Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) – Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Terminator is back and it is forgetting everything after Terminator 2: Judgement Day, which some people won’t like the idea of, some people will love the idea of, but me, if James Cameron is happy with that idea, then it is good with me. And seeing as he helped to produce it, I think he is more than happy about it!
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back, well he did say he would be! The story takes place twenty-two years after Sarah Connor saving the world from Skynet, life has not been simple for her, however. Arnie’s Terminator (well one of the models) is still on earth, but he’s changed over time. Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna – Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D -Ghost Rider at his calmly psychopathic best) has been sent to hunt and kill Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) by Legion who now terrorises the future. However, the new resistance has sent cybernetically enhance Grace (Mackenzie Davis) to give her protection and then the circle of hunt and fight, stand and fight, blow up everything and fight begins.
Linda Hamilton is grizzly and gruff and a damn fine action hero, Arnie is still a legend and whatever type of Terminator he plays, from the original killer to the softer Guardian in Genisys, he will forever own the character and make him watchable in whatever guise he is. Natalia Reyes brings vulnerability and then a growth to her role as Dani and I hope to see this character in the future(just not the dystopian future she exists in) and Mackenzie Davis is a new action star for the modern film era.
Unfortunately the film has made a huge loss at the box office, it looks like the general public are not in the mood for another Terminator film, so there will probably not be any more following on from this story and the Terminator will disappear until someone else reboots it(far, far too many reboots in the cinema now).
I on the other hand, really enjoyed this story, lots of great action, one-liners thrown around liberally, two screen icons back together and three very good supporting actors who make the roles their own. Terminator 15: Worth a Watch!