After a week of teases, the trailer for ‘Terminator: Genisys’ has finally arrived!

Forget what you know of the previous ‘Terminator’ films (that’s a blessing if you saw ‘Terminator: Rise of the Machine’ and ‘Terminator: Salvation’), as ‘Terminator: Genisys’ attempts to change the history of the franchise starting with the original James Cameron film.

At the beginning of the trailer, we get to see what we didn’t in the original 1984 film. John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to save his mother Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). However, when Reese gets there, it’s not the same wide eyed innocent Sarah that he meets. This Sarah is already trained (a la in ‘Terminator 2’) and well aware of SkyNet and Judgement Day. Oh, and did we mention all this is because she was raised by the old T-800 Arnold Schwarzenegger version?

The time travel paradox is clear in the trailer with a nice touch of the older Schwarzenegger confronting his younger self. The film is clearly aimed at those who are fans of the franchise delivering 2 of the most popular franchise catchphrases “Come with me if you want to live!” and “I’ll be back!” As Sarah Connor says in the trailer, “Everything’s changed” and indeed it has. Question is, is the change for the better?

It may take some time to get used to Clarke playing the same Sarah Connor that was so brilliantly played by Linda Hamilton and Courtney playing the same Kyle Reese that was inhabited by Michael Biehn. Throw in the fact that the film is recreating scenes from the first two films using a villain seen in the second film (the T-1000) and the mysterious reason why Schwarzenegger’s Terminator ended up raising Sarah when she lost her parents to become a one woman warrior – whew! That’s a lot to get through in one film.

Hopefully it all adds up to one fantastic ride in the cinemas… hopefully.

In the meantime, check out the first trailer followed by the synopsis for ‘Terminator: Genisys’ and let us know your thoughts on it in the comments below!

The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever.

Directed by Alan Taylor, ‘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.