Put your hatred for the title aside and just the trailer on it’s own merits. Really, don’t judge the trailer either and just judge the film. Lot’s of people thought that the Terminator: Salvation trailer looked amazing, and that didn’t really turn out very well. In this case, it’s probably best that you don’t watch the trailer, because it appears to feature quite major spoilers of for the film itself.
Perhaps it might be a good idea, even if you are in marketing, not to reveal that the franchise’s hero figure has turned into the villain. To be fair, switching sides is something that’s in the DNA of the Terminator franchise but with this relaunch it might be nice if there were actually some surprises.
For those who don’t know, Terminator: Genisys essentially retells the story of The Terminator movie from the other side. When John Connor (Jason Clarke) realises that Skynet have sent a Terminator back in time to kill his mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) he sends his best friend, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to save her. In the original timeline this caused a predestination paradox and Kyle becomes John’s father. This time, it appears the Terminators have been meddling with time even more and Kyle arrives to find that Sarah can look after herself, having been raised by a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Then this trailer has revealed there’s some other nonsense going on and that John is now a human Terminator hybrid or something.
I wonder who Matt Smith is playing? He’s not been featured in any of this marketing. I bet that means he’s someone important, probably Khan.
Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor will try to prove there’s more to him than cool visuals when Terminator Genisys arrives in cinemes on 3 July 2015 in the UK and 1 July 2015 in the US.