-The trailers haven't revealed much
Okay, so I know that a few of you are gonna fight me on this one. The John Connor reveal, on the surface, seems like a pretty massive spoiler. And it might have been something better left for the movie theaters. But at the same time, Paramount needs to sell this movie, and pitching it as another cool Terminator sequel, only with Arnold this time, was not working. So they had to pull out one of their surprises. It happens. Life will move on.
The marketing hasn't been great. It has pitched a film that seems to be a tad redundant, as well as incredibly convoluted and wild. But the film's secrets aren't out yet. What is Genisys? Who is Matt Smith playing? How did this new timeline begin? How did John Connor become a Terminator? Does any of this actually make sense? These are the questions that I've been asking and the marketing has revealed none of this. That's a good sign to me.
-It received the James Cameron seal of approval
Once again, this might be a bit of a stretch for some people. James Cameron recently said that if you liked the first two Terminator movies, you would love Genisys. That's certainly a bold statement and it gains a little bit of weight considering that it comes from the man who made the first two films, unquestionably the best in the series. Now, it's true that Cameron could be getting paid a significant amount of money to put out the good word for Genisys. But I just don't think that's the case. Arnold has previously bashed Terminator: Salvation and I don't believe that any of these guys want their name on a less-than-stellar product.
-The visuals look astounding and the movie just looks fun
Ultimately, as long as the story is somewhat cohesive and the action sequences are good, I'm in the bag for this one. Genisys appears to be an interesting twist on the classic franchise and despite a lot of fan nervousness, I still believe that this will be a fun film. Arnold is back, we're back in Los Angeles again, and the visual effects look good. I'm not expecting a masterpiece from Terminator: Genisys, but I do think that it will be a fun film. Hopefully I end up being right.
Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor, stars Arnold Schwarzanegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith and Byung-hun Lee, and hits theaters on July 1, 2015.