WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND: 2ND-5TH JULY, 2015

With so much grabbing for your attention and dollars these days, it’s easy to miss when the latest releases are heading to a cinema near you. So come back every week as we here at So, Is It Any Good? preview the big new releases hitting screens.

Up this weekend, it’s all about Arnie. Terminator: Genisys takes the battle to strong holdovers Jurassic World, Ted 2, Minions, and Inside Out. Will it live up to the original and the sequel? Will it be better than Rise Of The Machines and Salvation? Won’t somebody please think of the children?!?

Terminator: Genisys

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I almost don’t need to write anything. We’ve been anxiously awaiting this movie and now that it’s finally here, we don’t know what to do with ourselves. James Cameron seems to think you like it (see here), but a consensus is yet to come in obviously. So, is it any good? Read our review here.

If you’re a new visitor to the site, welcome, I’ll give you a quick rundown. Terminator: Genisys (yes, it’s a weird way to spell Genesis, but go with it) is the 5th movie in the Terminator franchise, and the 4th to prominently feature Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s a $155 million dollar bet on rebooting the franchise which many feel had lost its way. In Terminator canon, I believe it’s supposed to pretty much disregard the last two installments, and act like a sequel to Judgement Day.

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Apart from luring back the Governator, filmmaker Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) has drafted in Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones) to take on the iconic Sarah Connor role, while Jai Courtney (A Good Day To Die Hard) is in as Kyle Reese and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) plays Sarah’s son, John Connor. Sure, it’s weird that Jason Clarke is playing son to Emilia Clarke (no actual relation) who is 17 years his junior, but it’s time travel people, don’t think about it too hard!

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

Here’s the (non-spoilery) trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62E4FJTwSuc

What are you going to see this weekend? Is Arnie stealing your attention away, or are you catching up with something you’ve missed? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!

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