November '15 - Terminator Genisys.
my review of Terminator Genisys that I
purchased recently. I didn't get it on DVD or
Blu-ray, I watched it through the PlayStation
store on the PS4 so was able to get it a
little earlier before it was in the shops.
Incidentally it wouldn't let me rent and I
had to buy to keep which cost £14 so it's
not that much of a saving.
okay, an exciting movie, especially at the
beginning but I found after it finished that
it didn't really stick in my mind the way
other Terminator movies did and I feel no
urge to watch it a second time around. If I
did purchase the DVD version I'd likely be
selling it now on ebay. I didn't hate it but
I didn't love it either.
story is full of plot holes, but to be honest
I can overlook those, as some of my fave
movies are full of mistakes, but the over all
feel to the film wasn't what a Terminator
movie should be. There was no tension, no
sense of foreboding as to what would happen
to the characters, no sense of peril for the
human race if they fail. In fact the
confusing story meant that even if they did
fail I wasn't sure what the consequences
Clarke who played Sarah Connor was fantastic.
I knew her from Games Of Thrones and her
entire look and personality is totally
different in this movie showing how good of
an actress she is. As to whether she played a
convincing Sarah Connor is another matter as
she looks nothing like Linda Hamilton from
the original Terminator movies. In fact a lot
of the cast look nothing like their previous
Smith was also amazing. I won't say who he
plays as to avoid spoilers but while he wasn't
in a lead role it was a complete surprise to
see him playing such a character.
Schwarzenegger was as expected and plays the
Terminator similar to how he was in
Terminator 2 it was just the script that let
his performance down. Some of his prosthetic
makeup effects appeared below par too.
the exciting scenes were at the start when we
see a battle taking place in the future then
Skynet sending the Terminator back in time.
It's then constant action as a number of
Terminators also exist in the same time
period along with Sarah Conner and Kyle Reese
as they fight against the machines. Then it
ends pretty quickly and nothing much else
happens until the final battle. There's a
helicopter chase that was ruined by bad CGI
with helicopters performing manoeuvres
impossible in real life. There was also a bus
chase which may have been exciting if it didn't
end so quickly.
biggest let down was that pretty much every
exciting moment was already revealed in the
multitude of trailers for this movie. I don't
know why they couldn't keep anything back.
The only surprise I felt was what happened to
the Terminator toward the end of the movie
when he... I won't say.
summary all I can say is that this isn't a
bad movie, it doesn't totally suck, it's
perfectly watchable, but it's certainly not
as good as it should have been.
If you've seen the trailers you've seen the
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