Entertainment Weekly has released their new covers with the cast of “Terminator: Genisys” showing Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and Matt Smith of “Doctor Who” fame as a yet unnamed character. In the article the plot is revealed and it seems to be a retelling of the story using time travel to reset the course of the story much like they did in the reboot of “Star Trek”. Their fresh take will still use the original movies as a framework but there are some changes…SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER ALERT
Twist No. 1? Sarah Connor isn’t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton’s steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991’s T2. Rather, the mother of humanity’s messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls “Pops”—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.
“Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen,” says Ellison. “But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.
I think this could work, and honestly I think this franchise may need a fresh story, so let’s hope this isn’t just another desperate money grab with amazing special effects and a shitty story. Like most of you, I’m tired of something being all pretty on the outside, but once you get inside the pimp grabs your money, beats the shit out of you and as you lay there bleeding, you watch the hooker and big Steve counting your money as they laugh and drive away in your car. It’s amazing how the movie industry mirrors our lives isn’t it? I’m dead inside.