The first official trailer for “Terminator Genisys” has arrived after teasing fans with a 16-second clip last week. There’s a lot to dissect in the first full-length trailer for the upcoming blockbuster, which is packed with action, drama, time travel paradoxes and, of course, robots shooting and being shot.
Below is a rundown of the most striking moments from the “Terminator Genisys” trailer:
John Connor’s Scar
Jason Clarke is no Christian Bale. Still, it looks like the new John Connor actor is carrying his “Terminator Salvation” predecessor’s scars. The leader of the human resistance against the machine uprising is out to stop another time-traveling plot that would see robots sent back in time to try and kill his mother Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) before she can have him. It’s unclear if the film will directly address the scars as war wounds from the end of “Salvation” or if some crazy time vortex will have erased those events as well.
Throwback From The Future
It’s hard to imagine that anyone other than Arnold Schwarzenegger could have taken on the iconic role of the Terminator in the first two films. However, this still from the future, presumably just before the killer machine was sent back to take out Sarah, shows that Skynet had a bevy of humanoid options to send into the past. It’s an eerie image but a fun one to see considering its direct implications on the first film.
Come With Me If You Want To Live
Is there anything the Khaleesi can’t do? Ok, it’s not fair to only view the talented Emilia Clarke based on her now iconic “Game of Thrones” character, but it’s hard not to notice the similarities between her version of Sarah Connor. They’re both leaders, they’re both completely bada--, they both know more about what’s going on than you ever will and they’re both fighting for the good of the family. After a dead solid perfect delivery of the film’s most famous line, Clarke explains to the new time traveler (Jai Courtney) that everything he and the audience knows about the franchise’s timeline has been thrown out the window.
The Only Man Who Could Beat Schwarzenegger
Speaking of time travel paradoxes, Sarah Connor explains that she and an older Terminator have already taken care of the first Terminator sent back in time to kill her (did you follow all that?). The trailer shows an older Schwarzenegger blowing his younger self away with a shotgun. Does this mean the first, and subsequent films didn’t happen?
The Scary Goo Cyborgs Are Back
What’s scarier than an unstoppable cyborg assassin? Why an unstoppable cyborg assassin made of malleable goo that can be turned into weapons of course! This monster first made its way into our nightmares by way of Robert Patrick in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” in 1991. Now, in 2015 it will be back in the form of Byung-hun Lee. Should fans expect a final set piece involving an inexplicable vat of molten metal?
It’s official, the Terminator we’ve come to know and love is older now. If films like “Expendables,” “Last Stand” and “Sabotage” have taught us anything, it’s that Schwarzenegger has still got it in him to be a killer action star. However, not even the former governor can fight the ravages of time and play an ageless robot. As a result, the film’s story seems to have found a way to explain his age and, dare we say, lean into it by giving him a full head of gray hair that didn’t exist earlier on in the trailer. What this means for the plot will remain a mystery until fans check out “Terminator Genisys” on July 1, 2015.
Check out the trailer below to see every second of the film's first teaser.