New Terminator trailer brings big twist to familiar franchise

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We've never seen a robot like this. Photo: Paramount Pictures
We've never seen a robot like this. Photo: Paramount Pictures

The crazy machines are at it again, only this time it’s not what we’ve come to expect from the long-running Terminator franchise, now coming to theaters in July as Terminator: Genisys

In the first film, Arnold Schwarzenegger played the original bad-ass invincible robot from the future out to kill Sarah Connor, originally played by Linda Hamilton, and her son John. Subsequent movies with the governator messed with the formula a bit, bringing in the scary liquid metal terminators and placing the original metal skeleton monster into a savior role.

But none of the movies have gone this far in messing with our heads or the plotline.

Spoilers abound; consider yourself warned.

In the trailer above, we get to see the new hotness Emilia Clarke, perhaps better known as Khaleesi in the Game of Thrones television show on HBO, ready herself for the coming Terminator onslaught with the help of the original Terminator, played by an aging Schwarzenegger, who’s bizarre grin is used as some effective humor about halfway through the thing.

The big twist, though, is that John Connor, the erstwhile savior of humanity in the previous movies, turns out to be this flick’s villain, complete with a new mighty morphin’ liquid metal body. It’s a massive gamble for production company Skydance Productions and distributor Paramount Pictures, but it’s probably the best thing the filmmakers could do, given how poorly the last couple of Terminator films have been received.

If nothing else, getting to watch Arnold deliver his classic lines while kicking some liquid metal booty once again could be just enough to get audiences to the theaters this time around.

Via: Mary Sue