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post Feb 17 2015, 09:38 PM
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I totally loved "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" when I watched it many years ago. I also enjoyed the first movie and I liked "Terminator Salvation". However, "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" is my least favourite of the series. The new part is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 2015! Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role and Emilia Clarke with Jason Clarke will be newcomers. I wouldn't say that the official trailer is very impressive but I hope it will be something decent. In September 2014, Paramount announced a new trilogy with two sequels set for May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018 based on its wikipedia page.

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post Jul 7 2015, 08:48 PM
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Seems to be no buzz for this on Buzzjack, which is a shame. My second-fave film of 2015 so far, after Avengers, it wasn't perfect, the new cast took a bit of getting used to, and the first half was more a retread Back To The Future style of multiple realities, which needed you to pay attention to catch all of the various realities existing together. If you love Time Travel paradoxes (and I do I do) and loved the first 2 Terminator movies (and I did I did) there's a lot to love here. The second half of the film is present day (ish 2017), full of plot twists, and is an OK finale. It also has Doctor Who Matt Smith as a baddie, briefly, Spiderman's newspaper editor as a helpful cop, and a load of Rotten Tomato reviews to overcome.

I can only assume reviewers got lost in the complex plotting....
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post Jul 7 2015, 09:48 PM
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I wrote a review in a different topic it, I saw it last Friday, I loved the opening scenes, where they re-created the opening scene from the first movie, and a few well know quotes "Bite Me" laugh.gif Pretty much enjoyed it, and now I can wipe out Salvation from my memory, worst ever Terminator movie.
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post Jul 8 2015, 12:23 AM
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QUOTE(Mart!n @ Jul 7 2015, 10:48 PM) *
I can wipe out Salvation from my memory, worst ever Terminator movie.

T3: Rise Of The Machines disagrees with you
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post Jul 8 2015, 11:05 PM
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Merged topics smile.gif

Will see this if I get a chance but I doubt it
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post Nov 11 2015, 11:47 PM
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"Terminator: Genisys" was released in my countryís cinemas the last week of June. It was considered one of the biggest blockbusters of this summer. Firstly, because it is based on the successful movie of the 80s and secondly because it costs a total of $155 million! In "Terminator: Genisys", the imperious Arnold Schwarzenegger returns, who became widely known worldwide as "Terminator" in his 1984 homonymous film! However, the most successful film of the series remains the amazing "Terminator: Judgment Day" which was released in 1991 and it was the most commercial movie that year. Furthermore, it received very positive reviews from experts in the film industry and it won four Golden Statuettes, including Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Makeup.
The new film series initially evolved in 2029, where Human Resistance leader John Connor managed to defeat Skynet. However, the machines, just before their defeat, will send back in time (1984) an advanced Terminator to kill the mother of John Connor, Sarah Connor, so that the future will be changed. Kyle Reese, who is the right hand of John Connor, volunteered to travel back in time to protect Sarah Connor and prevent the design of Skynet. Until here the story is easy to understand and the case is not too different from the original movie. However, the two screenwriters, Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, took care to add many twists and action-packed scenes to the script while they revealed hidden aspects of the main characters. Nevertheless, all that we saw was so confusing that the result of the story lost its substance. "Terminator: Genisys" had stunning visual effects, very loud sound, beautiful photography and elaborate montage! However, everything evolved so quickly, you did not have enough time to understand what was happening in each scene. This was the main drawback of the film since it didnít give you the time to think about the rapidly changing scenario. The director Alan Taylor did a great job in the technical part of the film, but it had as a consequence to outshine the plot. I understand that the producers of Paramount Pictures and the director wanted to turn a new Terminator worthy of the first two films, but itís pointless to do it when its plot was accompanied by a complex scenario. They could have limited the action which constituted 95% of the film, so that the events are explained in the form of narrative or discussion that would bring the protagonists together. This would have as an effect, to make a remarkable film that would respect the first two films and would stand out from the other two sequels. Having said that, how could there be a decent film with this cast? In the role of Sarah Connor was selected the overrated snot of Games of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, and Jason Clarke who interpreted John Connor, wasnít the best choice. Is it possible to propose these specific actors for these amazing roles? They seemed like poor choices for this film and they did not fit at all in the history of the "Terminator".
"Terminator: Genisys" was definitely not a very bad film but I think that it had nothing to offer to the viewers, except for the action and visual effects. Maybe if it had a better cast, the result was not so modest but still could not touch the two original movies with this script. It became clear that the new movie was released in order to make money for the studio. We all know that the inspiration has gone and the producers do not readily take risks in original stories. Though, I will say it again one more time: After the audience prefers to see the same heroes/characters every time, why would the producers stop funding the same script ideas? It's a vicious circle. However, the total receipts of the "Terminator: Genisys" was not very satisfactory in Box Office but it had much better total earnings worldwide ($89.760.000-$350.400.000). Iím convinced that the American audience made a step forward this time, saying "Hasta nunca" (instead Hasta la vista) in the next Terminator. But you never know..
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