The plot of "Terminator: Genisys," the new entry in the "Terminator" franchise, was revealed in this week's edition of Entertainment Weekly. Fans were not pleased. Here's the relevant information from EW.com:
Twist No. 1? Sarah Connor isn’t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton's steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991's T2. Rather, the mother of humanity's messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she's been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger's Terminator -- an older T-800 she calls "Pops" -- who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.
As Meredith Woerner wrote for io9.com: "The hell?" Woerner wasn't alone in confusion over the plot. "Papa Terminator? This sounds an awful lot like a remake of 'T2' to me," wrote Devin Faraci at Badass Digest.
Ahead more reactions to "Terminator: Genisys" and the Entertainment Weekly cover. "Terminator: Genisys" is out on July 1, 2015.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS wants you to know it's got plenty of 'tude, like a Mountain Dew commercial from the '90s. pic.twitter.com/2eslzrjxvC
— Peter S. Hall (@PeterSHall) October 29, 2014
Those covers make Terminator: Genisys look like a damn fan film.
— Ryan Rotten (@_RyanTurek) October 29, 2014
EW cover for TERMINATOR GENISYS looks like when they get celebs to recreate famous scenes in movies for a goofy photo spread.
— John Gholson (@gholson) October 29, 2014
Following that EW cover, here’s the first official still from ‘Terminator: Genisys’ pic.twitter.com/Re72Tsf1G7
— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) October 29, 2014
Judging from these we expect the next 'Terminator: Genisys'-related news will be its direct-to-DVD announcement. pic.twitter.com/2d8gJX5mCO
— The Film Stage (@TheFilmStage) October 29, 2014
The plot to the new Terminator movie is 100% some sketch funny or die has been kicking around.
— Meredith Woerner (@MdellW) October 29, 2014