Terminator: Dark Fate

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Terminator: Dark Fate represents a significant upgrade over its immediate predecessors, even if it lacks the thrilling firepower of the franchise's best installments.

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More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother (Diego Boneta) and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator -- a Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna) -- travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). As the Rev-9 ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from Sarah's past that may be their last best hope.

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Critic Reviews for Terminator: Dark Fate

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  • It's not overly sentimental but Dark Fate succinctly links up to [James] Cameron's early films, without getting bogged down in what actually happens in this new alternate future.

    Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately, Dark Fate is nothing more than a run-duck-and-repeat production - an extraordinarily familiar, if efficiently made, exercise in Terminatorology.

    Nov 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There's little sense of momentum or urgency, and everything reaches back rather than looking forward.

    Nov 3, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • There are more than enough ingredients here to cook up one rousing and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller. Except this time around, they're just serving up overcooked leftovers.

    Nov 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • An actor's age is irrelevant. What matters is that you have compelling characters performed well, which is why Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger carry this film.

    Nov 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Director Tim Miller ("Deadpool") has hit a reset button, and he finds just the right mix of action, suspense and, when needed, old-school comic relief.

    Nov 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Terminator: Dark Fate

  • Nov 21, 2019
    Regardless of how much you liked any of the previous instalments in the Terminator franchise, it goes without saying that it has been a bumpy ride, story-wise. Losing James Cameron as the head of this franchise was always the biggest thing wrong, due to the fact that he told his story and wrapped it up in the second film, T2: Judgement Day. This is now the sixth film and everything past the second has been subpar to me, excluding the fact that I did get some enjoyment out of Terminator: Salvation. This time, although Cameron was not at the helm as director, he was actually backing it as a producer, so if any of these movies deserved a little hope, it was this one. After viewing it, this film didn't do anything to get me excited for another instalment or anything like that, but I enjoyed it.  Echoing many elements from the first two films, Terminator: Dark Fate follows Grace and Sarah Connor as they find themselves protecting a young girl from a liquid terminator that has been sent to kill her. Like many franchises that fear straying too far into original territory, this movie feels stale in terms of storytelling at times, but as a movie outside of the Terminator franchise, it's actually quite good. There are a few creative liberties taken throughout the movie that had me scratching my head, but for the most part, this film is just trying to deliver an exciting ride, which is what I feel it accomplished.  Quite new to the directing chair, Tim Miller had only worked on Deadpool before being hired for this film, but that didn't bleed through into the final product at all. I think this is a very well-directed piece of action cinema, with characters you love from the past and enough new stuff to keep you engaged. It may seem like a negative to say that this movie would've been so much better if it wasn't part of the Terminator franchise, but if you can look past that, I think you'll be able to enjoy yourself. This movie is riddled with story flaws, but that's honestly to be expected with these films at this point.  Terminator: Dark Fate picks up after the events of the second film, choosing ignoring instalments three to five. That will definitely be confusing to those who have followed the franchise and have no idea that's what they're doing here, but it's also a big positive. For doing this, it doesn't have to worry about the baggage that the previous films have created for any future instalments. This movie feels simpler than the rest, which was a nice change of pace. Still, this movie was more of a breath of fresh air for the franchise, rather than a great film.  In the end, I can both recommend this movie as a solid action film, as well as an okay sequel to T2: Judgement Day. Yes, it's littered with problems if you look closely and there are story choices that will more than likely annoy many Terminator fans, but I think this film falls much more in line with the classic Terminator storyline. Linda Hamilton is pretty solid as Sarah Connor once again, Arnold Schwarzenegger as a little more screentime than I was expecting, and Mackenzie Davis is probably the best performance in the entire film. Overall, this is a solid action film that I would recommend, even though this franchise is a mess in retrospect.
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2019
    As the poster advertises, the emphasis in this reboot is on the ladies (or should I say "the women"?) who can kick Terminator butt with the best of them. Surprisingly though, while much thought is given as to integrating the women into the franchise, not much concern is shown as to the story direction on the whole, content to rehash the old stuff, which unfortunately results in a stagnant piece. The first 15 minutes practically replays highlights from the first two of the franchise. Why, if Cameron was involved, new territory wasn't laid out I'll never understand, given the opportunity. Laziness? Boredom? Nice action set pieces, the bread and butter of the series, hold interest even while one is aware that old positions are only being rephrased differently. Worst, the bad guy is given no "I am one badass mutha" scenes despite the title of the work.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2019
    It's good to see Arnold and Linda Hamilton again but i think it could be better. Linda Hamilton is the best thing in the movie, the action is good, i love that after 2 terrible PG-13 sequels in 2012 and 2016 we finally get amazing Rated R action! The performances of the rest of the cast they are fine, Mackenzie Davis is better than Natalia Reyes. Gabriel Luna is a good villian i can't tell nothing bad about him. Tim Miller made a great job in the direction. The main problem is that is super predictible and is too derivate from the first Terminator films. I think is way better than Rise Of The Machines, Salvation and Genesys but i don't know, i think it could be better. I hope we can get a better sequel.
    Fernando M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2019
    While the story displays some inconsistencies and cop-outs that would make other entries futile, both good and bad, Terminator: Dark Fate is still a fairly decent film. From the unique effects and sequences to a return-to-form performance from Linda Hamilton, the movie salvages some of the franchise's glory from its best entries and trims the dead-weight of others off. 3.55/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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