10 Movies That Subverted Expectations (And Fans Hated It)

10. Terminator: Genisys

Paramount Pictures

A new Terminator movie – Terminator: Dark Fate – is on the way this October, but many people like to think of the Terminator franchise as having ended with 1991’s Judgment Day. If you remember, Rise of the Machines totally soured fans, but Salvation went even further in being a complete and utter stinker. And then, well then there was Terminator: Genisys.

Going into the movie, we were all expecting to see John Connor heading a resistance force against the no-good, nefarious machines that were looking to wipe out mankind; that being what we'd been taught to expect since the franchise began way back in 1984. Only, that was far from what we ultimately got.

Terminator: Genisys took the foundations of what we knew about the franchise – that John Connor was set to lead the human fightback and save our future – and spun it totally on its head by revealing that *shock horror* John Connor was actually a T-3000.

It came as no surprise to hear that, post-Genisys, the Terminator series was again having a shake-up; Terminator: Dark Fate being a reboot of sorts that will ignore all three films since Judgment Day.

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