SPOILERS! IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN TERMINATOR: GENISYS YET WE RECOMMEND YOU DON’T READ THIS
Despite mixed reviews – our own Andrew didn’t like it at all (here), while myself and Saxon thought it had much to like (here) – one thing Terminator: Genisys can’t be accused of is having a boring plot. The time-travel aspect of it explodes far beyond any of the other movies in the series and at the heart of the plot lies Matt Smith or Matthew Smith as he is credited here.
Now the writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussierhave talk a bit about Smith and his embodiment of Skynet, or Genisys, in the movie and, perhaps more importantly, the sequels to come: “In the beginning [of the movie, Matt Smith] grabs John. He’s not from this timeline. He’s from an alternate universe, in the multiverse. Another of the many universes that exist. That Skynet is not from that timeline.
“This Skynet has been to this universe, and this universe, and this universe. That’s why he says, ‘I came a very long way to stop you.’ He’s not from here. So he’s watched it. He’s watched it happen a bunch of different times and each time he’s seen it there is a different result… but the same result.”
The duo make it clear that this in NOT the Skynet we know from the James Cameron movies as he/it/Smith can now movie around freely in the multiverse. And we reckon that means he’s going to be big trouble in the next two movies in the proposed trilogy… if they manage to happen.
Let us know your thoughts.