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'The Terminator': What fans say about the new movie title

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(Read caption) Arnold Schwarzenegger in a director's chair on the set of the latest Terminator film, posted on his Facebook page.

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It’s too easy, but we’ll say it anyway: Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back.

The actor-turned-governor is returning to the “Terminator” franchise for the new installment in the series, which will be released in 2015, and Schwarzenegger recently revealed the title of the new film. Unfortunately, however, many fans aren’t thrilled with it.

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On Aug. 6, Schwarzenegger posted a photo to Instagram and Facebook of himself sitting in a chair with “Terminator: Genisys” on the back. With the picture, the actor wrote:

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Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding. From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup - we couldn't have done it without you. I can't wait to see our finished project and I know we'll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. On July 1, 2015, I'll be back.” 

Some were tactful with their criticism of the title, with The Wire writer Esther Zuckerman noting that “the latest ‘Terminator’ movie has an interesting way of spelling things,” while others were more strident, with io9 writer Rob Bricken titling his article “Typo somehow becomes new official Terminator movie title.” Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly writer Darren Franich supplied “101 better titles for Terminator: Genisys” in his article, ending with “literally anything at all.”

Title aside, the movie will star Schwarzenegger presumably reprising his famous role; Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones” as Sarah Connor, mother of the leader of the revolt against the machines, according to Deadline; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” actor Jason Clarke as her son John, according to the Guardian; Jai Courtney of “Divergent”; and “Doctor Who” actor Matt Smith.

“Genisys” is directed by Alan Taylor, who was also behind the 2013 movie “Thor: The Dark World,” among others.


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