Skynet has taken over the future and with the resistance led by John Connor, they send back Kyle Reese to the past in order to protect Sarah Connor to ensure the birth of John. When Reese arrives in the past, he’s in for a surprise – the terminator he was sent to destroy has been dismantled by another terminator who has been protecting Sarah Connor, and a new kind of terminator was after them. Not to mention, Sarah knows of their existence and is already working to stop Skynet.
I was mildly excited for the remake, it’s a popular franchise and maybe it did need a bit of a facelift. However, the trailer has shown the entire movie’s premise (including spoilers) in the minutes it was running, thus reducing that already mild excitement in seeing this in theaters. Word got out that this was so bad, but it still seemed like a harmless action flick.
The run time plays to their disadvantage. Stunts and scenes were beginning to get repetitive, and by the time the end was beginning to roll in, the movie has lost most of my attention. Character-wise, I think everyone was a bit different to the original characters. I don’t remember much from the original movie, but I liked how Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney portrayed their characters, though I’m not really interested on what happens to the characters after this movie.
This franchise had the potential to boom, or to be great. The remake falls flat, with its long run time, loose content and poor execution, filing this under ‘forgettable’.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke
Director: Alan Taylor