- In Theatres
- November 1st
I do not understand why they keep trying to make these movies happen, it’s never going to happen.
The year was 1991, the world was a much different place. In that year we got one of the best action movies ever made by the legend himself James Cameron. Terminator 2: Judgement Day remains a classic, but ever since, Hollywood has tried making new Terminator films and well failing miserably. Sometimes you just need to stop and move on. The Terminator franchise had an incredible run but since then, it’s been nearly 20 years of terrible sequels. The newest addition, Terminator: Dark Fate appears no different.
So Linda Hamilton herself is back as Sarah Connor. That is the huge selling point of this new installment, perhaps going for a kind of Logan vibe here. She’s old, she’s beat up, but she is still a complete badass. But it all seems like a mess. The first two Terminators kept things simple, yet the action was incredible and the story telling was fantastic. Now, everything is so far overblown and over the top, it just doesn’t feel like the same franchise anymore. Of course the man himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as THE Terminator since they can’t possibly do this without him. However, he’s old now and not quite the same lean, mean, machine ass kicking machine he was in the 90s.
As a whole, it just feels so familiar, from the villains, we get it, liquid metal is awesome, it’s time to create something new and exciting. Yes, there seems to be a new kind of Terminator played by Mackenzie Davis, but it’s just not enough. The only saving grace of the trailer was the warehouse sludge-hammer fight, which looked awesome. Tim Miller the man behind Deadpool is in control this time around which could be cause for some hope though credit for the success of Deadpool belongs more to Ryan Reynolds than the director. Time will tell, but it will be shocking if this gets good reviews or even makes a dent at the box-office.
*still courtesy of Paramount Pictures*