Let me begin by saying, At least this installment is being directed by Mcg. I'll leave it to you to decide if that is sincere, or ironic.
The TERMINATOR has a flawed concept at it?s very core. The premise that computer AI, when advanced enough, will decide to eradicate all human life. If that is true, as the movies and show implies, then humanity is inevitably dead. There can be no prevention. There can be no victory. Humanity would be dead. The ONLY chance for survival that hu8mans would have would be to prove that premise incorrect. To find a way for computer AI, at it?s most advanced, to WANT to live harmoniously with humanity. The only hope we would get.
The other obvious issue is the idea that John Connor is the singular, and unique, savior of all mankind. First of all, what about him would be so special? Secondly, if they went back in time to create John, why not just create a world of Saviors?
The other problem I have with the TERMINATOR series is the dichotomy of a force of humans fighting for humanity, all of whom seem to have no connection to humanity whatsoever. They are all miserable, unjoyous, and full of hate and resentment. The characters that end up seeming the closest to human are the robots who are struggling to fight for good.