'Terminator: Genisys' Motion Poster Sends the Wrong Message

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:46 Written by  iamrogue
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'Terminator: Genisys' Motion Poster Sends the Wrong Message

Next summer's Terminator reboot/quasi-sequel now has a goofy motion poster to go with that goofy title.

Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first poster for Terminator: Genisys in order to open the hype-spigot for the first teaser trailer, due to arrive this Thursday, December 4th.

There's still quite a bit of mystery surrounding the first Terminator since the big whiff that was Salvation five years ago.  About a month back, though, we learned that this installment, which involves lots of time travel shenanigans, takes place in a timeline where Sarah Connor was orphaned as a child, leaving her to be raised by – wait for it – a Terminator, a T-800 she calls "Pops."

“Oh, she’s just a normal girl growing up in a world with a Terminator for a dad,” joked Emilia Clarke, the Game of Thrones actress who takes over as Sarah. “What was her first date like? Did he kill many of the dates she brought home?”

Screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier have certainly cooked up something bold.  Such boldness usually whips fans into frenzies, so we'll see how folks react when the trailer debuts this week. 

Given that the last good Terminator movie came out in 1991 and Arnold Schwarzenegger is now playing cybernetic at sixty-seven-years old, it might not be the best idea to go for an hourglass theme on the first Terminator: Genisys poster.  It sort of gives the impression that this iconic franchise has withered into dust.

This poster premiered at the official site, which is counting down until the trailer debut on Thursday.

Terminator: Genisys isn't just a father-daughter dance between Clarke and Schwarzenegger, though.  The reboot also stars Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and Matt Smith as a mysterious ally of Connor's.  The great JK Simmons also shows up as a cop who has been haunted by Connor and the T-800 for years.

Alan Taylor, a regular Game of Thrones helmer who made his huge studio event movie debut last year with Thor: The Dark World, directs here.

If Terminator: Genisys is a hit when it opens on July 1, 2015, then two sequels are already lined up for the summers of 2017 and 2018.


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