Arnold talks up surprises in Terminator: Genisys and the ultimate villain
Aside from the folks who had a chance to read the screenplay, excitement for Alan Taylor's TERMINATOR: GENISYS is at an all-time lukewarm. The trailer we've seen thus far has taken the kitchen sink approach and thrown in elements that we've seen in the previous films, sometimes literally! You've all seen that moment when an older Arnold Schwarzenegger encounters his 1984 self. Well, it looks like that's actually a pretty extensive scene, and the trailer is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of content shown from the film.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on TERMINATOR: GENISYS:
I got myself in shape and felt great, the way I looked in the movie. I think it's going to be a great movie with great surprises, none of which you can see in the trailer, simply because of the visual FX... to recreate me from 1984, every single frame has to be recreated... and it's quite a long scene. The idea is in 1984 when you see me walking across naked to those punks and say "Give me your clothes,"... now the scene changes. As I [the younger Arnold] say "Give me your clothes," suddenly you hear a voice behind me say "You won't need them." So the Terminator turns around to check out who is that, and all of a sudden he sees himself, which is me the way I look now, and I'm there with a shotgun, and I just blast away at him.
We'll be having some great surprises about who is the ultimate villain that I have to fight, how I was reprogrammed, and the time travel. You can't travel through time when you have metal exposed, and my arm gets deteriorated... the flesh, because of some acid... so then my metal arm is exposed, therefore I cannot use the time machine.
I do like the fact that Arnold states we haven't seen the ultimate villain, and an it's interesting to note the time machine mechanics regarding his arm. We're at least due for one more trailer between now and the release day, so I'd hope that the next one delivers something a little more compelling. As it stands, I haven't been impressed by anything thus far. By the way, where's J.K. Simmons in all this mess? Will he be the ultimate villain? I saw WHIPLASH. I'd buy it.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS his theaters on July 1, 2015.
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