So I was about to go to my bed earlier, when I saw Netflix had Terminator: Genisys up. I rather wanted to see this but ended up not seeing it at the cinema and forgot about it.
Not a bad film. Probably the 3rd best in the series*. As for this film, I liked the somewhat fresh take, though their time travel shenanigans was a bit nonsensical (somehow moreso than you'd expect for made up science). Arnie was pretty good. Of the 3 main actors... he was the best. I feel like the two other mains were just signed for being handsome face six pack man and pretty face boobs woman. Mileage may vary on that. My friend recently raved to me about how good Matt Smith was in this film. He's in it for about a minute. I have a huge soft spot for Smith due to his time on Doctor Who, but I fail to see how the role he had had the content or the screentime to really make any impression. The way my pal spoke about it, I expected Smith to be hugely involved. Also, they are talking to Skynet before anyone gets nuked. They don't try and even ask about a potential peace? After all, Skynet simply knows that the humans are coming to kill it according to what it's told and the events that transpire. Humans agree not to kill it, surely Skynet has no real yearning to destroy humanity? Not really a subplot you want in your explode-y action movie, but to some degree I do end up thinking that the humans are the dicks. Then again, might well have killed the pacing entirely. Also, not an MRI technician but I did love that the MRI had a huge start stop button (stop button I can fully understand) and an analogue knob to turn it up! Maybe that is how they do work in hospitals, but seemed off to me.
Of course, every single Terminator film suffers in comparison to the rest of the series due to the sheer and utter brilliance that was T2. T2, imo, is quite probably the best action film I've seen. Arnie at his best, huge action sequences, a plot that wasn't all that convoluted. Damn, T2 is f***ing great. Wish T2 was on Netflix as my old DVD of it is at my parents house from when I still lived with them.
* - T2, Terminator, Genisys, Salvation, 3 (only saw Salvation and 3 once though)