Terminator Genisys

After the last lackluster outing (Terminator Salvation) in this groundbreaking science-fiction adventure series (with its first two installments helmed by James Cameron, which explains the early success), the producing powers that be tapped Alan T

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'Terminator Genisys'

After the last lackluster outing (Terminator Salvation) in this groundbreaking science-fiction adventure series (with its first two installments helmed by James Cameron, which explains the early success), the producing powers that be tapped Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) to return the franchise to some semblance of its past glory. The script, from Laeta Kalogridis (producer and writer of Avatar and Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Dracula 2000 and Drive Angry), seeks to reboot and reimagine the starting point. Future messiah John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to the past to protect his mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke), but when he arrives, it is Sarah and her terminating partner (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who wind up saving him. There’s lots of talk about alternative timelines and such, but the trick here is that Genisys promises glimpses of the past remixed and replayed beyond recognition. (Now in theaters) (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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