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Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Old 09-07-15, 11:28 AM
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

There hasn't been a Terminator film worth existing since T2. That's my issue. All 3 after that? Waste of a property. T4 at least was alright as an action. T3 pushes my patience in its flaws. T5 is neat cuz it actually plays around with the property but it's insanely dumbed down to generic values.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Solid Snake
There hasn't been a Terminator film worth existing since T2. That's my issue. All 3 after that? Waste of a property. T4 at least was alright as an action. T3 pushes my patience in its flaws. T5 is neat cuz it actually plays around with the property but it's insanely dumbed down to generic values.

T3 had a cool ending, but everything else post-T2 is meh. The Sarah Conner Chronicles is the only worthy follow-up.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Solid Snake
There hasn't been a Terminator film worth existing since T2.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

This one will clear 500 million worldwide.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
This one will clear 500 million worldwide.
How so? Are there other countries where it hasn't opened in?

BTW, how much was the take in Japan?
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by wearetheborg
BTW, how much was the take in Japan?
21.3 million so far.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by wearetheborg
How so? Are there other countries where it hasn't opened in?

BTW, how much was the take in Japan?

Whoops, for some reason I thought it was way over 450. Okay, let me rephrase that: it will clear 450 million worldwide.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
21.3 million so far.
So it was a flop in Japan.
T3 earned 67M there.
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/...erminator3.htm
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

From Dark Horizons:

After the failure of "Terminator Genisys" at the U.S. domestic box-office earlier this year, it looked like proposed plans for two more "Terminator" films and a potential TV series spin-off were put on the scrap heap.

Then came the strong international box-office figures for the film, including robust business in China, which seemed to stir talk that the sequels could well proceed.

Now though THR reports that despite the $440 million worldwide haul, "Terminator Genisys" will still lose money and their sources say: "the notion of a 'Terminator' universe is on hold indefinitely."

'Genisys' grossed a mere $89 million domestically in the United States. Sporting a $150 million production budget, not to mention marketing and distribution costs of a similar number, the news does not come as a huge surprise.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Finally saw this, and it is easily the best post-T2 Terminator film. By a wide margin.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

That's how I felt too.

T1 and T2 are action movies from the 80's and 90's - which died out in the early to mid 90's. That Cannon/Lethal Weapon/Die Hard era of smokey sets and brutal violence. They showed us new and fascinating fx.

Filmmaking is different now. And Terminator Genisys is a direct reflection of current sci-fi action films.

I think that there's potential to make a great Terminator film to end the series. But who knows if we'll ever get it (or if we should get it).
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Supermallet
Finally saw this, and it is easily the best post-T2 Terminator film. By a wide margin.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
That's how I felt too.

T1 and T2 are action movies from the 80's and 90's - which died out in the early to mid 90's. That Cannon/Lethal Weapon/Die Hard era of smokey sets and brutal violence. They showed us new and fascinating fx.

Filmmaking is different now. And Terminator Genisys is a direct reflection of current sci-fi action films.

I think that there's potential to make a great Terminator film to end the series. But who knows if we'll ever get it (or if we should get it).
Filmmaking is different now, but Genisys was still really poorly done overall.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

I remember reading about the premise for this movie and it sounded like a good idea to go full circle and reboot and largely recast. Star Trek did something similar and it really worked there. Then i actually saw the movie. What a shitfest. Jai Courtney is very lucky that most of the movies he appears in make money, as he is always atrocious. He was passable in Reacher, but the role did not call for a high class caliber actor. Same thing for Jason Clarke. I can see the guy has some potential, but he appears in a lot of bad movies. Emilia Clarke is just a horrible actress. Got a career from flashing her bits on the TV show, but she is just soooooooo wrong as Sarah Conner.

Even as bad as this movie was, it was still better than the last two terminator movies. But the only way i would give a damn about another movie in this franchise is if Cameron came back to it. I know the rights go back to him in the not too distant future, but i doubt he will ever return to this franchise. A shame as i always wanted to see another Terminator movie and True Lies from him. Arnie is too old for either of them now anyway.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

What was the only cool part of the movie they spoiled for the film?
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Solid Snake
What was the only cool part of the movie they spoiled for the film?
I'm sure it was the part where it showed John Connor becoming a Terminator.

For pure entertainment, popcorn movie quality I enjoyed watching it. But yeah, they lacked ideas and I'm confused how they'll do more.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

That was cool? Alright... *shrugs shoulders*
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

So forgive me if it been discussed but I missed who actually
Spoiler:
sent the Terminator to 9yo Sarah
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

I don't think they ever explained that. That'll probably be the story of the next sequel.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
So forgive me if it been discussed but I missed who actually
Spoiler:
sent the Terminator to 9yo Sarah

At first I thought it was
Spoiler:
John Connor
but having watched the events of Genisys unfold I actually think it will be
Spoiler:
Reese
that sends the Terminator back to save 9y/o Sarah.

Spoiler:
Since Reese technically gets to live now in this universe I don't see how John would send it back since he's now dead in this new timeline. There can't be a future John, so future Kyle Reese would be the one to send it back. That or even future Sarah sends it back. I don't think Pops would since he wouldn't be able to erase his own records.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

A mediocre movie.

If James Cameron comes back to the franchise then it will be worth seeing another Terminator movie but no more sequels please!
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Supermallet
Finally saw this, and it is easily the best post-T2 Terminator film. By a wide margin.
The very definition of damning with faint praise.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Spoiler:
John Connor becoming a bad guy is like Hulk Hogan becoming a heel. It does not seem right and made no sense and ruined the structure of the story set forth in the previous movies.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Spoiler:
John Connor becoming a bad guy is like Hulk Hogan becoming a heel. It does not seem right and made no sense and ruined the structure of the story set forth in the previous movies.
There's no point in spoilering it. The trailers gave that up w/o even teasing it. They just full blown shown it off, Holmes.

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