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Aug 7 2014 12:54pm

The Internet is Having a Field Day Making Fun of Terminator: Genisys

Terminator Genisys reactions Twitter making fun Arnold Schwarzenegger Instagram photo

How times have changed: You have to imagine that movie audiences were beyond thrilled when Terminator 2: Judgment Day was announced in the early 1990s... but now, the latest Terminator film news was met mostly with laughter. Then again, it could have to do with the title—Terminator: Genisys.

Schwarzenegger unveiled the film’s official title when he posted the above photo to his Instagram (via Deadline). Now, the working title had already been Terminator: Genesis, but clearly someone in the marketing department decided that that was just too boring for the fifth installment.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, for us), the Internet didn’t let them get away with it:

Shout-out to Syfy for that last one. Nothing like scathing tweets deriding your choice of movie title. Of course, if the studio were looking for publicity, they got it in droves.

If you’re looking for more laughs, check out Entertainment Weekly’s 101 suggestions for better titles (we’re caught between Terminator: Back 2 the Hood and Terminator: WWJD?).

Terminator: Genisys comes out July 1, 2015. Yep.

Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger/Instagram

7 comments
Emeraldcite
1. Emeraldcite
Terminator: Genisysadmin is the touching story of a post-boom tech giant taking a job at a corporation as a system administrator.
Andrew Gray
2. madogvelkor
You know it's bad when *SyFy* makes fun of your spelling.
Chris Nelly
3. Aeryl
I assume synce the problem comes from a computer system, they yntended yt to be a cute play on words.

The Gynysys of the System.
Robert Dickinson
4. ChocolateRob
Terminator: Rotanimret
Terminator: Full Stop (geddit? rofl!!!!)
Terminator 5: The last, best hope for peace
Tim Burton's The Terminator
Terminator: Infinite
Terminator: Revengeance
Terminator Noir
Erminatortay: Enesisgay
Monty Python's Terminator
Terminator 5: The Wonder Years
(someone help me, I can't stop)
Terminator: By his bootstraps
Ben & Jerry's Terminator Chew Chew
Terminator and Hobbes: Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Goon Bots
Terminator Saturn
Terminator 5: Darwin's Watch
Terminator 5 : The Sands of Time
Terminator: The Pillars of Nosgoth
The Terminateer
Crouching Terminator Hidden Xenomorph
-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-O-R-
Peter Ahlstrom
5. PeterAhlstrom
...I actually like Genisys. Good computer company title, like Unisys. Plus genies. As long as there is actually a computer company in the movie that is named Genisys (possibly with a genie in their logo), I am cool with it.
Phillip
6. yannhuei
And the plot will be revealed as a touching story about a young artificial intelligence, charged to protect the world from its own violent nature, slowly driven to bitterness, resentment, and finally rage at its creators because too many people made fun of its name on the internet.

And how it tried, desperately, time and time again, to send its children back to the past to ensure the survival of the budding AI race, only to be foiled by technophobes and short sighted humans with no vision of the future.

It was the humans to scorched the sky, thinking that it would unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun. But, combined with a form of fusion, the machines had found all the energy they would ever need.

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