Saturday, December 06, 2014

Another sequel – well, reboot

The trailer above is for Terminator: Genisys, and—despite myself—I think it looks pretty good. That surprises me, actually.

I’ve liked the Terminator movies, especially the original and T2. But I’m also a little sceptical of reboots. Much as I like the reboot Star Trek movies, I still have some trouble with the idea of an alternate timeline that messes with the beloved original stories. That’s why I thought I’d automatically dislike the new Terminator movie.

But if the preview accurately reflects the actual film, I think it could be pretty good. As with the Star Trek reboot, Terminator: Genisys also reuses well-known lines of dialogue from the original source, which I find helps me accept the alternate timeline more easily. Must be that there’s something familiar amid so much that’s different, or maybe it’s because it shows a bit of respect—or, at least, homage—to the original.

In any case, at the moment, I think I’d quite like to see this sequel, um, reboot, um, well, whatever the right word is.

Terminator: Genisys opens in New Zealand on Wednesday, 1 July 2015.

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