The first time I watched Terminator Genisys I wondered why everyone was so upset. It wasn’t great by any stretch but I found it entertaining enough overall. At the time the wave of negativity was so high that I made a real point to try and look over it.
I’ve seen it again now, and despite still finding it an easy enough watch, a lot of questions popped into my head. Why didn’t they just do this? Why did so and so do that? Why did they steal a bus when you could have taken literally anything else and it be faster?
‘Wibbily wobbly timey wimey’ proves an apt description of the plot. Arnold can still just about pull off his signature role; whilst Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke aren’t quite the disastrous charisma free zone I was led to believe.
Despite some thrills and nostalgia it smells of being thrown together. We now know that Genisys won’t be part one of it’s proposed trilogy and that’s probably for the best, as the sequels looked like they’d be more for clarification rather than continuation.