Posted October 30, 2014 by GP Manalo in Movies/TV


With over months of skepticism, Entertainment Weekly finally gives us a first look at the newest addition to the Terminator movie franchise, Genisys.

Helmed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones Season 2), the film stars Game Of Thrones mainstay Emilia Clarke as a young Sarah Connor (previously played by Linda Hamilton) alongside Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. In line with the upcoming movie, the two leads recently graced the primary cover of Entertainment Weekly’s newest issue, with the second cover featuring two mysterious characters played by former Doctor Who staple Matt Smith and Jason Clarke.

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The latest entry for the Terminator franchise is a reboot-sequel-prequel, as its sole purpose is to reboot the franchise in a way of using the film series’ concept of time travelling elements without entirely “undoing” the past films and even the tv show out of continuity (similar to X-Men Days of Future Past). Here’s the synopsis as stated in EW:

The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.

Sarah Connor isn’t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton’s steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991’s T2. Rather, the mother of humanity’s messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls “Pops”—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.

Terminator: Genisys is set to hit theaters July 2015.


GP Manalo

G.P. Manalo is a student by day, and a resident tortured writer by night. Writing to keep him sane from all the Business School papers and presentations piling up each week.