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Terminator Genisys (2015)



Critic Consensus: Mired in its muddled mythology, Terminator: Genisys is a lurching retread that lacks the thematic depth, conceptual intelligence, or visual thrills that launched this once-mighty franchise.

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James Cameron's sci-fi classic gets rebooted in this Paramount production designed as the first installment in a new trilogy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Emilia Clarke
as Sarah Connor
Jason Clarke
as John Connor
Jai Courtney
as Kyle Reese
Arnold Schwarzenegger
as The Terminator, Terminator
J.K. Simmons
as Detective O'Brien
Dayo Okeniyi
as Danny Dyson
Michael Gladis
as Lieutenant Matias
Sandrine Holt
as Detective Cheung
Courtney B. Vance
as Miles Dyson
Wayne Bastrup
as Young O'Brien
Gregory Alan Williams
as Detective Harding
Otto Sanchez
as Detective Timmons
Matty Ferraro
as Agent Janssen
Griff Furst
as Agent Burke
Ian Etheridge
as Skynet - 10 Years Old
Nolan Gross
as Skynet - 12/14 Years Old
Seth Meriwether
as Skynet - 18 Years Old
Kerry Cahill
as Lt. Whitley
Mark Adam
as Kyle's Dad
Kerry O'Malley
as Kyle's Mom
Willa Taylor
as Young Sarah
James Moses Black
as Security Guard #1
Terry Dale Parks
as Security Guard #2
Brandon Stacy
as Uniform Cop
Brett Azar
as Guardian - Young/Terminator T-800
Joshua Mikel
as Angry Driver
Luke Sexton
as Punk #3
Aaron V. Williamson
as Refugee/Terminator
Tony Donno
as Hospital Security Guard
Ernest Wells
as Garbage Man
Larry E. Lundy Jr.
as Hero Guerria
Ross P. Cook
as Soldier #1
Moses Munoz
as Soldier #2
Lisa McRee
as Chat Show Host
Seth Carr
as Young Boy
Bryant Prince
as Young Kyle
Douglas Smith
as Young John Connor
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Part of what makes Terminator Genisys so pitiful as an evening out is that all the actors do over and over again is tell us why they're in a particular scene and why the movie exists.

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Of course the special effects are more impressive than ever. But nearly every curveball offered up in this new parallel-universe version of the Terminator world isn't as interesting or as original as the timeline we loved in the first place.

July 3, 2015 | Rating: 2.0

Terminator: Genisys, however, has none of the stakes, and none of the moral preoccupations, of its predecessors.

July 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Arnie's Arnie - and for some of us that's enough. He's back.

July 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Terminator Genisys" is the first fully worthy successor to Cameron's original films and it shows Arnold may be old, but he's not obsolete.

July 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

As ill-conceived as it is ill-spelt, Terminator Genisys fires a rocket-propelled grenade into its own franchise.

July 2, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Terminator Genisys


The beginning is actually quite strong and promising. You can blame the film for trying to check as many boxes for the fans as possible and to get lost in the complexity of the time travel paradoxes. But the action is great, there a few hilarious moments and the result is thoroughly entertaining. Sure, some decisions do not seem to be in favor of the franchise history (and were spoiled in trailers and posters at that), but it's certainly not worse a stain on it than anything that came after the masterpiece that was T2. I expected much worse.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

This dreadful sequel has an ambitious premise but tries so hard to be intricate and surprising that it only grows more and more stupid with a horrible dialogue full of exposition, laughable plot incoherencies, awful attempts at humor and brainless action scenes that never seem to end.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

While it's good to see Schwarzenegger back in his signature role, "Genisys" is senseless. There's really no compelling reason to rewrite the Terminator history and "Genisys" does little to convince you that there is. This reboot feels a bit disparate and is quite unnecessary.

Tony Gandía
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

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