Coming Distractions: The new trailer for Terminator Genisys gives away a major plot twyst

[If the headline of this piece, and its accompanying text, were not enough to alert you that the new Terminator: Genisys trailer gives away some important plot information about the film, and you then click on the trailer, and get mad about learning that information, that’s on you.]

Terminator: Genisys trailers have been appearing with the cold relentlessness of a time-traveling killing machine. Now, it appears that the emotionless trailers have jumped temporal boundaries to claim one more important target: any sense of surprise generated by an arguably major Terminator: Genisys plot twist.

Time travel as a franchise reboot strategy has become increasingly popular in recent years, first with J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, then Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Of course, the Terminator movies are based on the premise of time-jumping, and have long used the conceit to make incremental story changes. And indeed, earlier …

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