Terminator Genisys

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He is back! Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his famous role in the continuation of the Terminator franchise started over thirty years ago. In the new movie, Terminator Genisys, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 by the leader of the human rebellion against the robots, John Connor (Jason Clarke). The purpose? To save John’s mother (Sara Connor, (Emilia Clarke), from being killed by a terminator, and to stop Skynet, so John could be born and the human resistance would still exist. Confusing, right?

Kyle discovers that Connor’s mother is already in the capable hands of Pops (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a terminator turned good; and to his surprise, she already knows about Skynet’s desire to link the military with highly intelligent computers and the inevitable Judgement Day, the day when robots become self aware and try to destroy the human race. This was not his original mission or what he expected, and it turns all the previous terminator movies on their heads. Then, a new mission comes to Kyle through his dreams: they decide to travel to 2017 to stop Skynet when it begins its attack through a software program called Genisys, that will link every aspect of people’s lives with technology. So, Kyle and Sara time travel to 2017, while Arnold stays behind, and takes “the long way” to prepare for their arrival…

Terminator Genisys was an overall outstanding movie, although, it will be confusing for somebody who hasn’t seen the original movie. A recurring message that I found throughout the movie was that in modern times, we are way too connected to our cell phones, and our technology. This movie is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, and gunplay throughout, partial nudity, and brief strong language.