Terminator: Dark Fate

Decades after Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah Connor teams up with an unexpected ally and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Sarah Connor: Linda Hamilton
  • T-800 / Carl: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Grace: Mackenzie Davis
  • Daniella “Dani” Ramos: Natalia Reyes
  • Gabriel / REV-9: Gabriel Luna
  • Diego Ramos: Diego Boneta
  • Flacco: Ferran Fernández
  • Felipe Gandal: Tristán Ulloa
  • Young Grace (10yrs): Stephanie Gil
  • Lucas / Floor Guard: Tomás Álvarez
  • Hadrell: Tom Hopper
  • Carl’s Wife: Alicia Borrachero
  • Dani Ramos’s Father: Enrique Arce
  • Mateo: Manuel Pacific
  • Major Dean: Fraser James
  • Cholo: Pedro Rudolphi
  • Cesar Mateo: Diego Martínez
  • Pepito: Kevin Medina
  • Rigby: Steven Cree
  • US Border Riot & Locker Officer: Matt Devere
  • AFB Operator: Karen Gagnon
  • BBQ Host Dad: Neil Corbould
  • US Border – Agent Brenner: Lorna Brown
  • Craig – Factory Supervisor: Stuart McQuarrie
  • Dam Worker: José Cerós
  • Diego’s Friend at Workstation: Shadday López
  • Foreman Silvio: Pedro Hernández
  • BBQ Female Guest: Mariah Nonnemacher
  • US Border Gate Officer: Peter Schueller
  • US Border Agent: Jacques A. Nevils
  • Miguel: Daniel Ibáñez
  • Old Street Seller: Mona Martínez
  • USAF Loader: Francis McBurney
  • ICE Medic: Mikey Bharj
  • ICE Medic: Samantha Coughlan
  • US Border X-Ray Officer: James Barriscale
  • Mexican Mum on Train: Alejandra Mayo
  • Bario Neighbor: Angelica Andreu
  • Guatemalan Girl (10yrs): Iria Calero
  • Airman Graham / Tech: Dan Stroiman
  • Julia: Tábata Cerezo
  • F-35 Pilot: Nicholas Wittman
  • Pharmacist: Daniel Ortiz
  • Texas Ranger: Mark Hesketh
  • Texas Ranger: Peter Ormond
  • Detainee Axel: Joaquín Molla
  • Oldsmobile Driver: Alberto Da La Sinda
  • Mexico City Cop: Mario de la Rosa
  • US Border Desk Sergeant: Zoltán Téglás
  • JP: Blair Jackson
  • Rusty: Phillip Garcia
  • Zack Hardy: Tarnue Massaquoi
  • T. Gill: Cleveland Berto
  • Owens: Christine Horn
  • Ackers: Pete Ploszek
  • Surgeon: Mark Weiler
  • Maggie Curtis: Kacy Owens
  • Technician Curtis: Stephen Oyoung
  • Cohort: Anisha Gibbs
  • Scavenger with Club: Anthony Oh
  • Pilot #2: Josh Wood
  • John Connor (voice): Aaron Kunitz
  • John Connor Reference: Edward Furlong
  • Resistance Nurse: Geneviève Doang
  • Grace’s Mother (voice): Georgia Simon
  • C-5 Co-Pilot (uncredited): Rochelle Neil
  • T-800 (uncredited): Brett Azar
  • Young John Connor (uncredited): Jude Collie

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Lucinda Syson
  • Characters: Gale Anne Hurd
  • Costume Design: Ngila Dickson
  • Story: David S. Goyer
  • Executive Producer: Bonnie Curtis
  • Story: James Cameron
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Neil Corbould
  • Casting: Mindy Marin
  • Makeup Designer: Bill Corso
  • Makeup Supervisor: Susana Sánchez
  • Production Design: Sonja Klaus
  • Story: John Friedmann
  • Screenplay: Billy Ray
  • Executive Producer: Julie Lynn
  • Executive Producer: John J. Kelly
  • Executive Producer: Dana Goldberg
  • Extras Casting: Veronika Varjasi
  • Casting Associate: Kara Lipson
  • Director: Tim Miller
  • ADR Mixer: David Betancourt
  • Sound Recordist: Tim Gomillion
  • Sound Designer: David Grimaldi
  • ADR Recordist: David Lucarelli
  • Sound Designer: Derek Vanderhorst
  • Executive Producer: Don Granger
  • Original Music Composer: Junkie XL
  • Producer: David Ellison
  • Editor: Julian Clarke
  • Story: Justin Rhodes
  • Stunt Coordinator: Jimmy N. Roberts
  • Camera Operator: John Skotchdopole
  • Graphic Designer: Geoff Leavitt
  • Story: Charles H. Eglee
  • Stunt Coordinator: Freddy Bouciegues
  • Makeup Artist: Kate Biscoe
  • Camera Operator: Keith Dunkerley
  • Director of Photography: Ken Seng
  • Gaffer: José Luis Rodríguez
  • Key Costumer: Wendy J. Greiner
  • Digital Intermediate Colorist: Tim Stipan
  • Extras Casting: Zsuzsa Tóth
  • Stunt Coordinator: Caitlin Dechelle
  • Music Editor: Jason Schmid
  • Stunts: Amy Johnston
  • CG Supervisor: Kazuki Takahashi
  • Stunt Coordinator: Debbie Evans
  • Camera Operator: Ádám Fillenz
  • Foley Artist: Steve Baine
  • Key Makeup Artist: Dennis Liddiard
  • First Assistant Director: Lee Grumett
  • Casting Associate: Andrés Cuenca
  • Set Decoration: Nuria Muni
  • ADR Voice Casting: Georgia Simon
  • Conceptual Design: George Hull
  • Script Supervisor: Paula Casarin
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Nelson
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Craig Henighan
  • Stunt Coordinator: Lance Gilbert
  • Sound Designer: Lee Gilmore
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Bruce McCleery
  • ADR Editor: Julie Feiner
  • Gaffer: Attila Bilik
  • Set Designer: Dawn Brown
  • Art Direction: David Bryan
  • Still Photographer: Kerry Brown
  • Art Direction: Tom Still
  • Set Decorating Coordinator: Éva Zöld
  • Standby Art Director: Annamária Orosz
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jay Barton
  • Dolby Consultant: James Wright
  • Visual Effects Editor: Zack Mazerolle
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Jim Brookshire
  • Camera Operator: László Bille
  • Unit Publicist: Amanda Brand
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jeff White
  • Visual Effects Producer: Thomas Boland
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Adam Dale
  • Sound Designer: Jack Whittaker
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Carl S.G. Moore
  • Steadicam Operator: Christopher TJ McGuire
  • Set Costumer: Marina Marit
  • Stunt Coordinator: Regis Harrington
  • Visual Effects Producer: Lisa Beroud
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Eric Barba
  • Makeup Artist: Jamie Kelman
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Viktor Müller
  • Makeup Artist: Michael Ornelaz
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Marco Maldonado
  • Assistant Editor: Gary Lam
  • Costume Supervisor: Rachael Webb-Crozier
  • Hair Department Head: Michael White
  • Key Hair Stylist: Francesco Alberico
  • Camera Operator: Micky Froehlich
  • Makeup Artist: Becky Cotton
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Harry Mukhopadhyay
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: David Seager
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Skip Longfellow
  • Animation Supervisor: Nicholas Tripodi
  • Stunt Coordinator: Jason Chu
  • Art Direction: Florian Müller
  • CG Supervisor: Nathan Ortiz
  • Sound Recordist: Stephen Brown
  • Electrician: Chisko Blanco
  • Property Master: Christopher Stanback
  • Rigging Grip: King Lanaux
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jamie Hallett
  • Animation Supervisor: Liz Bernard
  • Art Direction: Claire Fleming
  • Camera Operator: Karina Silva
  • Stunt Coordinator: Mike Massa
  • Animation Supervisor: Mike Beaulieu
  • Animation Supervisor: Scott Benza
  • Makeup Department Head: Brian Sipe
  • Production Coordinator: Kathleen Keller
  • 3D Artist: Matt Anderson
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Pau Costa
  • Tattoo Designer: Pedro Raúl de Diego
  • Sound Mixer: Lee Orloff
  • Gaffer: Brian Bartolini
  • Supervising Armorer: Joss Skottowe
  • Drone Cinematographer: Colm Hogan
  • Creature Technical Director: Randall Bahnsen
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Chloe Feodoroff
  • Visual Effects Editor: Neil Mayo
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jacquelyn Racine
  • Camera Operator: Attila Csoboth
  • Animation Supervisor: Eric Petey
  • Additional Editor: Matthew G. Carson
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Rita Horváth
  • Assistant Editor: Brian Zwiener
  • Visual Effects Editor: Lei Zhang
  • Senior Animator: Scott Dace
  • Visual Effects Editor: Katrina Taylor
  • Location Manager: Zsolt Molnar
  • Production Sound Mixer: Diego Casares
  • Makeup Artist: Samantha Ward
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Arek Komorowski
  • Visual Effects Producer: Lenka Likarova
  • Set Decoration: Laura Musso
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Martine Losier
  • Key Rigging Grip: Dhamarata Dhiensuwana
  • Production Accountant: Enric Llopis
  • CG Supervisor: Avi Goodman
  • VFX Editor: Michael Gilbert
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Alex Wang
  • Stunt Coordinator: Tim Garris
  • Dolly Grip: James D. Wickman
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Sina Sultani
  • Foley Mixer: Peter Persaud
  • Stunt Coordinator: Cuco Usín
  • Script Supervisor: Martina Vazzoler
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Catherine Lecavalier
  • Boom Operator: Ben Greaves
  • Casting Associate: Natasha Vincent
  • Drone Pilot: Adam Varadi
  • CG Supervisor: Ebrahim Jahromi
  • Russian Arm Operator: Toby Plaskitt
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Ana Palazón
  • Rigging Grip: John Curran
  • Key Grip: Julio Fernández Santa
  • Production Sound Mixer: Mac Ruth
  • Set Dresser: Fante Zamora
  • Techno Crane Operator: Bogdan Iofciulescu
  • 3D Artist: Petr Hepner
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Libby Dempster
  • Makeup Artist: Montse Damas
  • Costumer: Carolina Sapina
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Dan Akers
  • Makeup Artist: Szilvia Homolya
  • Storyboard Artist: Dan Milligan
  • Casting Consultant: Eliseo Ruiz
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Alejandro Alvarez
  • Rigging Grip: Adam Murray
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Lesly Cazares
  • Key Grip: Miguel Benavides
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Sheldon Stopsack
  • Sound Mixer: János Csáki Jr.
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Greg Teegarden
  • Key Grip: Attila Szücs
  • Creature Technical Director: Gary Wu
  • Video Assist Operator: Emil Kovács
  • Sound Recordist: Tamás Bohács
  • Compositing Supervisor: Ilia Goncharov
  • Visual Effects Producer: Daniel Booty
  • Dolly Grip: Daniel Pershing
  • CG Supervisor: Mathias Lautour
  • Stunt Coordinator: Seon Rogers
  • Extras Casting: Zsolt Ferenc Maier
  • Key Grip: Guy Micheletti
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Yegor Tesler
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Michael S. Harbour
  • Lead Animator: Bill Bridges
  • VFX Production Coordinator: Matteo Veglia
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Angel Concepcion
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Juliette Lemaire
  • Lighting Supervisor: Dalmas Rémy
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Lane Howard
  • Dolly Grip: Tim Christie
  • Creature Technical Director: Gem Ronn Cadiz
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Faye Green
  • Rigging Gaffer: Alex Narváez
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Jill Salaver
  • Digital Intermediate: Cassandra Howland
  • Contact Lens Designer: Cristina Patterson
  • Stunt Coordinator: Urs Inauen
  • Techno Crane Operator: Mark Epstein
  • Standby Art Director: Zoltán Virányi-Fontan
  • Dolly Grip: Gábor Balda
  • Best Boy Grip: Vilmos Keszler
  • Set Decoration: Damián Galán Álvarez
  • Set Decoration: Ana Martínez Fernández
  • Electrician: Béla Rácz
  • Compositing Supervisor: Martin Cicmanec
  • Colorist: Anna Stalter
  • CG Supervisor: Daisuke Nagae
  • Compositing Supervisor: Michael Melchiorre
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Jody Wilson
  • Executive Producer: Edward Cheng
  • Set Decoration: Nimrod Hajdu
  • Lighting Technician: Krisztián Horváth
  • Dolly Grip: Máté Bankhardt
  • Production Accountant: Kolos Trimmel
  • Graphic Designer: Enci Bognar
  • Camera Operator: Nándor Gulyás
  • Camera Operator: Virgil Tatu
  • Production Accountant: Kinga Trimmel
  • Lead Animator: Alfonso Sicilia
  • Compositing Supervisor: Henrique Moser
  • Set Decoration: Ana Medina
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Aaron Cox
  • Set Decoration: Mike Britton
  • Key Rigging Grip: John Warner
  • Best Boy Grip: Ben D. Griffith Jr.
  • Key Hairdresser: Kornél Hidas
  • Best Boy Grip: Máté Tollay
  • Animation Technical Director: James Hollingworth
  • Compositing Supervisor: Vincent Papaix
  • Creature Technical Director: Amer Alameddine
  • Matchmove Supervisor: Julian Gregory
  • Matchmove Supervisor: Evan Fraser
  • Visual Effects Producer: David Fox
  • Art Direction: Stuart Frossell
  • Art Direction: Francesc Masso
  • Supervising Art Director: Lucienne Suren
  • Extras Casting: Marton Dancz
  • Rigging Grip: Alan Downs
  • Casting Assistant: Georgia Fleury Reynolds
  • Stunt Coordinator: Ryan Watson
  • Set Dresser: Pau Albin
  • Electrician: Roberto Escudero
  • Lighting Programmer: Tom Howard
  • ADR Recordist: Ignacio Arrojo
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Csaba László Eröss
  • Visual Effects Producer: Matthew Dravitzki
  • Set Decoration: Zsolt Várhelyi
  • Electrician: László Bánszki
  • Armorer: Péter Szántó
  • 3D Artist: Vendula Gresova
  • Compositing Supervisor: Ben Warner
  • Makeup Artist: Isabel Auernheimer
  • Art Direction: Monica Alberte
  • Art Direction: Luke Edwards
  • Art Direction: Alejandro Fernández
  • Art Department Coordinator: David Jiménez Díaz
  • Set Decorating Coordinator: Gyongyi Horvath
  • Set Dresser: Pedro Díaz Peinado
  • Set Dresser: Danny Florian
  • Set Dresser: Daniel Izar de la Fuente
  • Storyboard Artist: Jared Purrington
  • Best Boy Grip: Bruce Carothers
  • Camera Operator: Guillermo Moreno Garcia
  • Drone Operator: Roman Bugovskiy
  • Electrician: Gonzalo Fernández de la Vega
  • Electrician: Gonzalo Mañana
  • Electrician: Eduardo González Mon
  • Electrician: Diego Perez Hurtado
  • Electrician: Víctor Sarasa
  • Electrician: Edgar Solé
  • Electrician: Péter Orosz
  • Electrician: Almási Gábor
  • Electrician: Attila Korponai
  • Electrician: Dávid Perlaki
  • Electrician: József Tibor Pap
  • Electrician: Pablo Suárez Fernández
  • Electrician: József Kiss
  • Lighting Technician: Sergio Morilla
  • Epk Camera Operator: John Clisham
  • Rigging Grip: Matt Hawkins
  • Rigging Grip: James Hughes
  • Rigging Grip: Felix Merinda
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Anna Daniel
  • Hairstylist: Kristin Arrigo
  • Key Hair Stylist: Jo Best
  • Key Hair Stylist: Jessie Harrison
  • Costume Assistant: Amelia Bianchi
  • Costume Assistant: María Checa
  • Costume Assistant: Belen Hernandez Sanchez
  • Costume Assistant: Rebeca Sola
  • Costume Coordinator: Csaba Toth
  • Costume Supervisor: David Craig
  • Costumer: Zoltán Horváth
  • Set Costumer: Nora Gondocs
  • Set Costumer: Erik Spangler
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Rou Diaz Prieto
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Alex C Rivera
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Anabel Vázquez
  • Extras Casting Coordinator: Yaël Moreno
  • 3D Artist: Hasan Bajramovic
  • 3D Artist: Miroslav Kolárík
  • Animation Technical Director: Bridgette Perrers
  • CG Artist: Zdenek Hrazdira
  • CG Supervisor: Sergej Eichmann
  • CG Supervisor: Mathew Praveen
  • Compositing Supervisor: Dominic Hellier
  • Compositing Supervisor: Aleksandra Sienkiewicz
  • Creature Technical Director: Ben Sledge
  • Creature Technical Director: Geordie Martinez
  • Lighting Supervisor: Drew Wood-Davies
  • Modelling Supervisor: Magnus Skagerlund
  • Pre-Visualization Supervisor: Margaux Durand-Rival
  • Pre-Visualization Supervisor: Gallois-Montbrun Volcy
  • Pre-Visualization Supervisor: George Antzoulides
  • Senior Animator: Kenneth Meyer
  • VFX Supervisor: Matt Hallen
  • VFX Supervisor: Glenn Melenhorst
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Katya Lebedev
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Llewellyn Littlemore
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Victoria Liu
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Rebecca j Smith
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Hailie Yang
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Audrey Deschênes
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Marc St-Gelais
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Neha Samant
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Melanie Weldon
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Elijah Watson
  • Visual Effects Producer: Samantha Finkler Brainerd
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Laura Bonde Pedersen
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Daniel Stift
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Kane Stewart
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Pasquale Antonelli
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jake Maymudes
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Joseph Scarr
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: François-Côme Du Boistesselin
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Maxime Luère
  • ADR Recordist: Marta Meseguer
  • Boom Operator: Peter Schulteisz
  • Sound Engineer: Samuel R. Green
  • Stunt Coordinator: Vanessa Zamarripa
  • Assistant Editor: Jeff Bauer
  • Color Assistant: Nick Nassif
  • Location Manager: Dániel Tóth
  • Aerial Coordinator: Steven Moth
  • Production Coordinator: Anna Boglarka Botka
  • Production Coordinator: Laura Zsofia Kotz
  • Production Coordinator: Uxue Sáenz
  • Production Secretary: Mario Parra Barba
  • Travel Coordinator: Beverly Cole
  • Writers’ Assistant: Amanda Boyd
  • Layout: Carolina Jiménez
  • Concept Artist: Maciej Kuciara
  • Compositor: Gilbert Juarez III

Movie Reviews:

  • SWITCH.: Leaving ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’, I never felt like they managed to save the franchise, nor overwhelmingly glad this movie exists. It’s an adequate addition in a messy franchise that never reaches the heights of the first two films but is just above the three films before it, and because of this a lot of people will like it much more than they should. It’s not the ‘Halloween’ or even the ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ of the ‘Terminator’ franchise; it’s a fine follow up, and sadly nothing more.
    – Chris dos Santos

    Read Chris’ full article…
    https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-terminator-dark-fate-say-hasta-la-vista-you-wont-want-to-be-back

  • MSB: If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog 🙂

    When it comes to the Terminator franchise, I share the same opinion as most people. The 1984’s original became a cult classic, and it’s one of the most influential sci-fi/action films of all-time. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the (very) few sequels to such a beloved movie that actually improves on its predecessor, standing as the number one film of the saga, quality- and entertainment-wise. James Cameron left the franchise, and suddenly it all went down the sewer. While Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is still tolerable, Salvation is absolutely terrible, and the reboot, Genisys, failed to change the saga’s history compellingly. So, obviously, even with the return of Cameron to the production team, my expectations were moderately low.

    That said, Dark Fate is the best Terminator installment since T2 … which is not saying much. The last two flicks have great casts (from Christian Bale to Emilia Clarke), but their scripts are baffling bad. This time around, the cast has amazing chemistry, and their characters have better dialogue, but it comes at a cost. The last three movies possess stories that are not as captivating or entertaining (or even rational) as the first two films. Dark Fate has a much better screenplay, but again it comes at a cost. What cost is this? Basically, it repeats the exact same bits as The Terminator.

    An extremely thin line exists between paying homage to a movie and blatantly copying it. Tim Miller’s team of screenwriters walk that line, stumbling to both sides several times along the way. Some scenes are indeed wonderful nods to the saga’s first two installments, but a lot of other moments (too many, to be honest) are pretty much a copy-paste version of a significant plot point or character development arc from one of those films. In case you’re wondering, this is the reason behind some of the “hate” from both critics and fans all over the world. Nowadays, people are harsher with this sort of homages, and the previously mentioned line is getting thinner and thinner.

    Another reason for the divisive opinions is the opening sequence. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil. They simply make a sudden and surprising narrative decision that takes some of T2’s emotional impact, at least without first clarifying why they made such a call. Therefore, I gave the movie a chance to develop its idea, but it doesn’t. It just goes with it, and it never returns to this initial moment. Having this in mind, I understand if people instantly decided to hate the film based on just that very first scene…. Because it really doesn’t have any justification besides “well, we need a story”.

    Dark Fate’s screenplay is emotionally resonant, and it’s also packed with (mostly) well-directed action sequences, but it resembles the 1984’s original plot too much. There’s even a direct line from Sarah Connor saying that a particular character is the equivalent of her son, John. This unnecessary and lazy exposition is surprisingly not as used as I expected it to be, but when it occurs, it’s like they chose the lamest, silliest, worse possible moments to place it. However, I can’t deny I actually had fun with the movie.

    With a much better script than the last films, the cast was able to not only shine in a few scenes, but their incredible chemistry allowed for outstanding moments. Seeing Linda Hamilton portray Sarah Connor once again is a delight to my eyes, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is an awesome badass with hilarious lines. These two are phenomenal! Nevertheless, Mackenzie Davis steals the show as the enhanced soldier, Grace, especially regarding the action scenes. I don’t think Natalia Reyes offered what her character needed since she’s the protagonist, after all, but she’s able to stand her ground. I did enjoy Gabriel Luna take on the Terminator Rev-9, but I wish he had a little bit of more screentime besides the action.

    Tim Miller brings his talented directing chops from Deadpool and applies his action techniques to deliver a lot of entertaining sequences. The VFX team provides with some impeccable CGI, but there are a couple of shots concerning a few speed bursts that should have received better treatment.

    All in all, Terminator: Dark Fate is the best Terminator installment since Judgment Day, but it still doesn’t even reach the latter’s heels. It boasts a fantastic cast, with Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to their respective iconic roles, but Mackenzie Davis outshines both with some badass moments and great acting. Natalia Reyes, as the protagonist, is disappointingly fine. Despite the action being well-directed and the screenplay being well-written, it all comes at the cost of essentially replicating the 1984 original’s plot. Some homages are notable, but it’s so identical story-wise that it takes away any sort of surprise, severely lacking creativity. In addition to this, it makes a narrative decision in the opening sequence that removes some of T2’s emotional impact, damaging the saga’s best movie and one of the greatest sci-fi/action films of all-time. I don’t exactly recommend it, but if you’re a fan of the franchise, go see it but with moderate expectations.

    Rating: C

  • JPV852: Pretty good (second) reboot for this long-running franchise with some decent action, respectable enough visual effects (some parts looked off, though) and I did genuinely liked the two new cast members while Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger were fine.

    That being said, it’s also pretty clear this is not a franchise that needed to have gone beyond the two movies (and I might give leniency to “The Sara Connor Chronicles”). The saving grace is that on the technical front, it was an entertaining popcorn flick but like Genysis (which I also liked tbh), not really sure when I would revisit. **3.5/5**

  • Matthew Brady: “For John.”

    ‘Dark Fate’ was meh. I mean it’s basically the Force Awakens of the franchise just more cash grab. Like…how many times can they keep alternating T1 & T2, and yet it’s astounding that it never ruins the legacy of the series.

    Despite all that, it’s the third best in the series. At least this movie knows that Terminator is not for kids! I had some engagement in the movie, even through the reason being that it follows a familiar plot line.

    Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are both the stand outs. Hamilton playing a cranky bad-ass and Arnold playing an involved machine that has a life of his own. Mackenzie Davis was surprisingly not as annoying as I thought she will be just from the marketing alone. Her character was straight forward in terms of motivation and can take damage.

    Tim Miller really knows how to direct action scenes effectively and in this movie he delivers some grand action set pieces. However, after seeing the movie a few days ago, only a small selection stick to memory.

    Gabriel Luna did a decent job playing the new advance Terminator. They took the “Robert Patrick” approach with picking an ordinary looking guy and making him into the biggest threat of humanity. Although it was a bit hard for me to feel threaten by him as throughout the movie he seemed easily out match by pretty much everyone.

    I didn’t really buy into Dani played by Natalia Reyes as the main “saviour of the future”, mainly because of her stiff acting and everytime she holds a gun it’s twice her size.

    The visual effects at times looked pretty OK, but the rest looked really bad. It really doesn’t help when there’s close ups on the effects where you can see the fakeness. At times the movie was a little too dark and I don’t mean in tone, just whenever it’s night time.

    Overall rating: Not as great as T1 & T2, but nothing will without James Cameron magic touch.

  • Gimly: Let it never be said that they aren’t trying. Everybody’s trying, even the cast, and there was a genuine question mark over the head of that one going in, but people have been trying to make a great _Terminator_ sequel for a very long time, and not a one of them has succeeded at the job since before I was even born, so maybe what we really need, is for the film industry to just stop trying for a little while. Not stop trying to make good movies, just stop trying to make Terminator movies. Like, at all.

    _Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

  • Kamurai: Great watch, would watch again, and do recommend.

    First, time travel is the worst, but it’s what allows the premise.

    I don’t like divergent timelines, but it allows for some interesting scenarios, so when an android that never would have been created kills someone that would had stopped it from existing had it not been erased from existence, I’m a little interested.

    The other big difference, and I’m not really opposed, is that they turned this into a women’s empowerment movie when it could have just been bad ass women on screen and it wouldn’t have slapped the audience so hard. Plus there is a weird parallel there where they still need a “big strong man” to save them, but it’s a machines, so the only man a woman really needs is a “machine”? I don’t know, I really liked the movie, and I sure wouldn’t change the cast, just maybe point it in a more linear direction than the “protect the womb” mislead they threw in to throw shade at the original.

    Linda Hamilton is just as bad ass as ever, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is really keeping up too. I love Mackenzie Davis in this: she plays a no-nonsense, dedicated soldier so well.

    Unfortunately Natalia Reyes just doesn’t sell the character she’s supposed to be to me, and Gabriel Luna doesn’t quite pop for some reason. Granted the T-1000 has some surprise and charm to it that the REV-9 doesn’t quite have just in the nature of it.

    I will say the REV-9 does bring a very specific flavor to the action, being 1, 1.5, or even 2 separate characters really has a lot of potential to it, and I do want to see a different story that does intelligence work with a similar concept, but the action this gives is pretty sweet.

    And that’s where it is special, mostly in the nano-bot effects. Most of the rest of the action is pretty standard, but good, and Mackenzie Davis does such a great job playing up being super powered against such a crazy machine. I do how she joins the Marvel Universe.

    Fans of the Terminator franchise, androids, action should like this, though I’ll admit it’s not a return for formula, but it better than some of the other movies in the franchise.

  • snunes97: It has its fair share of time travel nonsense and weird timeline stuff, but it’s still **so much better than Terminator Genisys**. The cast is pretty good and the action is great to watch. If this is the last Terminator movie, at least it ends on a decent note.
  • CinemaSerf: Terrible film… the use of CGI was very imaginative (if repetitive) but the acting was wooden and the storyline (?) was pathetic. Better than Hellboy 3 – but a damn close thing…
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