Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Terminator: Genisys

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Terminator: Genisys – Opening July 1, 2015

I was nearly positive that I had already written about this trailer in a previous edition of this feature. It seems that I hadn’t, and I definitely have a lot to say about the trailer, particularly the newest one which fills in one major important detail about the film’s plot. If there’s one thing I love more than time travel, it’s alternate realities, and the notion that so many Terminator films have produced so many different timelines is absolutely terrific. This trailer makes a purposeful revision of a scene we all know – “Come with me if you want to live” – but changes the speaker so that it’s Sarah Connor welcoming a confused Kyle Reese to a place very much unlike the past he thought he was being sent back to change. His governating days are over, and so now Arnold Schwarzenegger is back full-time to acting in the role that made him famous, and he’s cut his work cut out for him here, playing a range of different characters, including the young Terminator he debuted in 1984 and a gray-haired version who is bad-ass enough to jump out of a helicopter to save the day. What I didn’t realize in the first trailer is that John Connor plays a big part in this film, and that’s because he’s been modified so that he too is a Terminator of sorts. I like the casting of two unrelated Clarkes, both not actually American, familiar for their TV work above all else. Emilia Clarke is Daenerys on “Game of Thrones,” and this kind of action role may be good for her. I’m more excited about Jason Clarke, from “Brotherhood” and “The Chicago Code,” playing John. More than anything, this should be a fun blockbuster that may not be as mindless as many expect it to.

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