As far as the average movie-going audience, most of the confusion revolving around Terminator: Genisys comes from its time travel element. There’s no doubt that it will be explained within the film, but so far it’s easy to see how it’s hard to understand it from what’s been released so far. Genisys is now just weeks away and the first set of clips have been released. And luckily for us, the clips feature Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor giving a little more insight into its time travel element.
First off, here’s the official synopsis:
The Terminator franchise launched in 1984 with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
I do want to watch the following clips, but fortunately for me I know about the time hook so I don’t necessarily have to. I don’t think they are going to spoil anything big, instead almost acting as an extension explanation of the above synopsis. Check out the first clips below:
As well as the clips, a new featurette has been released. The featurette focuses on James Cameron talking about his experience of watching the film, how it’s the same and different from his Terminator movies, and why fans of the originals will enjoy this new take on (and “reinvigorated”) Terminator.
Terminator: Genisys opens July 1st, 2015. Directed by Alan Taylor starring Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Byung-hun Lee, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith, and Courtney B. Vance.