Terminator Genisys: My Khaleesi Rules

by Devina Gunawan

I had seen this movie awhile ago, and I quite enjoyed it. Now, that coming from me is a big statement.

I am not very nice in reviewing movies. Or I would like to believe so.

This movie makes no sense. Nada. I did not even bother trying to put two and two together to make sense of the timeline. It was just a mess.

But, it was a beautiful mess. Particularly, a certain someone.

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Okay, I had never seen the other Terminator movies before, and I had no expectation when I saw Genisys. And to be honest, the only reason I went to see it was because Emilia Clarke was the face of the poster. I did not even know what I got myself into, I just wanted to see my Khaleesi.

So Genisys murdered basically the other Terminator movies, and according to some people, the whole Terminator series.

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Jai Courtney did well, in my opinion. Coming from hating him so much in Divergent, I grew to like him as Kyle Reese. He did well.

However, the whole time travel thing became completely unnecessary and forced. It also just made no sense.

I think midway through the movie I started thinking about how much I missed watching the Flash and the time travel there. It just made much more sense than Genisys.

However, the relationship was solid in this movie. I loved how they established the relationship between the Guardian Terminator and Sarah Connor. I truly appreciated it. It was not just some two minute story on “He found me and he raised me” but there was flashback and the relationship felt real.

I actually found it believable.

The romance between Kyle and Sarah, however, fell short. I did not feel a single thing. Whether they ended up together or not, I simply did not care. Jai Courtney delivered, in my opinion, and he played Kyle Reese well. However, as a love interest, I could not buy it. I just did not feel the chemistry.

The action was alright though. I enjoyed watching the fights and the run. I wondered how much training the actors had to go through before taking their roles in this movie. My, my, aren’t they fit.

And I think the action packed part was my favorite. I loved watching them run and fight for their lives. It was the entertainment I needed.

I did not like Jason Clarke’s performance. I found it difficult to buy his character. I could not put a finger on it, but I just could not relate.

Overall, the movie was pretty fun. I knew that if I googled it up I would run into some bad reviews, but it was the first Terminator movie I’d seen and I actually liked it.

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I realized midway throughout the movie that the alternate timeline was off. And I knew that the movie was about to bump hard into some harsh comments. And I am not defending it in any way.

I am simply being honest that my only reason to watch Genisys was Emilia Clarke.

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