The Terminator Genisys marketing machine has kicked into overdrive with Paramount releasing new featurettes, a clip, and new TV spots for the upcoming film. In the latest installment in the franchise, Terminators are once again sent back to kill Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) with Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) coming to the past to protect her, but there are some new twists. One of the killer Terminators sports a familiar face, and one of Sarah’s protectors has been at the job for a while.
My interest is really piqued at this point, which I didn’t think would be the case six months ago. At the very least, it looks like everyone is trying really hard to do something new with the franchise while keeping its soul—Arnold Schwarzenegger—a vital part of the proceedings. Or it could just be a mashup of the best parts—hero Terminator, badass Sarah Connor, and a more dangerous terminator—twisted into an odd reboot of the series. Hopefully, it works.
Check out the new Terminator Genisys featurettes, clip, and TV spots below. Also, if you didn’t see it earlier today, definitely watch this video of Schwarzenegger pranking people. The film opens in 3D on July 1st and and stars Jason Clarke, Byung-hun Lee, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith, Dayo Okeniyi, and Courtney B. Vance.
Via The Playlist.
Here’s the official synopsis for Terminator: Genisys:
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…