Terminator: Dark Fate

We all remember that time, that horrible apocalyptic time, when our worlds crumbled and we cried out in despair like the victims of Cyberdyne’s ill-fated experiments with AI — the time when we watched any movie in the ‘Terminator’ franchise after ‘Terminator 2’!  It started with a disappointed “Huh?” in ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,’ continued with a frustrated “Doh!” in ‘Terminator Salvation,’ and ended with a whimpering “Aw man!” in ‘Terminator Genisys ‘ (even though it had both Doctor Who and Khaleesi!).  But now there’s hope on the horizon with ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’!

The basis of the ‘Terminator’ franchise is that a large tech corporation, Cyberdyne, experimented dangerously with an advanced AI called Skynet.  Skynet became self-aware and immediately decided that the human race needed to be “retired.”  It nuked the world and built humanoid robots and cyborgs to wipe out the survivors.  Freedom fighters struck back from the ashes and eventually began winning against the machines.  However, just when they thought they had won, they learned that the machines had invented time travel and sent a cyborg (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) back in time to kill a key resistance leader’s mom before he could be born.  Hijinks ensued.

Tim Miller, director of the upcoming ‘Terminator: Dark Fate,’ recently stated publicly what we’ve all felt for years — that the ‘Terminator’ franchise lost its way after ‘Terminator 2’:

“I think the brand has been tainted a little bit. I don’t want to disparage the work of any of those movies, and some of them were interesting, but I feel like they just played in the world of The Terminator – it was essentially a different thing. T2 was just one of those events that was a f-cking revelation. It’s one of those films that everyone remembers what they were doing when they first saw it. I still don’t think I realize what I’m doing trying to follow that up…”

The hope for a return to the beloved ‘Terminator’ universe that we know and love began to swell in our collective breasts when we saw the first trailer for T:DF and the fact that it featured Linda Hamilton prominently (she didn’t like the other films either, calling them forgettable).   Of course, no Terminator movie would be complete without Arnold Schwarzenegger, and this one won’t disappoint.  On top of all that, the script was co-written the legendary James Cameron, the man who brought us the original movie.  You know this creative genius isn’t going drag his baby through the mud!  Finally, it has been confirmed that T:DF will be completely disregarding all the movies after T2 as if they never happened and sticking to the “pure” storyline.

I think it’s safe to say that things are looking very good for T:DF.  I can’t wait!


Source: Screen Rant