"Terminator Genisys" Is Like Staying Too Long At The Apocalyptic Party
There are pluses and minuses to a franchise with a built-in reset button. SPOILERS WITHIN!
These days, franchises never die — they just reboot. So in some ways, the Terminator series, now five installments strong, is the perfect franchise, with a built-in reset button. The movies don't move forward, just looping forever in time as humanity tries to stop Skynet and Skynet tries to eradicate humanity. But in the new Terminator Genisys, now in theaters, the characters feel like they're forever circling the same spot, getting recast and remixed but never actually getting anywhere.
Here are five ways the film feels like staying too long at the apocalyptic party.