Terminator Genisys has a lot to live up to. There once was a time in film history when a sequel and/or reboot could simply exist and hope to bank on its predecessor’s success. That time is no longer exists, and franchises need to rely on positive word of mouth in order to be truly successful. The Terminator franchise has not been the most successful, and has struggled to get off the ground since Terminator 2.
After two poorly-received sequels and a television show, the filmmakers are trying, once again, to get audiences to care about the Terminator with Terminator Genisys, a film that is considered part sequel, part reboot. In this film, a Terminator is sent back to the 1980s to kill Sarah Connor (sound familiar?), only to find an aged Arnold Schwarzenegger protecting her. Something has gone and taken the past we know from previous Terminator films and turned it upside down.
It’s a concept that can be both great and terrible, but at the very least, it’ll make for an interesting fight between an aged Terminator and new Terminator. The folks over at TheTerminator Fans have a supposed inside source who touts the strength of this fight in the film, saying, “The battle will be better than the T-800 and T-1000 from [Terminator 2]. The ground will break on the wrestling fight.” (via Cinema Blend)
A word of warning: there are potential mild spoilers in the following description regarding the fight scene in Terminator Genisys. But keep in mind, that none of this has been officially confirmed.
“In this particular sequence the young digitally enhanced T-800 is doing a forward lunge double fist punch and/or crushing the aged T-800’s face with both its knuckles pile-driving into the real Arnold Schwarzenegger’s metal skull, like something out of a wrestling match…The sequence or choreography could change in the finished product but what we’ve seen looks good! The moves will be devastating and the battle will probably be one of the most spectacular scenes in the movie especially in the VFX department…This is the equivalent of Tanks colliding, the machines are heavy. Battle damage is an obvious issue when Terminators Fight.”
Will Terminator Genisys be able to do what the previous two films could not? Does the description of the fight get you excited, or have you already written off this flick as a cash grab? Let us know your thoughts below!