I probably shouldn’t be excited for Paramount’s upcoming Terminator: Genisys reboot at all. But I am. If only slightly.
See, most of the Terminator sequels that didn’t directly involve James Cameron were crap. Pure garbage that simply cashed in on a popular (and iconic) character that helped shape my movie-watching childhood. And the idea of a reboot/remake just pissed me off completely, yet here I sit, looking across at what appears to be the first trailer for Terminator: Genisys.
Part of me hates the idea of another Terminator, due to the possibility of yet another disappointment, while the other half of me is interested in seeing just how much of this new film is actually new. Sure, we all knew that they were going to wink and nudge at the first two films like crazy, which can be seen in the trailer below, but there’s also this cool new concept of altering the sacred timeline and really making things interesting.
AND LASER GUNS!!
Finally, since the original films’ flashbacks — we’ve got plasma rifles in full effect. I’ve been waiting and waiting, especially after Terminator: Salvation somehow forgot them completely.
Could this be good? Maybe. Could it be awful? Yeah. I hope it lands somewhere in the middle.