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Terminator Genisys: Review

Arnie is back! Terminator Genisys sees the fifth instalment of the much enjoy sci-fi action movie series. These films have broken ground over the past few decades with their innovative effects, and have been loved by audiences around the globe.

Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his famous role as The Terminator, along with newcomers to the series Jason Clarke (John Conner), Emilia Clarke (Sarah Conner) and Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese).

Terminator Genisys is no different. In fact, it brings with it the excitement of watching the original films for the first time, and marvelling at the animatronics of The Terminator, or the liquid metal antagonist in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Once again, John Conner, leader of the resistance, and man’s last hope against Skynet and the machines, sends one of his most trusted soldiers, Kyle Reese, back in time, to 1984, to protect John’s mother Sarah. However, this time, things are not as they seem.

Amidst all the action and effects, there is a decent story, not to mention some humour to lighten the mood. Watch out for a cameo by another well known time traveller.

Terminator Genisys is easily the best of the series so far. If you take in to account the age of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, you could view them as equals for their respective times. Rumour has it that the studio has already greenlit two sequels, to be completed and released before the licence for the franchise reverts back to James Cameron in 2019 (unless someone invents a time displacement field before then).

This is certainly an entertaining film. It’s fun, exciting, and has everything you’d want to escape into another world for a few hours. Even the plot will leave you guessing, as you no sooner feel you know exactly what is going to happen next, when the possibilities of time travel, and alternate timelines come in to play, and your guess is hopelessly wrong.

This is a fun, action packed ride through time, in the war against the machines. The film opens 3 July 2015 in South Africa, and is sure to take the box office by storm.

Terminator Genisys Blu-Ray review, by SAMDB

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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