While the first two “Terminator” films are still amazing movies, the last three weren’t enjoyed by audiences or critics. Even though she recorded a voiceover for 2009’s ‘Terminator: Salvation’ it would seem that Linda Hamilton is agreeing with the masses. Of ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’,’Terminator: Salvation’, and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ she says that “They’re very forgettable, aren’t they?”
Yes, outside of complaining about their lack of quality, they are!
Hamilton also feels she might know part of the reason behind that sentiment:
“You start something, and you’re invested in the franchise, but somehow the characters that you care about weren’t there. Too many people, too many story points. So I think we’ve done a good job of narrowing down the focus again so it will echo the first two films.”
That is good news for fans! However, at one point, Hamilton almost didn’t want to make a return to the franchise at all:
“I gave it probably six weeks of intense thinking and consideration before deciding to do it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to. I didn’t want it to look like a shameless money grab. I am living this quiet, lovely life that doesn’t involve being a celebrity, and you really have to think, do I really want to trade that in again for another 15 minutes?”
The reason she joined ‘Terminator: Dark Fate‘ was due to the rough script she was given. It was incomplete, but there was enough evolution of the characters to draw her in as it is based on a reset timeline that puts the events in the upcoming sequel to follow the events of the first two movies and ignore the rest.
Don’t expect her to say “I’ll be back” for another go though as Hamilton shared that “I’m going to fake my own death, so I don’t have to do another one.”
Are you excited for Linda Hamilton returning to ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’? Do you feel that the actress was being too nice to the last three films? Share your thoughts in the comments below!