Movie Review – Terminator Genisys (2015)
In a last effort to save humankind, hero John Connor sends Sgt Kyle Reece back in time, in order to meet with Sarah Parker and ensure her safety and protection. However, he discovers a very different Sarah from what he expected, along with a Terminator who is also determined to keep her safe. The three of them slowly begin to uncover just what they must do to try and save the planet from robot destruction.
This science fiction film definitely had a lot of great visual effects and action sequences built into the story. This is exactly what one would expect from the next movie in this franchise. Lots of explosions, thrills, chases, and fight scenes that are exciting and adrenaline-pumping for the audience.
Although this is a positive aspect to the film, there are many drawbacks to the movie that made it a less than stellar sequel. For one, the screenwriters tended to rely on the action sequences, and did not invest enough time in a more substantive plot. The story felt re-hashed and repetitious from prior Terminator movies and other science fiction action films as well. Any humour found in the movie also felt artificial and clunky, including when the writers attempted physical humour with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character. There was simply a lack of interesting developments, a lack of uniqueness, and an overall lack of character development.
Although this movie had some excitement, overall it was more on the failure side of the spectrum.
Overall: 2 stars out of 5 stars.