Terminator Genisys review

Lets face it: You’re probably not very excited about the new Terminator movie. And why should you be? The last two films were varying levels of bad, and this one doesn’t look much better. The marketing focuses on a much older-looking Arnold Schwarzenegger, who seems to be regurgitating catch phrases from decades past for what might seem to be nothing more than a paycheck. And maybe that works in Terminator Genisys‘ favor, as it is much easier to beat expectations when they are low.

I was pleasantly surprised by Terminator Genisys, and I think you will be too. So here is my (virtually) spoiler free Terminator Genisys reaction, giving you my thoughts and observations about the latest installment in the Terminator franchise. Read my Terminator Genisys review after the jump.

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Terminator Genisys

Five character posters for Alan Taylor‘s Terminator Genisys have just hit the web and they are so metal. Not “metal” in that rocking, awesome way though. I mean literally. Four of the five feature either a terminator, or a piece of a terminator, suggesting the July 1 release is going to be very, very heavy on the metal-to-metal action. Plus, we get to learn the name of the next evolution of Terminator tech. There was the T-800, the T-1000, everyone forgets about the T-X, but now we have the T-3000. Check out all the Terminator Genisys cast character posters below. Read More »

Terminator Genisys

Everyone’s favorite time-hopping robots and resistance fighters are back in the latest Terminator Genisys trailer. Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke is her son John Connor, and Jai Courtney is his dad Kyle Reese. Which I guess makes the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) John’s adopted grandfather, sort of, since he’s Sarah’s guardian.

It all adds up to a pretty unconventional family, but a family all the same. And like all families, they tend to bicker when they get together. It’s just that their infighting has vast repercussions for the decades-long battle against sentient killer machines. Watch the Terminator Genisys trailer after the jump.

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Suicide Squad comic

For fans looking forward to Suicide Squad, you have to follow the film’s writer/director David Ayer on Twitter. The guy loves dropping great teases from the set and production of the film and his latest is the best yet. Production starts very soon on the DC Comics film, scheduled for release August 5, 2016, and Ayer posted a photo from the table read.

In the photo are Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis and others. Noticeably absent is Jared Leto, who plays the Joker. Check out the Suicide Squad cast image below, which includes a few new faces too like Adam Beach and Ike Barinholtz.

UPDATE: We now know who Beach and Barinholtz are playing, as well as the new Deathstroke. Read More »

Terminator Genisys

In July I visited the set of Terminator: Genisysyou can hear what I learned while on set here. While on set, we talked to the cast and crew of the new film. Over the next few days we’ll be running transcripts of these on set interviews. Wednesday we posted our interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger who again plays a T-800 in the new film. On Thursday we brought you our interview with Jason Clarke, who plays John Connor and director Alan Taylor. our final interview from the set visit, a talk with Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney who play Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese in the newest installment of the Terminator franchise. Read the full Emilia Clarke Jai Courtney Terminator Genisys interview after the jump.

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Terminator Genisys set visit

On July 11th 2014, I traveled to New Orleans to visit the set of Terminator Genisys, the fifth installment of the Terminator film franchise. My visit to the set of McG‘s Terminator Salvation four years prior couldn’t have been more different than my experience on the latest installment.

Salvation director McG had talked up Jonathan Nolan’s script (right on the heels of The Dark Knight‘s release). He showed us a ton of practical creations designed by Stan Winston’s Legacy Effects; we explored gritty lived in sets made out of dilapidated buildings in Albuquerque, saw a room of cool concept art, and we watched Christian Bale film a “should have been” iconic scene. But of course, it wasn’t a remembered moment — because the film was widely panned by critics and fans alike.

On the other hand, my visit to the Terminator Genisys set could not have been more the opposite: the sound stages were lined wall to wall with giant green screens, we saw no endoskeletons, and we saw no animatronic puppets. Instead we watched Arnold Schwarzenegger walk across the set for a “walk and talk” scene late in the film. Instead of a full on-assault to convince us this was going to be cool, we were met with a low-key, more confident and assured presentation from everyone involved.

We know how Terminator Salvation turned out; will this be any different? I’ll be completely honest, I was way more impressed with what I saw on the set of Terminator Salvation, but that might be because the crew of Terminator Genisys seemed much more guarded — their plan not only involved this film, but a trilogy of movies. Despite being very cagey with details, all of the people we talked to seemed much more confident this time around. What I can tell you is what I learned while on set. Read out Terminator Genisys set visit after the jump.

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Terminator Genisys Photos

This morning, Paramount Pictures released the first teaser trailer for Alan Taylor‘s Terminator GenisysYou can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the first Terminator Genisys trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one image at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. I’ve also taken the time to compare some of the events in the new film side by side with moments in James Cameron‘s original The Terminator. Hit the jump to see the Terminator Genisys photos now.

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Terminator Genisys Trailer

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Alan Taylor‘s Terminator: Genisys, which acts as a reboot of the Terminator series, and a sequel to the existing films, and possibly the first film in a new trilogy. Watch the Terminator Genisys trailer embedded after the jump.

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