'Terminator: Genisys' Plot Details Reveal Terminator Now More of a Bicentennial Man-Style Nanny

October 30, 2014

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Get ready for a neural net processor--a learning computer--that will learn how to braid a little girl's hair before sending her off to school, because apparently the Terminator is a dad now.

The cover story of the latest Entertainment Weekly has revealed some of the changes we can expect from the rebooted Terminator: Genisys, and chief among them is that now Sarah Connor will have been raised since the age of nine by Schwarzenegger's aging Terminator. Consequently, by the time she's an adult, "Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who's great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion," and all the funniest scenes of Kindergarten Cop seem mundane to her.

Her Termifather--whom Sarah calls "Pops," because her leather jacket has turned her into a 1950s street tough--has told her about her fate of birthing humanity's savior, but as a robot of the future, he's also raised her progressively enough that she "fundamentally rejects that destiny." And according to producer David Ellison, "It's her decision that drives the story in a very different direction." Maybe now Sarah Connor just focuses on her career for the first film, then she'll decide if she even wants to have a messiah.

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