The Book of Terminator: Genisys

 Call it a healthy dose of lowered expectations after reading a bunch of reviews, but here’s the thing about T5: I didn’t hate it. I know, I know, that’s pretty faint praise, but I was actually entertained this afternoon. I don’t know, maybe I’m probably just a sucker for nostalgia. This definitely coasts by on the heavy use of retconning the original. Honestly, it’s not exactly a good movie. It’s a decent movie. Which itself is really hard for me to say simply for the fact that Jai(whatever you would call the opposite of Franchise Viagra) Courtney is in it. I’ve only ever liked him in Spartacus, but he didn’t drag this thing down into the gutter, either, which was surprising. I could talk about the plot, but the trailers really ruined most of that already. There are Terminators terminating people and people terminating the Terminators and while there’s a pretty serious comedic miscalculation when our heroes are booked in jail, it’s not, well, this:

It could have been so, so much worse.
 
In the end, T5 is simply a decent fandjobâ„¢. You know, it approximates the property we love and are huge fans of, but it just isn’t the real thing. Unless it tanks(which it very well could-there were only 5 of us in the theatre this afternoon), we’ll get more in a few years. I wasn’t nearly as offended by this as other rebootquels out there. Bottom line, you already know if you will enjoy this or not.

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Joshua has been an avid fan of movies since he first saw Indiana Jones escape that rolling boulder and resoundingly punch Nazis to death. Forever wrestling with the notion of "why" in movies, he believes there is such a thing as "A Perfect Film."