PREVIEW: The Terminator is back but with a whole new timeline

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Arnold Schwarzenegger takes back his role as ‘The Terminator.’ With a new timeline it will be up to him, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) to prevent Judgment Day from happening all over again.
Terminator: Genisys with Arnold

Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J. K. Simmons, Matt Smith, Jason Clarke and Byung-hun Lee
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi

By Raffaele Fusulan
A&E Editor/Spectator

Arnold is back in “Terminator: Genisys.” In this completely redesigned storyline we see Kyle Reese, played by Jai Courtney, being sent by John Connor (Jason Clarke) back in time to save humanity and to prevent judgment day from ever happening.

We heard this plan many times so it will be interesting to see what direction this movie will take.

As Kyle returns to the past he is surprised to see that Sarah O’Connor already destroyed the terminator sent to kill her.

With the help of the original terminator, played of course by Arnold Schwarzenegger, they are now chasing and trying to destroy the second threat, the T-1000.

Reese finds himself startled to be in the middle of this conflict and joins Sarah and the Terminator in their possible quest of avoiding judgment day.

That is what the trailer tells us but I have a feeling there will be a lot more to it since it isn’t brought up much during the two minute long trailer.

The future looks terrifying, definitely scarier than “Terminator Salvation.” The machines look more dangerous than ever with new armor and weapons.

Even though the movie will probably be centered mostly in the past it is still nice to see the amount of dedication that’s necessary to recreate a possible post-apocalyptic future where humanity is the species in the path of extinction.

Throughout the trailer we hear Sarah tell Kyle that he is in a completely new timeline and that the future he comes from no longer exists.

I found that very interesting considering his goal is to save that very future.

Movies that involve time traveling are always complex and sometimes their plot are paradoxes.

From the trailer it is difficult to pinpoint exactly the unfolding of the events. Nonetheless “Terminator: Genisys” still looks spectacular and brings back nostalgic memories of the original movies.

This latest installment has many references to the first movies and is clearly depicted throughout the trailer.

The most memorable one is definitely one of Arnold’s most famous lines.

As he prepares to jump off a helicopter he looks back at Sarah and tells her: “I’ll be back”.

“Terminator: Genisys” is set to be released this summer in North America on July 1.   

Raffaele Fusulan is the A&E editor for the Spectator. He can be reached by