‘Terminator: Genisys’ Falls Short of Expectations

Adaliah Collins, Reporter

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The sequel to the “Terminator” franchise has fans, new and old, lining up at the theater doors since July 1, 2015. The new installment brought in only $27.97 million after two weeks of its debut.

The “Terminator” franchise made its way back to movie theaters in July 2015. 

While this movie was interesting at times, it wasn’t as intriguing as the previous installments. The film starts with an introduction to the rise of Skynet, and John Connor’s plan is to stop it by sending his ally, Kyle Reese, back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Connor, from a Terminator sent to kill her. Unexpected events cross John’s path, creating another timeline. With the help of the new and improved Sarah, they set out to change the future. 

Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the film which lured in old fans, the film fell short, bringing in only $27.97 million within the first two weeks of its release. I found the altered timeline concept quite confusing. I wasn’t sure if it was a sequel or a reboot, leaving me clueless half of the film. 

Personally, I enjoyed seeing Schwarzenegger return, but Genisys did not measure up to the previous installments. They could have improved the film by hiring better actors. In certain scenes, I couldn’t help but laugh because the acting wasn’t as intriguing as it could have been. I wouldn’t recommend seeing it, unless you have spare time on your hands.