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Terminator Genisys

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2015

He said he would be back!  And he is, in

I was never a huge fan of the Terminator movies, but I did see the first three, as most of us did.  I wasn’t expecting anything earth shattering when I went to the see Terminator Genisys, but boy was I surprised.  The movie is exciting and has a very clever new spin on the theme of the old franchise.  

Arnie definitely still has it!  The role has been adapted vey slightly to accommodate his age, but he still has all the extraordinary characteristics and abilities of the old machine.

The movie begins in the year 2029.  John Conner (Jason Clarke) still heads the resistance, who are fighting a war against the machines. He learns that Skynet is planning to take this war into a new dimension, fighting not only in the present but in the past and future too. John Connor has a challenge ahead of him.  He needs to get past Skynet’s main defense grid and destroy their time machine, well hidden in a remote facility.

He enlists the help of his protégé, Kyle Reese (Jae Courtney) to assist him in this task.  However, before they can destroy the time machine, Skynet sends a T800 machine back in time, to murder John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) John sends Kyle back in time to save her.

Sarah and Kyle become aware of the existence of Genisys, a soon to be launched operating system that will control every computer worldwide and realise that Skynet will eventually evolve from this system and so begins the arduous task of destroying Genisys, protecting Sarah and preventing Judgement Day.  Add to this a most unexpected twist and super advanced machines trying to kill off “Pops”, Schwarzenegger’s new character, and you have a very exciting 2 hour adventure ahead of you!

The movie was directed by Alan Taylor and released by Paramount Pictures.

Spectacular 3D effects, including massive explosions, acid meltdowns, mind blowing machine versus man scenes and some great humour and a little romance make this science fiction action film a winner!

The movie releases at cinemas countrywide on 3 July, and is classified 13V. Be the first to see it!

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