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TERMINATOR GENISYS (2015) – My rating: 8/10

TerminatorGenisysWhat a pleasant surprise!  Usually, a movie over done this many times sucks.  Terminator Genisys was really good, even with a visibly older Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turns 68 the end of this month.  Actually, Arnold made the movie.  This Terminator sequel has it all; action, special effects, humor, good story, surprises, mystery and it made sense.  Human Resistance Leader, John Connor (Jason Clarke), in retaliation to the on going machine war, sends one of his soldiers, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to 1984 to save his mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) in hopes of stopping Skynet from killing her.  This would enable the Resistances’ victory against Skynet to stand and allow mankind to live.  During Kyle’s transition to 1984,  he received a cryptic warning of events in the year 2017 as well as witnessed a soldier attacking John Connor. Everything was planned out for Kyle’s arrival but when he arrived, nothing was as they planned including the T-800, which Sarah and her “Guardian” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) killed.  Kyle had to convince Sarah to think outside the box and change what she thought she knew as the gospel. Eventually, Kyle and Sarah ended up in 2017 where they meet up with John Connor and detective O’Brien (J.K. Simmons) who gave a brilliant performance. This 5th sequel was well done — lots of effort went into Terminator Genisys.  They did a good job.  It is exciting and entertaining.