He did tell us he’d be back.
The first full-length trailer for Terminator: Genisys has finally landed, bringing us one step closer to seeing how the Mother of Dragons would handle herself in a robot apocalypse. The answer? With plenty of one-liners, winks, and nods to the films that came before it, of course. You can watch the full-length trailer, which Paramount Pictures just released, right here:
The trailer kicks off in 2029, a bleak dystopian future where John Connor (Jason Clarke) and his resistance fighters are battling an army of Terminator murderbots that are, once again, hellbent on destroying all of man kind. Facing increasingly dire circumstances, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) volunteers to go back in time to protect John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), from Skynet’s robotic assassins. Yet this version of 1984 is decidedly different from what we saw in the original 1984 story.
Sarah Connor makes quite the entrance as she introduces a T-1000 to the business end of an armored car before saying, “Come with me if you want to live!” Soon, we learn that not only was the evil T-800 from the original Terminator destroyed, but it was destroyed by an older version of the T-800 (also played by Arnold Schwarzenegger). What follows is a series of increasingly implausible, adrenaline-fueled explosions, action sequences, and school buses doing flips. This timeline may have diverged from what we know, but we can always count on Terminator movies to deliver on high octane special effects-fueled set pieces.
No sign of Matt Smith yet. He’s probably still trapped in the TARDIS. Also, as we mentioned on Nerdist News recently, I still have a sinking feeling that this movie’s big baddie is going to be John Connor. Or, at least, the guy who first typed “Genisys.”
Still, nothing will be as haunting as the dull, lifeless eyes of the Young Arnold Terminator Real Doll.
Last, but not least, here’s the official poster in which Sarah Connor has harvested some unsettling crops:
What do you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below or tell me on Skynet (@Osteoferocious).