Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
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.
After you watch the Terminator Genisys teaser trailer, please check out our Terminator Genisys photo post where we over analyze the trailer shot by shot, providing insight, backstory and even side by side comparisons from James Cameron’s original film The Terminator.
The trailer begins in future 2029, and we get a look at post apocalyptic Los Angeles intercut with Jason Clarke as John Connor giving an inspiring speech to his group of resistant fighters staring at an end of the world scenario. John Conner’s second in command, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), offers to go back in time to protect John’s mother Sarah Conner from Terminators sent back by Skynet. This all isn’t much different than the beginning of James Cameron‘s original 1984 film The Terminator, albeit this retelling has much bigger special effects.
But once back in time in the year 1984, things get… different.
First we see a T-1000, then Sarah Connor (played this time by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke) makes the save, giving a delivery of the popular franchise catchphrase “some with me if you want to live!” And then the realization that the T-800 from the original Terminator has already been destroyed, thanks to an older looking T-800 (again played by Arnold Schwarzenegger). What has happened to cause this divergent timeline?
Its hard to get super excited about a franchise which has disappointed many people the last couple times at bat, but as a time travel fanatic, I really dig the whole idea of the divergent timeline and everything we’ve already experienced being different yet familiar. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.