“He. Is. Back.”
Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned in his iconic role as the Terminator, but it may not be the Terminator we are familiar with. While we normally hate teasers for trailers (I mean, really? A trailer for the trailer of a film?), ‘Terminator’ is such as iconic sci-fi film that we couldn’t help but write about it.
The full trailer actually debuts tomorrow, but what is seen in this teaser does seem to correlate with what the plot of the film is said to be about. The main shots of the teaser reveal what looks like a T-1000 (a la Robert Patrick’s liquid shape shifting Terminator in ‘Terminator 2’) riding on a cop car, a glimpse of what seems to be the beginning of the apocalypse (set off by Skynet?), some electrifying phenomenon (maybe part of the time travel element that is said to occur in the film?), and Schwarzenegger as he looks upon his robotic arm.
I must say (and not too proudly), that Paramount has got me hooked with this teaser and I am even more excited to see the full trailer when it is released. This excitement is dampened by the fact that ‘Terminator: Genisys’ will seem to throw in some twists by changing the characters we’ve come to know. For example, this Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) will have been orphaned by a Terminator at age 9 and will grow up very different from the one played by Linda Hamilton all because of the different parenting style that has occurred. The topic of time travel, paradoxes and change in canon is enough to make one think if Steven Moffat (‘Doctor Who’) had a hand in the writing the script. Speaking of Moffat, former 12th Doctor Matt Smith is also starring in the film so that is a plus.
Check out the very quick 15 second teaser for ‘Terminator: Genisys‘ then return tomorrow when we’ll unveil the full teaser for you. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Directed by Alan Taylor (‘Thor: The Dark World’), ‘Terminator: Genisys’ stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, and J.K. Simmons and will be in theaters July 1, 2015