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

Old 02-22-16, 12:55 PM
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

First half hour was great....then I just got bored but I will always watch these flicks no matter what. Glad to see they
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by TGM
I thought the movie wasn't awful but I think the terrible casting is what killed it.
The casting was next level terrible. I never believed for a second that Clarke was Sarah Connor. Jai Courtney is horrible in everything. And the guy that played John looks like he spends his downtime trying to lure children into his van. I didnt by him at all as this badass savior of humanity.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Thrush
Jai Courtney is horrible in everything.
Courtney makes Channing Tatum look like Lawrence Olivier. Actually I liked him in Jack Reacher because that character had a dour personality. But in DH5 and T5 he was terrible. Even with all the continuity errors I enjoyed the premise and the fun they had with the alternate and intersecting timelines. I just couldn't get into the any of the actors as the characters they were playing.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

He looks fun in Suicide Squad. Maybe it's cuz he's going full Aussie in that one? Well... as full as a PG-13 can do.
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Courtney should go for the Rambo: Last Blood. complete the trifecta of being in the 5th movie and burying the franchises of our 80s action heroes.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Finally caught up with this one on Amazon Prime, really enjoyed it.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy
Finally caught up with this one on Amazon Prime, really enjoyed it.
Same here on all three points.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Saw it this weekend. It did nothing for me. Better than Salvation, yes, but that's the living definition of damning with faint praise. The plot was threadbare, the actors unappealing, and in the end it was noise and fury signifying nothing.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Fuck that. Salvation at least has good action in it and attempts to do something different that wasn't a retread.

Genisys does that to a degree too but it's sooo mediocre. Salvation is at least an alright dumb action movie. I'll take T4 over T3 too.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Yeah, I liked Salvation too. Not sure where all the hate comes from...
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Yeah, I liked Salvation too. Not sure where all the hate comes from...
It's got an alright plot but at least it gets to action and isn't another time travel plot. Which was fine and dandy for T2. It's better than T3's shit story. Jesus... that fucking thing is stupid as fuck.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Yeah, I liked Salvation too. Not sure where all the hate comes from...
I hate everything about that movie, everything.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Thrush
I hate everything about that movie, everything.
Old 08-16-16, 01:14 AM
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

This thread inspired me to rewatch some of the Terminator Salvation bluray extras. Some good stuff on there. The crew (and yes, including McG) really put a lot of effort into making the movie, especially with the practical effects. They respected the mythology as well.

I'll defend Terminator Salvation until the end of time!
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

I'll take Genisys over Salvation anyday.
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My favorite movie from last summer.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
I'll take Genisys over Salvation anyday.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

I like Salvation and Genisys. I wouldn't say either are the strongest entry in the franchise but both are somewhat entertaining at least. To me the weakest is easily Rise of the Machines. Its fun enough to watch since it still has Schwarzenegger in it but the film is such a re-hash of Judgment Day. Obviously the best films in the franchise will always be the first two. They're just hard to top and everything that has come since hasn't been the same.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

The end of T3 > Genisys > The rest of T3 > Salvation
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Mike86
I like Salvation and Genisys. I wouldn't say either are the strongest entry in the franchise but both are somewhat entertaining at least. To me the weakest is easily Rise of the Machines. Its fun enough to watch since it still has Schwarzenegger in it but the film is such a re-hash of Judgment Day. Obviously the best films in the franchise will always be the first two. They're just hard to top and everything that has come since hasn't been the same.
Agreed on all of this. Rise did have a pretty killer ending though.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
The end of T3 > Genisys > The rest of T3 > Salvation
I'll take T3 in its entirety over either of the sequels that came after it.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

I'll take BvS over Salvation. Fuck that movie.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Supermallet
I'll take BvS over Salvation. Fuck that movie.
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Re: Terminator: Genisys (2015) -- S: Schwarzenegger -- The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Supermallet
I'll take BvS over Salvation. Fuck that movie.
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