When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guar...more
When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian, dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future… less
“Terminator (Arnold) is back, but he's older, slower and not as bad-ass as before! ”
True to his promise Arnold is back but he is now visibly aged with grey hair and he has lost his sheen and speed. He is slow and tired. In his own words" I am old but not obsolete.".In addition Sarah Connor calls him "Pops". So we a grandfather cyborg warrior! Maybe in need of refurbishing. To make things worse we have Arnold giving a fake smile off and on for effect.
Our brave Terminator is a pale older version of what we have seen in the earlier films and even though he says " I'll be back" and " Come with me if you want to live",it is not the same thing. Give me anyday the Arnold of "Judgement day" as he rides his powerful bike holding a rifle and saves young John Connor since he is programmed to do so. This truck chasing bike scene remains unparalleled in terms of thrill and excitement.
Director Alan Taylor fails to make the film gripping and all the razzmataz and the action cannot impress in the absence of a clear plot. This present version is a grand mish mash of time travel between 1974 and 2017 and back again.There is the same plot of being teleported back in time but with a twist. The T1000 and Skynet are also there but it is tedious process now. There are a couple of back stories which leave you confused and so the lesser said about the plot the better. James Cameron,where were you when the movie was being made ?
There is total emphasis on the action and CG which are great no doubt but the lack of a clear cut linear story telling leaves a huge gap.The action at the Golden gate bridge is exciting in 3D though. The one liners don't have an impact. The dialogue is insipid and it was amusing to hear technical space jargon mouthed by Arnold. He talks of quantum magnetic field with associated algorithm ! What ?
Arnold does what he can but we have seen better. Nothing great in what he does. Emelia Clarke and Jason Clarke just fill the bill in their roles without impressing much. It was a pity to see JK Simmons wasted in a role of no consequence.
Clearly the weakest and most unimpressive of the Terminator series.