really needs to die - once you have time travel there are a million possible story ideas, but unfortunately they didn't find one this time.

OfficialJab on Apr 17, 2015


It's just become a parody of a once great movie. Everyone knows it looks terrible but some people are in denial that the franchise is as old and tired as arnie.

TheDeathStarsKeyFob on Apr 17, 2015


Like a warm, apple...turd.

DAVIDPD on Apr 17, 2015


Would be funny if this film turns out to be awesome and makes the naysayers and trash talkers look like morons when this comes out.

Jason Scarpelli on Apr 17, 2015


it was in potential a great franchise if they followed up part two with a better one but it failed and why? The complete miscasting of nick stahl and a aging terminator. Nobody did understand how a fearfull puppy like nick stahl in terminator 3 will become a fearless leader in the future,in my eyes it ruined the total experience. Action sequences where great and kristanna loken was a good female terminator,but the casting agent and johnathan Mostow ( the director) didn't see what the audiences did see afterworths,nick stahl was by nature no leader like edward furlong inT2. So Johnathan Mostow was solely responsible for it,and afterworths it was very hard for him to make big action movies.

ari smulders on Apr 19, 2015


Stop doing CHASE Terminator films! No one wants to see another chase film ugh. Do the WAR!

SkyNet300 on Apr 20, 2015

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