Entertainment Weekly has two covers featuring the stars of Terminator: Genisys in character and they both look kind of shit! The first one, above, is straight up terrible - it looks like a photo booth at an event, where they have a prop bike and you and your friends get to do funny poses. Jai Courtney looks awful. The second picture, below, indicates that Kyle Reese travels through time to get Matt Smith a fucking sandwich. Even the great Jason Clarke looks super goofy here.
The cover story also reveals some new details about this latest version of Terminator, which is sort of like a reboot:
Sarah Connor isn’t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton’s steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991’s T2. Rather, the mother of humanity’s messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls “Pops”—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.
“Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen,” says Ellison. “But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.”
Papa Terminator? This sounds an awful lot like a remake of T2 to me. This is five Terminator movies, with three of them featuring the iconic villain the T-800 as a hero. How lame is this already? I don't want to be super down a movie filled with great actors and directed by a guy I like (Alan Taylor), but Jeezy Peezy, nothing I see or hear is giving me faith.