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LISTEN: Lorne Balfe’s theme for Terminator: Genisys just gave us goosebumps…

June 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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It’s hard to believe but Brad Fiedel’s iconic Terminator theme was only used in the first two movies from James Cameron and not in either of the inferior sequels. But that’s all about to change this July when the fifth movie in the franchise hits, Terminator: Genisys.

This time around the music is composed by Lorne Balf and, although we have to hear the rest of the score – Fiedel’s score for the first two still stands head-and-shoulders above most scores to this day – Balf has really nailed the main theme.

Harking back to the first movie’s theme, the new version has some nods towards the heavier, more industrial sound of the second movie and therefore sits somewhere in the middle.

And it’s glorious.

After James Cameron gushing about the movie a few days ago (here), is this another reason to be excited for this movie? We certainly think so… now, turn it alllllllllllllllllllllllll the way up

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…

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee and Drected by Alan Taylor


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….