As if the world could not get more excited about next year’s blockbusters.
In the past few weeks, the internet has been abuzz with the release of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the first full-length trailer for Jurassic World, both set to be released in 2015.
Skynet could not have picked a more crucial moment to come bursting into the scene with its first full-length trailer for Terminator: Genisys. Admittedly, we did need another reminder that there will be yet another Sci Fi franchise hitting the big screen again next year.
The fifth movie in the Terminator franchise features many big names. Arnold Schwarzenegger, with his ‘governator’ days now behind him, returns as the face of the franchise. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. When the Terminator said “I’ll be back”, he meant it.
Trading her dragons for guns, Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor, whom Kyle Reese travels back in time to save. Reese is played by Aussie Jai Courtney of Spartacus and Die Hard fame. Another Aussie on the block is Jason Clarke, who joins the roster of actors to have played John Connor.
South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, known to international audiences for his work in G.I. Joe and RED 2, plays the shapeshifting T-1000, last seen in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day with the face of Robert Patrick.
Terminator: Genisys sticks with the same plot structure of the franchise; John Connor sends his younger, unsuspecting father, Kyle Reese, to protect Sarah Connor and conceive the child who would become the leader of the Resistance. Just like its characters, the Terminator franchise seems to be caught in an endless loop of repeating events. In their defence, it is a natural side effect of time travel, and no doubt a topic that would greatly interest the likes of J.J. Abrams and his alternate realities.
The difference with Genisys is that the new Sarah Connor has been raised by the Terminator himself, and according to online sources, she seems to be aware of her destiny.
So far, Terminator: Genisys does not seem to hold a candle to the immense competition it faces next year. But we will give it the benefit of the doubt.
Anyway, who doesn’t want to see Khaleesi, Varro and the Governator teaming up to fight futuristic shapeshifting robots?