The Terminator franchise is an odd animal isn’t it? Now encompassing 5 movies, a tv show, 3 entirely different genres (horror, action and post apocalyptic) and wildly varying quality levels, from classic to garbage, the franchise is getting to the point where bad entries begin to degrade the credibility of the franchise as a whole. Two good entries, no matter how good, can only sustain a franchise so long.
Still, when those two original entries are classic pieces of sci-fi cinema, those two entries can sustain it longer than you might expect, but it also means that the bar for being considered ‘Good’ is higher than usual. Still, after the incredible stupidity that was Rise of the Machines and the dreary slog that was Salvation, not to mention a somewhat subpar summer blockbuster season, I was in the mood to be forgiving to Genisys…theoretically.