A new featurette has been released for the upcoming 5th entry in the Terminator franchise, Terminator Genisys. While the one released a few days ago centered on series creator James Cameron singing the film's praise (which I'm still shocked about and you can view here), this one details Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 character, or 'Guardian/Pops' as he's referred too:
As a lifelong, die-hard Terminator fan, I am still very much on the fence about this movie, deciding if I should jump in or bail the heck out. While the visuals from the footage seen do look great along with some of the casting being spot-on (Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor), I'm not sure what to make of the the whole Back to the Future Part II twist on the first two films to create this one.
I like how the filmmakers involved are trying to honor the beloved The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, I'm just wary of them tarnishing the story from both those films by completely messing with that timeline. But as they say, that's Hollywood for you.
One last thing, why has there been no footage shown of Matt Smith in this movie? You know, everyone's favorite Doctor Who who (no pun intended) hasn't been seen in any trailers or TV spots for this film. I remember last year when he was announced to be joining the cast, the studio never announced who he was playing and besides that awful Entertainment Weekly photoshoot the actors did last fall (see below), Mr. Smith has been nowhere to be found. I'm just surprised since the guy has a loyal following of fans who would be eager to see him in this movie if they actually knew he was in it. Maybe he's playing a surprise character and they're trying to keep it secret until the film's released? WHO knows (pun intended).
Regardless, I very likely will be seeing Terminator Genisys opening weekend, I just hope it isn't a disappointment.
The film opens Wednesday, July 1st starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Byung-hun Lee, J.K. Simmons and Matt Smith.
Source: Paramount Pictures/Skydance Productions