Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Terminator Genisys Trailer

True to form, the Terminator franchise just will not die. It’s probably fair to assume that, like us, you’re happy to just ride the wave by now. Terminator and Terminator 2 may never be beaten but it’s been a while since we had a film near worthy of the name. The trailer for the fifth attempt has arrived with Terminator Genisys and, keep it quiet, but we’re secretly optimistic about this one.

The plot for the new instalment has been incredibly secretive but what we can guess from the trailer and what little has been released – Genisys is set in 2029 with a battle-scarred John Connor (played by Rise of the Planet of the Apes star Jason Clarke) taking the role of the leader of the resistance against the machines. He learns of a new threat to SkyNet and launches an attack from both the past and the future.

The action comes to the forefront when Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney – Divergent) volunteers to take the past leg and offers his services to save John’s mother. But this is no ordinary Sarah Connor (played by Game of Thrones star Emelia Clarke). Sarah lost her parents to a Terminator attack and was raised by an aging version of Arnie’s T-800. Kyle is going to need Sarah’s help when an new version of the metal-morpher T-1000 threatens his life. Not forgetting the most exciting part of all, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and he’s shooting his younger self.

Confused? We are a little too. But at least the plot looks thought-about and appears to be closely linked to the original two Terminators. That can only be a good thing. The referencing doesn’t stop there with shameless attempts at nostalgia with “come with me if you want to live” and Arnie delivering, “I’ll be back”. While it might feel a little cheap, it’s guaranteed to raise a smile.

The action looks fantastic and it’s been a while since Arnie made a real hit. We’re encouraged. Terminator Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor and will also star former Doctor Who Matt Smith. It’s due for release in the US on the 1st July next year and over here in the UK on the 3rd July. Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts.




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