Hello everyone and welcome to another movie thread! Today I'll be writing about the movie 'Terminator: Genisys'. I post this for your and my entertainment while playing KaW. Please let me know if you are going to see it and why you like or dislike this movie. Opinions are apreciated! If you don't feel like commenting, enjoy the read anyway! Length: 126 minutes Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller Budget: 155 million US dollars Directed by: Alan Taylor Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons Terminator: Genisys Synopsis In Terminator: Genisys John Connor (Clarke), the leader of the human resistance, sends Sergeant Kyle Reese (Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Clarke) and to secure the future. Due to an unexpected event Sergeant Reese suddenly finds himself into a new and unknown version of the past. Here he finds new allies, including The Guardian (Schwarzenegger). With his new mission: Resetting the future, he comes face to face with dangerous enemies who will make sure there's plenty of action to enjoy. The franchise The Terminator franchise was launched in 1984. The first film was such a success that director James Cameron and starring actor Arnold Schwarzenegger were immediately big stars in Hollywood. The sequel, released in 1991 and also directed by James Cameron, was received even better and boasted good hope for the future. After that, however, it took until 2003 before a new film was released, a third part with the illustrious subtitle Rise of the Machines. The film by Jonathan Mostow was fairly well received, but for various reasons there was no fourth sequel. Instead, with Terminator: Salvation another attempt was made to resurrect the franchise. That film, which starred Christian Bale, was unfortunately not so very well received so they did not launch a trilogy as they had in mind. Now it is the turn of Terminator: Genisys to be launching a trilogy, which are planned to be further released in 2017 and 2018. First reactions The first reactions of Terminator: Genisys are not overly positive. Film Critics agree that the film is not too good, at least compared to the first movies. The film is a shaky new version of what the mythology of the franchise should be, but the "thematic depth, conceptual intelligence and visual splendor" of the original films seem to miss, according to the critics. box office performance Negative critics or not, it would appear that the movie is going to do just fine at the international box office. The opening weekend in the US accounted for $28.7 million, but due to premieres, the film already is at $44.1 million dollars. Maybe not the best opening in the history of the franchise, but good enough to continue with a trilogy. In other countries, the film brought in $85.5 million, bringing the total merit after one week at $129.6 million. Not too bad. The expectation is that the film in the US will come out on about 107 to 120 million dollars. To actually get to that number will depend on how the movie will be received by the people. If people are very negative about the film, that opportunity will be shrinking considerably. Worldwide, they anticipate revenue in between 400 and 500 million dollars. Trivia • There has been a green light for two sequels, because the rights to the franchise will go back to James Cameron in 2019. • The same James Cameron said this film is considered to be officially the third film in the franchise. • Jason Clarke is the fifth actor who plays John Connor. Untill I did my research about this movie I had no idea what to expect of it. My first thought to be honest was, Arnold must be like 146 years old now so how is he going to look 'cool' again. But from what I've seen so far they have done a pretty good job! Lots of classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action and humor. I'm not afraid to say I'm a movie geek and I'm a fan of a huge amount of movies but the Terminator franchise is definitaly one of them. I hope you enjoyed reading my review of 'Terminator: Genisys'. I used some of the information from a website in my country. I look forward to reading your opinions about this movie. Have a great day!