Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

Have you ever experienced a deja vu? Or have you ever been spoiled by a movie trailer?  Well, if you haven’t, this movie will give you the opportunity to do so. The movie follows Kyle Reece (Jai Courtney) going back from 2029 to 1984 in order to save Sarah O’Connor. However, it turns out she already knows about the terminators and, at the age of nine, has been saved by chwarzenegger’s Pops and the convoluted plot starts tangling Now, you had seen the trailer a couple of times, like me, you know how things play out and it turned out I was almost right. The reveals are not as unexpected as the makers might have hoped it to be. Even so, I actually enjoyed watching the film. Yes, I rolled my eyes a lot of times due to the silliness of the film. The enormous amount of exposition is cringe-worthy; it’s unbearable at times.  What do I mean with deja vu?  Well,  most of the actions scenes, which although being quite a few, felt generic and done before. The overreliance of CGI does not help either. Speaking of which, it was impressive at moments, but those moments are few and far between. However, some of the slow-motion scenes were quite good. Despite its weaknesses, the reboot has some tricks up its sleeve. For instance, there are a lot of comedic moments and jokes that indeed land. The whole theater busted out laughing an impressive number of times. Another strong aspect at the movie is the acting. Everyone does their job extremely well. I was impressed the most by Jay Courtni; he exceeded my expectations. There is no need to talk about Emilia Clarke or Arnold — they are as stellar as you can expect them to be. As any film, Terminator: Genisys has its flaws, but it’s one of those good popcorn-flicks where you can turn off your brain for two hours and simply enjoy the ride. Watching it in 4DX, IMAX or PLF(Premium Large Format) will only enhance the experience.

Rating: 7 out of 10 stars.

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