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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)


Linda Hamilton
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Mackenzie Davis
Natalia Reyes
Gabriel Luna

Directed by Tim Miller

The movie is for me amazing, I cannot understand how come people are finding it hard to get on the franchise, maybe it is because of the gap between Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and every other sequel. The sequels that follow have not been bad, but like this movie they have not made a splash in the box office. This was meant to start a new set of Terminator movies, but due to the bad box office returns that will not happen.

Terminator movies have a similar background plot, in the future man will create an A.I. which will then become advanced and see man as a problem. The A.I. will rise up against man and start killing it, in the future a resistance will be formed started by a leader who will then be a problem to the advancement of this A.I.
So, the A.I. creates a time machine and sends a Terminator (a machine with is crafted in humanoid form, and has a skin like cover to disguise as a human) to the past to kill the leader of the resistance. That has been the underlining plot of all Terminator movies and this movie is no different.
As usual the resistance gets a hold of the same time traveling machine and send a protector to the past to save the leader of the future resistance.

If you are like me and you grew up in the 90s, Terminator 2:Judgment Day (1991) was like the best thing ever. James Cameron made a movie that just set our world alive. After the events of Judgment Day the story of Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and her son John who saved the world during the events Judgment Day have continued. We have had Terminator 3: Rise of theMachines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), TerminatorGenisys (2015), and a television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009). All following the after effects of Judgment Day.

Cameron came back to the franchise and decided to ignore every movie and series done and just go back to Judgment Day. This new Terminator movie Dark Fate continues from the events of Judgment Day and Cameron is not messing around. In the first three minutes of the movie, we learn that John Connor may have been the savior of mankind in Judgment Day but he no longer is relevant.
In Judgment Day they stopped skynet (the name of the A.I.) the future has now changed, the new A.I. is called Legion and it is following similar objectives like skynet.
We get to witness in the first three minutes of the movie some powerful visual effects of anti-aging to pass the message that the story of John Connor has ended.

The movie starts twenty-two years after Judgment Day and the new savior to be protected is Dani (Natalia Reyes). To kill her the machines from the future has sent an advanced Terminator called Rev-9 (Natalia Reyes) remember the T-1000 from Judgment Day well a much advanced version of that. Her protector also from the future is Grace (Mackenzie Davis) a cybernetically enhanced soldier. Also in this movie other than Sarah Connor we have the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

Chased by Rev-9 these formed team, must stop Rev-9 before he kills Dani.

This is a fine film that lovers of the franchise will enjoy, but that will basically be it. It is sad that there is no more continuity to this. This is how Terminator Genisys (2015) ended, with so much room for more, but bad boxoffice returns meant no more. I guess we are seeing the last of Terminator for a long time.


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