THE RULES HAVE BEEN RESET.
When Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), he finds a changed past; she already knows everything about Skynet… and there is a startling surprise ahead. The fifth film is another reboot of the franchise, one that flirts heavily with the original while also devising a complicated new storyline, one that controversially turns an iconic hero into a villain. Throwing in lots of action (now in 3D) and jokes about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s age, the film is closer in style to Terminator 3 than the more menacing Salvation. Traditional, loud and even endearing at times… but the writers try a little too hard.
2015-U.S. 126 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Alan Taylor. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800), Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor), Jason Clarke (John Connor), Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese), Lee Byung-hun, Matt Smith… J.K. Simmons.
Trivia: Tom Hardy was allegedly considered for a role.