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Terminator Genisys

Two time travelers attempt to stop the end of the world.

 

United States
2015
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Robot Film
Doppelganger Film
Relative: 
Offspring
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Crash
Explosion
Extinction
Paradox
War
Dimensional: 
Time Traveler
Fluids: 
Liquid Metal
Robot: 
Android
War Robot
Artificial Intelligence
7.04
The time of your life!
8
6
8
8
4
4
2
Performances
Pace
Effects
In this fifth installment of the Terminator franchise, we revisit many events included or alluded to in the previous films. Namely, a scene from the original 1984 Terminator is re-interpreted and turned upside down with a surprising twist. In this version of the past, three robots, including a T-1000, battle for the fate of humanity. These moments are tense and big on special effects.
The visuals are photorealistic and extremely immersing. We meet a variety of robots. Most are overcome using creative tactics with stunning composited imagery. Various versions of Schwarzenegger’s cyborg prototype are presented to us; some young and some older. CG is brilliantly used to create this illusion. We learned that the T-800’s skin ages so we accept Schwarzenegger's various looks.
Expect good character chemistry, especially when considering the different timelines we travel in. The actors do an excellent job of giving life to extraordinary characters. Genisys ties loose ends left behind by the previous films and uses them to garnish its own plot. The action sequences are, as always, the main attraction. This movie will, without a doubt, get your heart pumping!
Alternate Titles: 
Terminator: Genesis
Terminator 5
Terminator Part 5
Terminator V
Terminator Part V
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