Terminator: Genesis has 'hardcore action'

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed the forthcoming 'Terminator: Genesis' has "hardcore action", "great visual effects", and shares similarities with 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says 'Terminator: Genesis' has the "same feel" as the second film in the franchise.

The 66-year-old star - who was forced to step down from participating in the films while he was the Governor of California between 2003 and 2011 - returns as the titular cyborg in the latest installment, and insists the movie shares similarities with 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'.

Talking to collider.com, he said: "The way it reads, it has the same feel of 'Terminator 2'. It's big. There's hardcore action and it has some really great visual effects in there, but not over the top. It's not a Thor type of movie, even though it's the same director. It has good special effects, but just enough to say, "Wow, where did that come from? How did they do that?"

Schwarzenegger is thrilled to reprise the role he first played in 1984's 'The Terminator', and doesn't think there are many opportunities to play the same character time and time again in the film industry.

The hunk added: "I think that it's just so wild to have a franchise that has been around for that long, and then after 30 years, to get asked again to be the only character in a movie that is the same character is unheard of, in movie history. You always switch out, like with James Bond and Batman. They have new characters there. But, not here. That, to me, is an extraordinary situation and a great opportunity."

Terminator Genisys

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Taylor
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith
  • UK release: 26 June 2015

More time-travel hi-jinks as the Resistance battles Skynet and timelines collide all over the shop. Solidly workmanlike action sequences meet bewilderingly confusing writing and the characters are soon as lost as the audience, in what feels more like a parody of the franchise than the dawn of a new era.


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