Terminator Genisys Director Doesn’t Really Expect You to Understand His Movie

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago
Terminator Genisys Director Doesn’t Really Expect You to Understand His Movie

Terminator: Genisys hit theaters this weekend and finished third at the box office behind Jurassic World and Inside Out. The critics seemed to have been confused by the complicated storyline. But even the fans were a tad befuddled by the complex plot of the fifth installment of the Terminator series.

One element of the film stood out as the most confusing aspect of the film. It has an intricately layered timeline that has many in the audiences complaining. But the director Alan Taylor says that he isn’t worried, because he didn’t expect people to understand what was going on.


The subject of the confusingly complex storyline came up when Alan Taylor was talking to the Daily Beast. Taylor admitted that most people will not be able to completely understand the plotline or the situations depicted in the movie. He was instead hoping that people would accept that the logic holds in the movie and would be able to move forward along with the script.

He said that Arnold Schwarzenegger has one of the most unpronounceable, impenetrable expositional lines in the movie when he says, ‘It’s possible to remember two time frames when you enter the quantum field during a nexus moment,’ He also admitted that nobody could have any idea what he’s talking about. He also admitted that he didn’t expect anybody to get it. That’s precisely why they put Kyle saying to Sarah in the script, ‘Can you make him stop talking like that?’ Alan said that he didn’t expect the audience to get it at all. But he hoped that he had given enough ideas for the audience to nerd out on the feature film if they wanted.

Cinema Blend reported that if Genisys ultimately proved successful enough to spawn more sequels, the terminator fans can bet that they will be getting even more brainteasers like this in the next installment.

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