Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese weapon up.

Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney Terminator Genisys

 

Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney Terminator Genisys

Sarah explains to Kyle that the T-800 series Terminator that was sent back from the year 2029 was already killed.
Emilia Clarke – Sarah Connor Terminator Genisys

We see a shot of Griffith Park Observatory in the Los Angeles hills.

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This is also the setting of the first act of the first film where Arnold’s T-800 appears:

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But instead of a 80’s punk street gang waiting for the T-800 we see Arnold Schwarzenegger as an older, more grisly looking, hooded T-800. He reveals “I’ve been waiting for you”. The reveal here is that another T-800 has been sent back prior to the events of The Terminator, completely changing the timeline.

Arnold Schwarzenegger  Terminator Genisys

Arnold Schwarzenegger  Terminator Genisys

Arnold Schwarzenegger  Terminator Genisys

We flash back a bit to a shot of the young T-800 from The Terminator which had just appeared at Griffith Park Observatory.

Arnold Schwarzenegger  Terminator Genisys

This is the same shot from James Cameron’s original film The Terminator.

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The older T-800, who was referred to as The Guardian in the script and behind the scenes, blows away the T-800 from The Terminator. I’m guessing that the older T-800 actually fights The Terminator T-800 in another shot as the location of his time dispersement is not the same as the original film. Where The Guardian is walking towards is where the original Terminator encountered the punk street gang, so I’m guessing Paramount used the above shot instead because it looked better even though its not the place the Terminator vs. Terminator fight sequence happens.

Arnold Schwarzenegger  Terminator Genisys

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger  Terminator Genisys

The T-1000 jumps through the window of a warehouse.

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Sarah Connor takes aim.

Emilia Clarke – Sarah Connor Terminator Genisys

The T-1000 rips off a piece of himself shaped like a spike and throws it in the air.

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And then throws it like a javelin.

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We see an explosion in a lab. Could this be Cyberdine or Skynet?

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Sarah, Kyle and the T-800 exit a roof top door in a major city, likely San Francisco.

Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney Terminator Genisys

 

Pull the switch. But what is it for?

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We see a second of the time displacement machines turn on.

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“The time John sent you to no longer exists… everything’s changed!” We see a shot of The Guardian version of the T-800 walking off with a very young Sarah Connor, likely just after having saved her life as a child.

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young sarah connor terminator Genisys

T-800 looks at his cybernetic arm as rain pours down in the background.

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