Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

Or so they say. Today I present you with not one but three trailers. Don’t be too flattered though, two of them are different versions of a trailer I posted last week; but more of those in a little while.

What we have first is the trailer that dropped last week for the latest attempt to regenerate interest in an existing (almost dead) franchise. Of course, in 1984 The Terminator was just a small science fiction film with a (physically) large leading man and no-one knew what a “movie franchise” was. In 2003, 12 years after its sequel dominated the box office, Jonathan Mostow was handed the reigns in an attempt to further the reaping of the cash-cow with T3: Rise of the Machines; and all that did was put the whole thing in hiatus for another 6 years. Now, I’m no fan of McG, partly based on that stupid name (it can’t possibly be his real one) and partly his own ham-fisted attempt to reboot the Charlie’s Angels franchise; but to give him his dues, Terminator Salvation wasn’t anywhere near as bad as people reported. Still, it was dead-in-the-water and it will be 6 years between Salvation and Terminator Genisys for a further attempt to cash in on some kind of hoped-for franchise.

Now the common denominator to all these is Arnie and in all fairness, some of the delay between Rise and Salvation was down to him Governing the State of California. Although, based on the box office reception of both, it’s no wonder they’re not churning them out every 3 to 4 years. Anyway, let’s keep remembering the first two films in this not so illustrious line and take a look at the latest “reboot”.

So, in referencing the original, we’ve got what all the Kool Kidz are doing nowadays – namely playing with the timeline. Anything J.J’s Trek or Singer’s X-Men can do we’re allowed to do as well. It’s still a very good trailer and has me hooked to know more, it’s still got Arnie and they’re still saying “Come with me if you want to live.” Oh, and the poster’s a doozy.

Terminator Genisys

On a lighter note, here’s a couple of Star Wars: The Force Awakens imitation/ parody trailers. They’re safe for work and for any SW geeks out there, no explanation is required. Suffice to say they’re spot-on. Enjoy.

Thank you for reading 🙂

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