When the upcoming Terminator reboot was first announced, parts of it sounded kind of cool. Revisiting scenes from both the original Terminator and Terminator 2, but with twists thrown in? Yea, I’d kind of like to see how that plays out.
Then they announced the title, Genisys, and the Interned “lol’ed”.
Now we learn about the plot, and it’s basically the writers taking a big dump on the franchise. Via Entertainment Weekly:
Sarah Connor isnâ€™t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamiltonâ€™s steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991â€™s T2. Rather, the mother of humanityâ€™s messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, sheâ€™s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzeneggerâ€™s Terminatorâ€”an older T-800 she calls â€œPopsâ€â€”who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse whoâ€™s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.
Hey, I’m all for rebooting Terminator. How many times do they have to retcon the date of Judgement Day before it’s seen to be a joke? But this just stinks of a Star Trek Into Darkness style twist that the filmmakers think makes them look smart, when in reality everyone sees it for the stupidity it is.
If the rumors of John Connor being a Terminator are true, I don’t think the hate for this movie has really begun yet…