“I’ll be back.” When Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered that iconic line in the first Terminator movie during the Reagan years, little did he know it would mean in 2015. But here we are with the second trailer for Paramount and Skydance’s summer tentpole Terminator: Genisys, with the first having hit the field during the Super Bowl. The machines have sent a Terminator back in time to before the war to kill Sarah Connor (if you don’t know who she is, we’re surprised you’re reading this). Her son John (Jason Clarke) sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect her, and the rest of humanity, and keep the future intact. When Reese arrives, he meets the bad-guy-broke-good Terminator/Guardian (Schwarzenegger) and learns that they all have been preparing for his arrival. Then John Connor shows up in that past, much to Mom’s delight — but there’s a little something different about Johnny Boy.
There are huge set pieces, ace molten-metal FX and even a few of the signature Ahneld one-liners that padded the Judgment Day enjoyment level. A young Mr. Olympia also makes an appearance. Emilia Clarke plays Sarah, and the cast also includes newly minted Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. Alan Taylor directed from a script by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The film bombards a megaplex near you on July 1.