Though it has some great action and effects, Director Alan Taylor’s Terminator Genisys is ruined by the ridiculous script “written” by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.
Whatever you may have heard elsewhere, Arnold Schwarzenegger is at his best, trying to make a semblance of sense out the nonsensical story. As his character says, “I may be old, but not obsolete.”
In one scene where he melts the T-1000 liquid metal Terminator with acid, his arm has the skin melted off and he says it may take years to grow back. But, by the next scene, his arm is back to normal.
Though Skynet is destroyed before it ever comes into being, Arnold is somehow still in existence. We never know who created him or how.
Because he’s metal he can’t go into the time machine with Sarah Connor (admirably played by Emilia Clarke) and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) as they are projected into the future, but manages to show up shortly after their arrival. ??? And the craziness goes on.
Ultimately, if you’re a fan, you just have to sit back with your popcorn and enjoy the action.
For the fan-base, I give Terminator Genisys a 3 out of 5.