It’s fair to say that the reactions to Terminator: Genisys have not been overwhelmingly positive. The initial badly photoshopped images were the first indication, and then subsequent trailer did the movie no favours. But, if these two non-spoiler script reviews from Arnoldfans.com are to be believed, the film might be better than we think.
“I think the best way to describe Terminator Genisys is three action packed movies in one,” writes ‘Greg’. “First of all, we finally get to see the Future Wars. Where John Connor, Kyle Reese and resistance take on Skynet. This is something that Terminator fans have wanted to see since James Cameron gave them a preview of it in the first film. So I don’t think fans will be disappointed with this portion of the movie at all! In the script the future war is 18 pages. So I would say around 20 minutes give or take. So it’s probably 10-15 minutes of action and then the set up with Reese going back to 1984. The movie should be slightly over 2 hours(script is 130 pages). So the breakdown will probably be about 20 minutes Future Wars, 40 minutes 1984 and 1 hour for (*date removed for spoiler) portion of the movie.”
“As action packed and exciting as the first two portions of the movie are, the third portion of the movie has even more non-stop big explosive action with tons of destruction and surprises,” he adds.
“For me personally, since I loved the first two Terminator movies so much, I’m not sure it will beat the classics but we shall see,” he concludes. “If you go into this movie with a open mind and willing to accept some changes, this should be an action-packed thrill ride that rivals any recent summer blockbuster.”
Another reviewer by the name of ‘Jay’ says, “long time Terminator fans should be pleased to see some classic scenes recreated with a Back To The Future twist, meaning things don’t pan out like the original movie; this is good for the nostalgia feel.”
“Some of the dialogue wasn’t the best but there may have been a revised script,” he admits. “The “pops” talk and T-800 watching sesame street stuff has been over exaggerated. It all makes sense when reading it and no doubt if anyone heard about Arnold being called Uncle Bob, swearing not to kill anyone and learning to say ‘No Problemo’ back in the day when T2 was looming, fans would have been crying about that too.”