The First 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer Pays Homage To The Originals While Finally Making The Plot Coprehensible

The last few weeks have brought about a series of nostalgic trailers for fans of some of the best science fiction movie Hollywood has to offer. Who could ask for more when you get the trailer for Jurassic World and Star Wars: Episode VII within the span of just one week. Well in case you aren't exactly impressed by the formula of dinosaurs terrorizing an island, or prequel trilogies made you lose faith in any new material coming from the Star Wars brand, I might have the perfect eighties nostalgia induced trailer for you (That is, if you're a Terminator fan of course). The recent news and plot details we've been hearing about Terminator: Genisys has been confusing to say the least, but now we finally have some footage to clarify what the new installment is going for.

Below you can watch the first trailer for Terminator: Genisys (Nope, that isn't a type-o):
The film has been described as a cross between last year's X-Men: Day of Future Past and Back to the Future 2.  Like with Back to the Future 2, Genisys will revisit many of the plot points, characters, and key scenes from James Cameron's first two movies, which will be shown through an alternative timeline. While this concept was pretty heard to understand when it was just a serious of bullet points in an article, the trailer gives us a better idea on how Alan Taylor (Thor: Dark World) is planning on accomplishing this feat. The timeline of the original timeline will apparently be alternated in some way but the presence of the older version of Arnold's T-800, who was apparently be sent back to the 1960s to protect a young Sarah Connor and train her for once it arrives.
While most of those plot points were suggested in earlier rumors, the many shots the trailer consists of seem to confirm that they're legitimate. Most of the future that we'll be seeing at the beginning of the film matches correctly with what was described and partially shown in Cameron's films, which shows a future where John Connor (Played here by Jason Clarke) leads the resistance and fights alongside Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) who he decides to send back to protect his mother from being killed by the original T-800. But what we'll apparently see happen here is the Sarah (Emilia Clarke) that Reese will encounter will have been trained and protected by the older T-800, much to the surprise of Reese.
We also get a glimpse of many scenes that resemble those shown in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, arguably the most beloved film in the franchise. This is primarily suggested by the inclusion of the T-1000 model made famous by Robert Patrick in T2, but will be played here by Byung-hun Lee. It's still unknown whether this is in fact the same model that Patrick played, or an entirely different T-1000. The lack of the inclusion of a young John Connor in any of these scenes could suggest that unlike in T2, this T-1000 may be yet another Terminator sent after Connor (Or the older T-800) in the year 1984.
There are still may lingering questions about the films complex plot and multiple characters, many of which will not be clarified until the actual film is released. We can only assume that the time periods we'll be seeing in the film are the 1960s (Sarah's childhood), 1984 (When both the original T-800 and Reese were sent back), and John Connor's future, the present day and 1995 (When T2 took place) also a being a possibility. There are also several members of the film's cast absent from the trailer, including J.K.Simmons (Spider-Man) as a detective, Dayo Okeniyi (Hunger Games) as Miles Dyson's son Danny, and Matt Smith (Dr. Who) in a mystery role.
Oh and there's also this poster that I should probably put here, which literally shows absolutely nothing (But I guess it's better than just a logo):
So what do you think of the trailer for Terminator: Genisys? Are you interested in the convoluted plot Taylor going for? Do you believe it will redeem the franchise after Terminator: Salvation and Rise of the Machines? Let us know below!