Thursday, 23 July 2015

Terminator: Genisys

It was a group outing to Bexleyheath tonight as Toni, Sam, Jamie, Aaron and I went out for the evening. We started off in Bella Italia which have started doing an awesome range of gluten free options. Suitably stuffed we then rolled into Cineworld to see Terminator: Genisys.

It's the usual sort of Terminator plot... When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission: reset the future.

I had high hopes for this one I was was needing to wash away the bad taste of Rise Of The Machines and the less than great Terminator: Salvation. The return of Arnie gave some confidence that things would be OK. I wasn't disappointed. It was larger than life, it was great fun, Arnie was his usual wooden self with some of the classic one liners that we have learned to know and love. There were big visuals and a new twist on the whole Skynet thing. Big thumbs up!

This was another film where leaving at the end was a mistake. There might have only been a ten second clip but it makes things clear that they will be back! This is the first of a trilogy of new Terminator films apparently and they started pretty strong to take it forwards.
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