Friday, November 1, 2019


 Terminator: Dark Fate is directed by Tim Miller and stars Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta. The plot of the movie is Sarah Conner and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future. I love the first two Terminator films they are two of the best action movies of all time, but every subsequent sequel has gotten worse and worse to the point where when a new Terminator movie comes out it's hard for me to care. When they announced that Terminator: Dark Fate was going to serve as the direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day and ignore the other movies I got very excited.    Terminator: Dark Fate is a dull disrespectful lackluster creatively bankrupt and visually unimpressive attempt to milk the classic movies for cheap nostalgia bucks while also shitting all over them. The biggest problem with the movie is the opening scene it's basically a huge fuck you to Terminator 2. Linda Hamilton is back in this movie as Sarah Conner, and she looks like she didn't even want to be involved. Her character is completely ruined by being in this trash.   Gabriel Luna plays The Rev-9 the new evil Terminator, and he is the most boring generic unthreatening antagonist in any of these movies, and he just serves to be a punching bag for the heroes. Arnold is back as the T-800 and of course, he looks just as bored as Linda Hamilton.    Natalie Reyes plays Dani Ramos the generic teenage girl that needs to be protected who looks just as boring as she did in the trailers. Remember John Connor remember how interesting it was to see the future savior of the human race portrayed as an asshole delinquent. Edward Furlong made him cool, likable, and funny while also giving him a strong element of humanity and morality that ultimately brings his mother back from the brink of becoming a murderous psychopath. Those were the good days now look at what we have an absolute block of wood. The pacing in this movie is awful the amount of time between action sequences seems so vast. They do try to fill the time between action scenes with character development, but the problem is these characters are so dull and pathetic it just makes the movie seem like it will never end.    This movie doesn't do anything remotely creative or different. Ultimately Terminator: Dark Fate is a retread of the same story we've always had replicating the same ideas and dealing with the same themes that The Terminator series has already covered far more competently and effectively. It is very obvious that they intend is to start a new trilogy that will certainly never happen.  0 out of 5 stars for Terminator: Dark Fate. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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