Monday, June 08, 2015

Cameron to Terminator Fans: You'll Love Genisys

We're now about three weeks out from the release of Terminator Genisys, and the needle hasn't really moved in terms of mainstream awareness and/or anticipation. (As you know, I wasn't crazy about that last trailer.) After the arguable disappointment of the last two films (though I remain a fan of the third), it seems like many are greeting this fifth installment, directed by Alan Taylor and intended to launch a new trilogy, with a fair bit of skepticism. Still, when it comes to The Terminator, most would agree that the one voice of absolute authority for the franchise is writer/director James Cameron, who created the series, helmed its beloved first two entries, and in whose shadow everyone since has unsuccessfully toiled.

And so it's interesting that the marketing team rolls out the new promo featurette below, which plays many of the clips we've already seen via the umpteen trailers thus far, but lays in commentary from Cameron himself, who's seen the movie, and is apparently giving it the thumbs up ("If you like the Terminator films, you're gonna love this movie."). Now, while this may seem heartening, bear in mind that Cameron gave the same imprimatur to T3 back in '03 ("In one word: great!"), and that one's not exactly beloved either. Whether honest endorsement or a cynical ploy to help out his old buddy Arnold (who really needs this to be a hit), I guess we'll all find out together when Terminator Genisys hits theaters on July 1. (Watch the Cameron endorsement vid after the jump.)

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