‘Terminator: Genisys’ Details Reveal Its Most-Likely PG-13 Rating, Non-Reboot Origins & More


I still have no idea what Genisys is and why that’s what they’re calling the latest Terminator film. Yeah, Terminator: Genisys is the name and it’s NOT a reboot/sequel and instead a “re-imagining”, much like the current Star Trek series.

It’ll also most likely be PG-13, according to star Jai Courtney.

Here’s a few precious quotes from the young actor:

What I can say is that we start in a place we’re familiar with from the early films and then, you know, circumstances change. It somewhat shifts the course of events from that point. It’s not necessarily a sequel or a reboot. I don’t even know how you brand it correctly. We’re not remaking one of the early ‘Terminator’ movies. And it doesn’t necessarily carry on from the point where we left off.


I would love to see it be rated R, but I don’t think it will. I think in this day & age, it’s much more likely to be PG-13. There were no f-bombs. But there’ll be a healthy amount of movie violence.

That’s nothing too frightening just yet. I mean yeah, an R-rating would have been preferred, but a good Terminator film COULD be told if done right with a PG-13 rating. I have more faith in the director this time around, opposed to Terminator Salvation‘s McG. And the fact that it isn’t going to be a shot-for-shot remake or some sort of half-assed sequel is also slightly refreshing.

But then there’s the question about star Arnold Schwarzenegger and how he appears older in the film, yet is still just a Terminator. James Cameron chimes in with the following answer to such a question:

[T]he outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age. You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered.

This should hopefully help smooth things over in terms of the cast and how some members of the younger versions of the characters, while others are older.

I’m still extremely confused about the idea of another Terminator that has very little to do with the sequels, yet I’ll see it, because I love anything Terminator and will support it regardless, even if it ends up as bad (or worse than) Salvation.

Source : Coming Soon

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