When I was a kid, one of my favorite shows at Universal Studios was 'Terminator 2: 3D' - an interactive 3D experience where guests were guided through the inner workings of Cyberdyne Systems and brought into a large room, where they were then thrown into a huge adventure involving the Terminators themselves. The ride closed in 2012 and so did a piece of my inner child. So before we get to the sprinkled sarcasm based on the new [Terminator Genisys](movie:34872) covers from Entertainment Weekly, kick back and relive the final day performance with me:
As Kimberly said, the show was "super" - but these new photos? Well...
Check it out, friends: Our great Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke) has traded horses for a sick motorcycle as the iconic Sarah Connor, with Spartacus' Jai Courtney as pivotal love interest and babydaddy Kyle Reese. But, um, as many people have already pointed out...where is his torso?!
Seriously, take a look. What even happened there? Photoshop fail.
Matt Smith, the artist formerly known as The Doctor, chucks the sonic screwdriver in favor of a huge gun and armor. While his role is unknown, our hero John Connor (first played by my once-a-long-time-ago childhood crush, Edward Furlong - I'll always remember you as you were in Detroit Rock City, Ed) has grown up into a grizzled Jason Clarke, with scars covering his face.
But wait, there's more! EW released new photos with single shots of the cast, primarily firing guns and screaming:
While time-travel is inevitable, this shot of four characters (which, by the way, my money's on Matt Smith's character making this whole connection possible) together at once is pretty neat, given how - well - Emilia Clarke is the mom of someone who looks much older than her. All those years with dragon babies probably more than prepared her to be John Connor's mom, though.
Sarah Connor herself, firing off at an unseen enemy. While Sarah's always been more of a militant character, I hope we get to see her more human side once again.
John, though, looks worse for wear. Oh yeah... anyone else notice how these two have the same last names in real life? No relation, but lightly ironic given that they're playing mother and son.
What would a Terminator film be without it's iconic exrobokillingmachine baddies? A shot of the shiny chrome-armored killer is almost as good as...
The man himself returning. According to EW, this isn't a cameo: Arnold's got a substantial role that will move the film forward and bring back the nostalgia that Terminator fans have been waiting for.
It's really not my policy to snark on something so quick, so in my heart of hearts, I kind of hope we all look back on these photos and laugh at how silly we were for doubting the film in the first place. But with a subtitle like 'Genisys', despite the film canon's classic love for the letter 'y', the flick has been a little giggle-worthy since its announcement. While the internet is having a heyday with the idea of lovable doc Matt Smith holding up a giant gun in an action film, all we can do is wait and hope for the best!