Film Review – TERMINATOR GENISYS (2015)

Terminator Genisys (2015; USA; Fotokem; 126m) ∗∗∗  d. Alan Taylor; w. Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier; ph. Kramer Morgenthau; m. Lorne Balfe.  Cast: Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Lee Byung-Hun, Matt Smith, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, Natalie Stephany Aguilar, Teri Wyble, Brett Azar, Starlette Miariaunii, Nolan Gross. John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be. Muddled temporal action thriller relies on series mythology and Arnie’s screen presence to get past some lazy scripting, which lacks the intelligence of earlier entries, and confusing time travel plot. Action sequences are impressive but the viewer ultimately becomes desensitised to the whole thing. Also shot in 3-D. [12]