Oh boy, this is gonna be a slaughter… The Terminator franchise attempted “reboot-quel” was supposed to be the blockbuster event of the summer. Terminator Genisys made decent money, but was critically slammed, and fans seemed more annoyed than ecstatic at having Arnold back in the fray. The Screen Junkies crew hit the right notes right away in this latest edition of Honest Trailers, rating the video “S” for Spoilers… unlike the actual trailer which gave away the only important plot point in the whole movie… that John Connor was actually a Terminator! No I didn’t ruin that for you… that was really in the trailer.
Terminator Genisys was supposed to be the film to help revive the franchise into the mega-blockbuster one that it was known for. But nearly three weeks after its release, the film continues to struggle at the domestic box office, and is only faring well overseas. The fifth installment in the franchise has grossed $278 million at the box office. But when taking into account the $155 million production budget, and the promotional budget, it would seem that Terminator Genisys is just another disaster for the franchise and the studio.
Paramount has scheduled two Terminator sequels to be released in 2017 and 2018, but there is a new report saying that the future of the franchise is uncertain. More on the story below.
Terminator Genisys hit theaters last week, and while some people greatly disliked the new movie, director James Cameron — who helmed the first two films of the popular franchise — reportedly gave the fifth feature in The Terminator film series his stamp of approval.
With the recent release of Genisys, the folks over at the JoBlo Network have put together a 10-minute video look back at the history of The Terminator film franchise that includes scenes from all five films, as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes footage mainly from the first two installments, focusing on the outstanding special effects. Watch the video here below.
He’s back and oh hey there is now two of them! In Terminator Genisys, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the Terminator sent to kill Sarah Connor and the one meant to save her. In this reboot, we tune into an alternate timeline in which he gets sent to raise Sarah Connor and prepare her for the future. On the press trip for Terminator: Genisys, the actor and former governator of California talked about what sold him on this new chapter of the franchise he started, his approach to multiple hims, getting older, and technology evolving
Terminator Genisys Director: Alan Taylor
Screenwriters: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun, Matt Smith, J. K. Simmons Paramount Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 119 Minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2015
“Hasta la vista…”
Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), Terminator Genisys is the fifth film in the Terminator series. It’s also the franchise’s nadir — just in case you thought it couldn’t get any worse than Jonathan Mostow’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) or McG’s Terminator Salvation (2009).
In the year 2029, John Connor (Jason Clarke) leads the human resistance against the machines. Here’s the thing about this franchise that boggles my mind: why do studios and screenwriters insist on making this goddamn series about Future John Connorâ„¢?