Wednesday, 15 July 2015

MPOV: Terminator Genisys

In 2029, Human Resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) launches a massive final offensive against Skynet, an artificial general intelligence system seeking to eliminate the human race. Before the Resistance wins the offensive, Skynet activates a time machine and sends back a T-800 Terminator to 1984 to kill John's mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). John's right-hand man, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), volunteers to travel back in time to protect her. As Kyle floats in the machine's magnetic field, he witnesses John being attacked and receives new memories from his childhood about events in 2017.

Upon arrival in 1984, Skynet's T-800 is disabled by Sarah and the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a reprogrammed T-800 sent to protect her when she was nine years old. Kyle arrives a short time later and is immediately attacked by a T-1000 (Lee Byung-hun). Sarah and the Guardian join Kyle and destroy the T-1000 using acid. Sarah and the Guardian reveal they have constructed a makeshift time machine similar to Skynet's, and that Sarah plans to travel to 1997 – the year Skynet becomes self-aware. Realizing the timeline has been altered, Kyle is convinced that the future has changed due to the warning he received in his childhood vision. He persuades Sarah to travel to 2017 instead to stop Skynet.

In 2017, Kyle and Sarah materialize in the middle of a busy San Francisco highway and are apprehended by city police. While being treated for injuries, Sarah and Kyle learn that Skynet is called "Genisys", a soon-to-be-unveiled global operating system that is being embraced by the public. John Connor appears and rescues Sarah and Kyle, but the Guardian appears and immediately shoots John, revealing that he is an advanced T-3000 Terminator. While Kyle was being sent back through time, Skynet was in the form of a T-5000 (Matt Smith) disguised as a member of the Resistance. It attacked John and transformed him into a Terminator. John was tasked with ensuring Cyberdyne Systems' survival and travelled back in time to assist them with the development of Genisys.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

A different take on the terminator franchise which is far more entertaining and realistically done. Aside from all the action packed plots, it still has that tiny wee bit of emotions which made this movie much more lively and sane. The storyline is like a breath of fresh air with some of the old elements still attached so hopefully the next one will live up to it's hype and legacy. I was also surprised Emilia Clarke was really good as Sarah Connor, if not better than Linda Hamilton, as I only remembered her as Khaleesa from GoT LOL! With all the CGI and fantastic sound effects, it's really worthwhile to watch this movie in the cinema.

My rating: 3.5/5
Directed by Alan Taylor
Casts: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney
Category: A 2015 American science fiction action film

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