Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the man. And he’s most definitely back --a little clunky, getting on in years but still the best ‘Terminator’ this franchise has seen during its chequered history spanning over three decades. He has Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, with him as one of Hollywood’s most resilient action heroines, Sarah Connor.
As director Alan Taylor (Thor The Dark World) reboots this classic franchise, there are questions galore over whether he can revive the myth-making and edge-of-the-seat experience of the first two films in the series (Sorry folks, Terminator: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation just don’t cut it).
There are two parts to the answer. Terminator Genisys is everything you expect from a summer popcorn cruncher: It is two-hours of sci-fi fun with self referential jokes, a nostalgia trip to the ’80s cult film directed by James Cameron, cool CGI effects which make even the apocalyptic world inhabited by John Connor and his lieutenant look better, and a whole lot of action. We even get to see Arnold’s famous money shot from Terminator 1 as he flashes the city before wreaking havoc on it. And then, it gets better when an older Arnold, with the body still looking like a mini-bus, shows up and an Arnold vs Arnold battle ensues.