What Do You Expect From Terminator: Dark Fate?
I love the first and second movie. Three were fine, the rest was crap.
James Cameron made some of what I consider the best action movies: original Terminator, Aliens, and True Lies movies. Then his work went to hell: I know that Titanic and Avatar had an extraordinary success, but they are rubbish compared to T2 and Aliens.
Arnold is 71 years old and it is becoming quite absurd for a Terminator to play. Given that, and the recent history of James Cameron, I expect great disappointment.
Do You Think The Upcoming Terminator Film Will Be Good?
There is more hope for him than for post-Cameron deliveries, that’s for sure. Apparently he will ignore Terminator 3, 4, 5 completely, just fan fiction of other writers and directors.
But honestly, Arnold is old now. According to a rumor, this time it will be a human character, the man on whose youthful appearance Skynet based a Terminator model. Can you make it work if Terminator is not really Terminator?
It will be interesting to finally see Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. Of course, she can’t be “young damsel in distress” (T1) or “hardened but sexy warrior” (T2) today. However, there is something attractive about following a character for so many years. What was ultimately that grumpy waitress who had her life so horribly turned back in 1984?
And where will John Connor fit into the image?
A persistent problem is that T1 and T2 form a very decent duology on their own, which gives the story a significant bittersweet ending and sastificante already in the second film of the franchise. Everything that comes after that will tend to feel stuck, a simple theft of money.
In Terminator 2, Why Did John Connor Send Back A Machine To Protect Him That Looked Exactly Like The One That Was Sent To Kill His Mother?
When Does “Terminator Dark Fate Full Miovie” Take Place?
Terminator: Dark Fate takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and is also a direct (timeline) sequel to the first two Terminator films.
I suppose there is a silent recognition here that “90% of what we produced after the Silicon-Graphics T-1000 combat scenes was total garbage, so we will come back and do that again and again (and again) ( and again). “I don’t oppose exactly the same, some of those fights between Terminator and Terminator seem pretty decent, but it’s a bit repetitive.”
I also think they got too much of a gift: I follow the franchise quite closely and I didn’t know that Mackenzie Davis’s character was, er, different. That final water scene seems to show an old fanatic favorite showdown with the new CGI soft creature, so I guess that sets the sequence of the “final sacrifice”, or the battle of the next to the final, giving the good guys A few minutes to ready themselves. Even these are a bit derived from T4-cyborg-protagonist and T5-horrible-Arnie-’death, but (except for their non-novelty) they may be better made in this movie.
I guess the “no news” line covers a lot of my feelings here. I am a fanatic of the expensive elegant looking CGI as anyone else, but, at some point, it is necessary to tell a new story. Witness Predator III (Predators), which, although not stellar on its own merits, spun the story from a different angle than we-the-humans-are-the-murderers, we-the-humans-can-become like the aliens. Or Terminator V (really not good), which at least addresses the idea of too temporary manipulation, the deadlines are all screwed up now, we have attracted attention from the outside.
Maybe that is the type of new investment we need. Where a human decides to betray his race and join the machines. Where the future possibly * looks * “better” according to the machine rule. Where the agenda of the machine is not so black and white. Sarah Connor’s chronicles seemed to imply something like this: John Connor had joined the machines, or a splintered machine faction had bent over to serve him instead of the main threat, or there was a non-obvious third threat that required him not to fight among us, I would appreciate more of that material, as long as I didn’t wear a face of Helena Bonham Carter.
Will Terminator: Dark Fate Be As Good As 1&2?
We can only hope, can’t we?
From what I’ve seen so far, it looks to be amazing. In just over an hour, the official trailer will be released. It’s actually midnight here, I’m so excited I can’t sleep. Just this morning, a poster came out, the first official poster for the movie: