WADE’S REVIEWS: Terminator Genisys

t3Terminator Genisys is the ultimate exploitation of one of the greatest 80s franchises and the perfect example of studio greed. The first 15 minutes of this movie are fantastic and you think they’re going the right direction but then they try to be smart. That’s right the only flaw with this movie is that it tries so hard to be smart but comes off like second grade Terminator fanfiction. It makes me so angry that something with so much potential is ruined by a lazy screenwriter coupled with a director who was probably drunk or stoned on set. Jai Courtney is just an abomination, he turns every franchise he touches into a laughingstock. What is he doing here? He looks like he stumbled onto the set and the director just decided to put him in the film anyway, he has no direction and he feels so out of place with the rest of the movie, sadly the entire thing is about him. How can any director come from doing projects like Game of Thrones and Thor 2 to doing something that looks like a fourth grader with a handheld camera decided he was going to some of his friends to reenact the greatest hits from Terminator and do them poorly?

Seriously I don’t even know what studio executive would say “this movie is totally worth $150 million.” I think I’m going to do a poll, in the comment section tell me: who was more high; the studio executive who green lit this film or the director who made it? Can we find one shining light in this movie please? I never thought I’d say it but Arnold Schwarzenegger was actually good in this movie I don’t know if it was just that everything else was so abysmal but he seems to be the saving grace of this movie.The other actors Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke also are very good in the movie. Jason Clarke plays a very effective John Connor and Emelia Clarke is serviceable as Sarah Connor. But they’re completely outshined by the great role that Matt Smith plays, it’s a shame he’s only in the movie for five minutes and then he’s pushed aside for more cheesy dialogue. Did you know JK Simmons is in the movie? Neither did I because the character he plays isn’t really a character at all he’s a plot device nothing more, it’s a complete waste of JK Simmons but we’re going to cast Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese who has to carry so much on his shoulders.

If they had a stronger supporting cast I might not have noticed but they don’t. This movie waste talent I guess we have to give them points for that. I don’t even know if I can say anything truly positive because I went out of this movie with such a sour taste in my mouth that made me angry beyond belief. I haven’t even touched the marketing campaign yet, what a failure that was, lord have mercy. They had one good moment that could’ve actually been a legitimate surprise but they were too eager to show the one thing they may have had in this movie and they spoiled it. Effectively the first hour of this movie is pointless because the climax of the second act is spoiled in the trailer. Overall this movie is a complete failure, if you want to watch it do it at your own risk but don’t say I didn’t warn you.