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Entertainment Weekly gives 1st look at “Terminator: Genisys”

Entertainment Weekly gives 1st look at “Terminator: Genisys”


“Terminator: Genisys” is front and center on not one, but two collector’s edition covers of “Entertainment Weekly.”

“I’ll Be back.”

This isn’t another installment in the growing “Terminator” universe, but it isn’t exactly a reboot either. Essentially, the studios are trying to salvage a once bankable brand that has fallen by the wayside in recent years due to lack luster attempts such as “Terminator 3” and the more recent Christian Bale led “Terminator: Salvation.”

According to the story by Entertainement Weekly:

[Sarah Connor] was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls “Pops”—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.


“Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen,” says Ellison. “But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.”

“Terminator: Genisys” will feature some A-List up and coming actors such as, a personal favorite,  Jai Courtney (“Jack Reacher”) as Kyle Resse and Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) as Sarah Connor.

If you ask me, this is not a brand that can be resurrected with a big name actor or an astronomical special effects budget. If “Terminator: Genisys” is meant to be a success they need to re-design the story and apply it to today’s world. To pay homage to the James Cameron films is great, but they were set 20-30 years ago. Given the technological advancement of our society, the writers need to be able to walk a fine line to pay tribute without falling victim to antiquated themes and visuals.

“Terminator: Genisys” is currently slated to release in July of 2015.

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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