Terminator Dark Fate – Review

Posted: June 27, 2020 in -

J. Giambrone

p14592194_v_h8_abReuniting Arnold and Sarah Connor, this film wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Not high praise, but come on: we’re on T5 now, and the previous couple were less than inspiring.

The story takes a giant leap back to the beginning to rekindle the magic that launched the series. A girl is targeted for termination by time-travelling killer robots, because she holds the key to the future.

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Enter Mackenzie Davis, who shows up in everything these days! So, what’s a spoiler and what isn’t at this point? Hmmm. They went to some lengths to keep the players a mystery for as long as possible.

A couple of problems poked out at me. Not enough build-up for the Sarah/John Connor scene. The director opted for a fancy digital transition instead, rather than characterization. Later, the airplane sequence is so over the top it’s almost comical. When…

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