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Why do they have to reboot the Terminator franchise? And it sucks that Arnold Schwarzenegger won't even be part of the reboot apparently.

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Mate this movie was just made in a hope that they can cash some money if they manage to make it a trilogy before 2019 when the rights go back at James Cameron and failed. I hated that they made the first terminator movie a story that never happened but this is just my opinion.

I think it's good that Arnold Schwarzenegger hopefully won't be at the reboot at least as terminator, make one or even two new terminators as tough as he was with a new mission, good story and the cyberpunk style from the original movies and move on, till now they only focus just how to bring him back or even find excuses about his age instead of a decent story with a "badass" character like the first two. The movie that i want to see him come back as a sequel is Conan 3 and this can work with his age as a king of a tribe or a forgotten warrior etc.

It was really bad... especially with the buff seth rogan actor as kyle reese... so bad...

I'm glad it tanked... we dodged a bullet, could have been more than just one terminator movie like this...

I'd rather see a reboot set in the future with Kyle Reese as the hero, with only the voice of John Connor heard on radio, the second movie could star Reese and Connor with events leading up to the Terminator and the third movie a remake of The Terminator. But maybe set it in a different year to differentiate it from a well-loved classic but keep most plot elements in place. That would be my trilogy with no need for a remake of T2, if they’d wanna milk it further just set it back in the future.

Arnie could play a human in the future who gets killed by a T-800! :robot:

I don't. I strongly dislike both Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke. They were completely miscast and neither adequately channeled the characters they were supposed to be imitating. The concepts in the film were admittedly better than those in Terminator: Salvation, but I'd much rather have seen Anton Yelchin carry on as Kyle (he did a terrific job in Salvation) and someone, ANYONE, but Clarke as Sarah.

At this point, I hope that if Cameron really does return to the franchise we can stop with the T-800's (that's done to death and I don't want any more CG Arnold, nor do I want an older T-800). However, I have to ask whether or not there's anything interesting left to say at all at this point. We've done plenty of time-travel. It would be extremely difficult to do a future-war movie because most of the audience isn't steeped in the Terminator backstory and they'll be lost. I'd love to know where Cameron thinks he can take it, but for my dollar I'm happy if the franchise is done.

I agree with you on Courtney and Clarke... underwhelming compared to Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton...

I think they've already done too much with over-explaining the whole series of films and TV shows... There is no horror, mystery or real excitement unlike the first two films which were great...

@Renovatio said:

I agree with you on Courtney and Clarke... underwhelming compared to Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton...

I think they've already done too much with over-explaining the whole series of films and TV shows... There is no horror, mystery or real excitement unlike the first two films which were great...

They will reboot it eventually. Hopefully it will stop trying to be comedy and action and more horror.

They should do a reboot with Skynet winning for a change.... non of this crap going back in time trying to stop them.....

Another claw was both leads not conceiving John. How can anything be without that moment. Skynet and John created each other. One doesn't exist without the other.

Also everyone knows it's counting down yet the inventors not any specialist knows what for? Made no sense.

It was a rushed rehash.

@NotoriousRio said:

I'd rather see a reboot set in the future with Kyle Reese as the hero, with only the voice of John Connor heard on radio, the second movie could star Reese and Connor with events leading up to the Terminator and the third movie a remake of The Terminator. But maybe set it in a different year to differentiate it from a well-loved classic but keep most plot elements in place. That would be my trilogy with no need for a remake of T2, if they’d wanna milk it further just set it back in the future.

Arnie could play a human in the future who gets killed by a T-800! :robot:

almost sounds like what the intended Future War Trilogy McG had in mind starting with Terminator Salvation...Reese was still a kid (played by the late Anton Yelchin) and I imagine future installments would've come full circle with Terminator 1...unfortunately, everyone hated that one too and thus, plans were scrapped. _Salvation _is one of my guilty pleasures. Really like this movie and I think it gets a bad rap!

Salvation was a bit underrated... they still didn't get enough horror into it, but far better than most of the ither sequels...

Salavation was better than three or this. I wish they revisit it so we finally get the walking terminators over a river of bones

Yawn. I gave up on this franchise a long time ago....

Well, nothing will ever live up to the original. But I still enjoy watching the sequels. It was good to see Arnold back in action in this film. But he has not been as impressive since the first one. In the sequels he is always up against some improved version of terminator which knocks him all around. But in the first movie he could not be stopped without high explosives and an industrial press.

I think this film tried to service the fans, but Salvation was slightly better in a more quiet way.

Coming back a year later I completely change my mind about wanting a Genisys sequel.. LMAO

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