Thursday, 17 April 2014

Could Terminator Genesis Save The Terminator Franchise?

Could Terminator Genesis Save The Terminator Franchise?

Once upon a time Terminator was considered the creme dela creme of action franchises. Combining Sci Fi, Horror, Epic action, and enough human emotion to make a grown man cry, James Camerons The Terminator and its sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day blasted their way into pop culture and into the hearts of millions of action fans worldwide. Catchphrases such as Ill Be Back and Hasta la Vista baby are now recognised worldwide and Arnold Schwarzenegger is synonimous with the terminator character. But somewhere along the way legalities and bankrupcy got in the way causing James Cameron to jump ship and subsequently robbing us fans of any worthy follow ups to Camerons epic two films.

Now on the way we have Terminator Genesis, its not quite a remake and not quite a sequel so what is it? Frankly we dont know yet, BUT.. some sources are saying it will revisit key moments from Cameron's two movies and play out in somewhat Back to the future part II fashion with new and old mixing in some way. Maybe they create a new timeline by altering events we all know and love? Who knows. But if done right this could be a return to form for the fallen franchise. A complex big loud summer blockbuster. Bring it on. After all Terminator has felt rather dumbed down since Cameron left. It would be nice to see it return to form and bring us a mind bending plot combined with the big spectacular action this franchise is known for.

Terminator Genesis is out in the uk in June 2015, so a long wait, but it just might be worth it.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney.

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