The original 'Terminator' was low budget, gritty, sleek, and violent. I believe it had a "R" rating, as have the subsequent two films (excluding 'Terminator: Salvation'). Unfortunately, 'Terminator: Genisys' has been rated PG-13 for the ultimate cash grab. The PG-13 rating means that 'Terminator: Genisys' is watered down in every way. I don't particularly like violent or sexually exploitative films, however, I do think that some films should be marketed to adults. Now be prepared...because I'm going to make my fifth or sixth 'Mad Max: Fury Road' reference now. 'Fury Road' was neither uber violent, nor were there any sex scenes, however, the movie was clearly not for the kiddos and the "R" rating reflected that.
50 Shades of Grey' get "R" ratings because if you're going to go "R" you might as well go all the way. Oh to be back to the days where films like the original 'Gremlins' were rated "R" because there was no such thing as PG-13. I may be the only person who thinks this, but I didn't think 'Rise of the Machines' was a bad film. I actually enjoyed that film. 'Terminator Salvation' is another matter. That movie was terrible, primarily because Christian Bale just screamed the whole time. 'Terminator; Genisys' is somewhere in between. It's not as gritty as the original 'Terminator' film, nor as epic as 'T2,' but it is better than both 'Rise of the Machines' and 'Salvation.'
Side note: If I recall correctly,the origins of the PG-13 rating came about when Steven Spielberg had the chutzpa to request a PG rating for 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.' You know the one where they ripped hearts out chests and ate monkey brains. Yeah that movie was really trippy. My least favorite Indy film. I remember seeing that movie on VHS as a kid and being really scared. No, no, that movie was not PG. Yet what's so crazy is that PG-13 movies are more violent than the "R" rated movies of the 1980s.
thanks to CGI) who was sent back to kill Sarah in 1984.
Jurassic World,' Well, for your viewing pleasure...here it is again.
The Sarah Connor Chronicles,' as Sarah and Kyle land in the middle of a busy highway. I think that's what happened in the first episode of TSCC if I recall correctly?
|From left to right: Linda Hamilton, Emiliar Clarke, and Lena Headey|
Side note: I will never forget when I first saw Linda Hamilton doing pull ups in 'T2.' That was only the second time I had seen muscles like that on a woman in a major motion picture. The first time was also in a James Cameron film, 'Aliens' (Jenette Goldstein as Vasquez). Hamilton is definitely a better known actress, so there's no doubt in my mind that Hamilton and Cameron) revolutionized women in film and television. It was shortly after 'T2' that 'Buffy' and 'Xena' came along and the rest if history.
Despite the iffyness of this film, I'm quite certain it will receive a sequel and was alluded to as such in the ending. Yes, 'Jurassic World' was a craptastic popcorn flick, but at least it was a stand alone film. I can't say the same for 'Terminator: Genisys.' 'Terminator: Gensisys' stands on the shoulders of its predecessors and clings on for dear life. However, if you're a die hard 'Terminator' fan then you will enjoy this film.
THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS