When you’ve run through Michael Biehn, Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, and the only actors left to play your “heroes” are little-known Aussies from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (Jason Clarke) and the “Insurgent” series (Jai Courtney)…
When the best director available is Alan “Thor: The Dark World” Taylor.
When you’ve reduced the Teutonic Body Builder-turned Menace Arnold Schwarzenegger to an old man Terminator the others call “Pops…”
When your thinking has gone so soft that you think soft-and-supple Brit Emilia Clarke is any sort of replacement for Linda Hamilton…
When the best you can say about back-engineering, recycling one-liners, joking up and generally botching your way to a fourth “Terminator” movie, after a “Terminator” TV series, is that “It’s like ‘Terminator’s Greatest Hits!'”
When you’ve already put two sequels to this atrocity into the pre-production pipeline…
Maybe you should stop. Or maybe the rest of us, the movie-going, sci-fi loving, “Terminator” adoring public have to be the ones to say it.
“This ends here.”
MPAA Rating: PG – 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke. Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Courtney B. Vance, J.K. Simmons
Credits: Directed by Alan Taylor, script by Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier . A Paramount
Running time: 2:06