Terminator Dark Fate – Action
Category – Movie
Content – Does it work when you bring Sarah Connor and the original Terminator back together? It sure started to! The beginning of Terminator Dark Fate started out strong. A new female and male dropped into Earth, and the movie keeps us guessing as to who they are. Are they both new Terminators? Turns out one is there to protect Dani and one is there to terminate her. Grace and Dani hook up with Sarah Connor, who has been receiving texts with coordinates to locations, the texts read “For John”. Another set of coordinates leads them to the original terminator, who after killing John Connor, has adapted to the human way of life the best he can (he is still a machine). This unlikely group of four set out to destroy the REV-9, if they can. While the action is your typical terminator fights, there is a plane and underwater sequence that I simply didn’t care for. It seems really out of character and premise for the movie. The movie kind of loses me at this point. While I liked the premise, I believe that some sagas are meant to just be done. Let’s hope this is the case with Terminator. PS I still believe T2 with Robert Patrick is the best one! This scores a 6 out of 10.
Acting – Sure, its fun watching Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger put up their dukes at each other. Mackenzie Davis and Gabriel Luna do good jobs as the enhanced human and REV-9. And Natalia Reyes does a great job playing Dani. I think the ensemble cast is fun to watch; although this is your typical action, blow em up film. There is lots of good choreographed fights, which I am sure the stunt team deserves credit for! Scores a 7 out of 10.
Duration – 2 hrs 8 mins. This could have been condensed if they took out the unbelievable plane and underwater sequences. Something less dramatic could have happened and would have cut some time off this. I believe this would have been good for the film. This gets a 5 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Terminator Dark Fate – 18 out of 30.
Recommended Watch – If you like the Terminator saga, sure. Let’s just hope this one is the last!!!