Welp, Terminator: Genisys has a brand-spankin’ new trailer…that looks awful. I remember seeing T2 in ’91 at the ripe age of 11 and it obliterated my mind. The T-1000 was a terrifying, remarkable villain with a great performance by Robert Patrick, whose menace on-screen in that defining role made for a life-or-death adventure that drew audiences in. Arnold was at the top of his game, and under James Cameron’s direction the sequel not only was bigger, louder, more taught with suspense, but also, better. The inevitable T3 hit over a decade later with a thud. The Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Terminator wore star sunglasses, recycled jokes that were already dated at the time, and the mimicking abilities of the new threat were CGI-tastic and ultimately led to a grim/’90s Seattle, plaid-and-grunge, alt-rock band ending of doom. In Salvation Christian Bale famously screamed at some lighting guy a lot and Arnold’s naked 1980s body was digitized.
So another few years later and we get a full-blown rehash of the entire franchise complete with an out of retirement Schwarzenegger, John McClane’s son and that girl from that popular HBO show. Is it possible to fall asleep during a trailer? Apparently the editors fell asleep prior to a thorough spell check. Test your might:
On the other hand, Marvel dropped a new Ant-Man trailer that’s way better than the first. It manages to showcase better VFX, let’s Rudd stretch his comedic timing, and proves that children’s train sets are potentially dangerous if not outright deadly. Excelsior!