Jurassic World got Steven Spielberg‘s seal of approval and now James Cameron is doing the same for Terminator: Genisys. A new featurette for the film just surfaced in which Cameron recalls seeing the full feature at an early screening. Not only does he dub Genisys a “renaissance” and say that it reinvigorates the franchise, but he also calls it “the third film” of the series, even though it’s really the fifth.
Terminator: Genisys is somewhere near the bottom of my “most anticipated of summer 2015” list, but hearing Cameron vouch for it does make me think it could be better than the promotional campaign suggests. A piece like this does feel a bit like a marketing ploy, but Cameron didn’t do this for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines or Terminator Salvation, so perhaps Genisys really is a standout installment.
Check out the new Terminator: Genisys featurette below. The film stars Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance and J.K. Simmons. Terminator: Genisys opens in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on July 1st.
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…