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2015's summer is stacked with gigantic movies like "Jurassic World" and "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" that we all have a lot of faith in, but I think there's another movie that we'll be talking about when it comes to best movies of the summer;


Yea, the plot sounds strange and it looks a little like its treading old ground but I have a very good feeling about "Terminator: Genisys".

1)The Director

Alan Taylor recently directed the second Thor movie "Thor: The Dark World", which wasn't necessarily a fantastic movie, but it was very entertaining, it was also a very dark film with great action scenes and good character moments, I think he's perfect for the Terminator series.

2)Arnie's back!

The Terminator himself is back in business as the iconic T-800, but this time he's not hunting Sarah Connor, or protecting John Connor. This T-800 was sent back by John to when Sarah was a child, so that he may raise her to be the ass kicking lady we know and love. We also get to see Arnie Vs Arnie, and I'm sure I'm not the only one excited about that.

3)Great Early Script Reviews

Some early reviews on the script for the film have been very encouraging. We have been told to expect some surprises and significant changes to the series but that it is an action packed thrill ride that rivals any recent summer blockbuster. Co-star of the film, JK Simmons, who is clearing house at the Awards circuit recently for "Whiplash" has also spoken very highly of the script, he said the following: "intelligent and fun and funny and well-rounded and heart-felt. It’s a love story. It’s a really interesting script"

4)The Cast

Emiliia Clarke (Game Of Thrones) is a perfect fit for the role of Sarah Connor, she even looks like a young Linda Hamilton! She's strong willed, courageous and knows her way around a gun from what we saw in the trailer. Jason Clarke might be the most underrated actor in Hollywood right now, his small but standout performance in "Zero Dark Thirty" has always stayed with me and he was also very impressive in "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes". JK Simmons who just gave one of the best performances of the year in "Whiplash" plays an alcoholic police officer studying the case of Sarah Connor. And Jai Courtney, might be the only weak link, he hasn't really impressed me in anything other than his small role in "Unbroken", lets hope he surprises us!

5)We Finally See The War

Ever since the small glimpses of the futuristic war between man and machine in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" fans have fantasized about seeing the entire thing. We saw a version of the war in "Terminator: Salvation" yet it was very different from what we always imagined, from the looks of the trailers we are now getting the battles we always dreamed of packed with lasers, chrome and well....more lasers.

6)The T-1000 Makes His Return

One of the most iconic sci-fi baddies of all time is Robert Patrick as the Olympic sprinting T-1000, comprised from liquid metal, he could form his body into all sorts of shapes, such as his famous arm blades. Patrick of course hasn't returned to the role, (rumor is he may have a cameo) but the character is now being played by Byung Hun Lee best known for playing Storm Shadow in the G.I Joe movies.

7)All Those Callbacks

The trailer for the newest movie is filled with homages to the previous films, such as Kyle Reese running through a store wearing only a coat. The T-1000 melding his way through objects. The original T-800 arriving to assassinate Sarah Connor. It's absolutely jam packed, but all these homages have a slight twist on them as we see when Kyle Reese is saved by the very same woman he went back in time to save. It shows that the filmmakers are paying respect to this classic franchise but also putting their own unique spin on it. Oh...and don't forget the classic "I'll be back" at the butt end of the trailer.

So there are the reasons I think "Terminator: Genisys" is really going to surprise us and end up being one of the most memorable movies of the summer. I'm so excited for the movie, I hope you are too, but if not, let me know why down below in the comments!

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