This movie was made for one reason and one reason only. To reboot this series and simply introduce it as an original idea to a new generation of movie fans that were not born when the originals were out. Being honest, this is not really a bad movie. There is some to like. The effects are great of course. The action is fine, and the story has some new twists and turns that keep you in the game.
Problem is, the whole time is just reeks of making a movie for no other reason to give Arnold Schwarzenegger a job, and make a ton of money hopefully from a new box office generation and some from those who remember the glory days of this series.
As much as they try, there really is nothing hew here to get excited about. The war with the machines is trying to be avoided by protecting Sarah Conner who hasn't given birth to the leader of the resistance yet, by time travel. Then there is time travel here, and there, and everywhere....enough please.
This movie tries to be smarter than the originals, but it's not. It tries to be original, but it can't. And it tries to be up dated, but it isn't. There is nothing wrong with the originals, and this is simply new box office fodder to try to profit off and old idea again. I say, save a ton of production costs and put the originals back in theaters with them digitally enhanced. They would do just as well, and be far more entertaining as they were made by far more skilled filmmakers.
Terminator:Genisys. A rental if you must in 90 days.