Many fans felt burned by Terminator: Genisys as well as Terminator Salvation and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The movies seemed to lack any spirit of the original two films – whether it was a lack of key cast members, writers, or original director James Cameron himself to blame – the latest Terminator film in Terminator: Dark Fate is an attempt to rectify those issues.
Of course, many fans are still weary after the last few attempts to redirect the series. But Terminator: Dark Fate star Linda Hamilton who returns as Sarah Connor seems to share the same feelings as fans, having this to say about the previous three films at CinemaCon:
“They’re very forgettable, aren’t they?”
She already had most fans supporting her with that quote, but as Variety shared, she continues to explain how Dark Fate will be different.
“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.”
I agree that the franchise started to fall apart after the first two films. And interestingly, I think Salvation’s simplified future war narrative could’ve been the best way to fix all of that. What I feel has made the other movies more difficult to follow are their nonsensical plots regarding time travel and contrived twists for Arnold Schwarzenegger to reappear each time.
Unfortunately, I’m afraid Dark Fate might also follow that path, but if Hamilton is aware of previous mistakes and states this film won’t make them – then maybe we have a chance. Especially considering the positive reactions to the CinemaCon footage.
In the film…
Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.
Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1, 2019.
How do you feel about Linda Hamilton’s comments regarding the other Terminator films? Do you think Dark Fate will be any better? Let us know in the comments section down below!