July 5, 2015
'Terminator Genisys' Release Results in Debacle

Terminator Genisys has been fighting an uphill battle since the beginning: it received withering reviews from critics, the public openly complained about its heavy-handed marketing and, what's worse, it was released alongside two other massive blockbusters. Had Jurassic World and Inside Out performed a little bit worse, Terminator Genisys would still have a chance. With them being what they are – outstanding successes both – killer robots never had a chance. The rest, as they say, is history.

According to Forbes, the new resurrection of Terminator franchise did just a little bit better than not-so-successful Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation.

"Terminator Genisys made just a little more in five days than Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines($44m) and Terminator: Salvation($42m) made in its Fri-Sun frame. It ended its first five days well below the $66m Thurs-Sun Memorial Day launch of Terminator: Salvation back in 2009."
As a result, what could have been (and was planned to be) a triumphant comeback of one of the most famous cinematic franchises of all time turned into an enormous, miserable disaster for all involved – probably even the last nail to the coffin of the franchise.

Frankly speaking, it was pretty clear that it would turn out this way for a while already. Probably all Terminator fans wanted the movie to be a huge success, but believing it would actually happen would have been wishful thinking. According to the Inquisitr, its fate was more or less sealed even before the American release.

"The problem is that the franchise really hasn't been very good for over a decade and if most early reviews of Terminator Genisys can be believed, the film didn't do anything that hadn't been seen before and that wasn't done better before. Terminator Genisys took the right approach in basically saying everything after the second film in the series has been wiped out."
Of course, it is hardly surprising. Two first Terminator movies have long acquired legendary status in the history of cinema – and unless the sequel is absolutely amazing, it is most likely to fall short of fans' expectations, for it has to compete with the standard set at incredibly high level. As it is, Terminator Genisys isn't terrible for all fans – but when compared with its predecessors, all its weak points immediately become all too glaring.

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