Terminator: Genisys isn’t the worst movie ever made, but it is definitely its cousin.
A remix of Terminators 1 and 2 that completely (and wisely) dismisses the events of the other sequels, Genisys painfully wants to be a big-budget, R-rated homage to James Cameron’s classic films. Instead, it is a watered-down, CG mess that leaves you feeling ashamed for even liking the franchise to begin with.
Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney have zero chemistry as Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese, so the movie’s shortcomings are even more apparent as our heroes try to stop yet another T-1000-type Terminator and Skynet. (All Terminator sequels post-T2 think that what will make them work is if they have a different version of that classic sequel’s iconic villain, apparently.) Arnold is fun to watch, however, albeit in a supporting role.