James Cameron has long considered The Terminator franchise something that is completely out of his hands. Despite the fact that he created the popular sci-fi property, which spawned four sequels and a TV series, he's never seemed too interested in the title since handing over the reigns after the extremely popular and well-received Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. Many people were unhappy with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the first movie he didn't direct. And while Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles certainly has its fans, no one seemed to like 2009's Terminator Salvation at all. This summer we're getting the 5th movie, Terminator Genisys, and it sets out to reboot the movie's jagged timeline. Today, Yahoo released a video with James Cameron giving his honest reaction to Terminator Genisys.
James Cameron isn't someone who throws praise lightly. He is often very critical, and is known to give his honest opinion. So we can get a little excited about his reaction here. He praises Terminator Genisys, explaining that he had absolutely nothing to do with it. He's just a fan boy watching a movie. The best part comes when he calls this new installment the real Terminator 3, giving it his full blessing.
In Terminator Genisys, when John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future. Take a look as James Cameron reacts to watching Terminator Genisys for the first time: