‘Terminator Genisys’ Gets James Cameron’s Seal of Approval

By June 8, 2015
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Terminator franchise creator James Cameron, who’s gone on to direct the biggest blockbusters in cinematic history with the likes of Titanic and Avatar, has often not been kind to subsequent outings dealing with Skynet’s takeover of the world and the obliteration of mankind. In 2003, when Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was released, Cameron described the third film as “great,” but backpedaled a bit in 2009 after the release of Terminator: Salvation when he would say that he felt his two films were better than the latter two.

Now, though, Skydance and Paramount Pictures have released a new featurette featuring the director, where he has nothing but praise for Alan Taylor’s Terminator Genisys. See it below.

While it may be difficult for some to believe the validity of what Cameron’s saying since this is an official marketing release from the involved studios, it should be encouraging nonetheless. Cameron is often known in Hollywood to be blunt in his opinions, and it should certainly cause ears to perk up when he says that he considers Genisys as “the third Terminator film.” While it’s unfortunate that a lot of the “swerving” the story will take has become such a major part of the marketing push, for Terminator enthusiasts it should prove to be an interesting take on the established continuity of the previous films.

Terminator Genisys will hit theaters on July 1st. For more on the film as we get closer to its release, be sure to keep a tab open to GeekNation!

Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • David Johnson

    3 & 4 weren’t that good. Not saying this new one will be, but the trailers look interesting. Sort of remind me of the TV show which ended too soon. Summer Glau talked where its story arc was going in season 3 at a PhxCC panel & it sounded amazing.

  • David Black

    Meh, haven’t we had enough terminators by now.. ?

    • Katey

      no, never! what are you talking about, don’t think there could ever be enough @disqus_kWIj6Dt4gy:disqus !!

  • Thomas Kelly

    Its good to get the seal of approval from the king..

  • Andy Spears

    Deffinately going to watch this! Roll on July 1st! :)

  • JessicaKx

    Well if James Cameron has such a high opinion of it then it must be good! Hopefully better than the last one… Think I will give it a chance. :)

    • Lucas S

      True that! Yeah that’s the only reason I’m gonna watch it now too ;)

    • Mikey Silva

      if its good enough for Cameron, than i know it will be good enough for me :P