Terminator: Dark Fate review

It arrived today and we watched it this evening.
What can I say?
Forget any thought of another John Connor story. He is bumped off at the beginning by a T101 when he is a teenager (neat bit of editing from possible outage of T2) shortly after he and Sarah went off grid at the end of T2.
The first part of the film has sub-titles which I found a little distracting, but thankfully it doesn’t last too long, though IMO it could have been shorter.
The story itself isn’t that original, soldier and machine from the future, one to protect, one to kill, the savour of mankind.
You have naked people falling out of the sky, punch ups, and a split personality as the latest Terminator model Rev- 9 can divide itself. The first ten minutes were fast and furious, fists and bodies flying. Quite a few ‘ouch’ moments!
Dani and her brother work in an automaton factory when the fun starts with Grace and the Rev-9 coming to blows. There follows a car chase in which Dani’s brother is killed and the story begins to develop from there.
Sarah turns up to save Grace and Dani who are not doing that well against the Rev-9  which seems to have the same ability as the T1000 to duplicate anything it touches, but with more than a few upgrades! Grace promptly steals Sarah’s truck to escape. She is not impressed.
Grace is definitely one to have on your side though, a fighter with speed, accuracy and plenty of wallop due to enhancements to her human form, though she is not a cyborg.
I’m not going to give any more spoilers apart from Arnie is now a family man (!) and a good guy, having learned about what it is to be human. You might remember in T2 he had a ‘learning chip’.
With Grace, a stubborn and determined Dani, Sarah and Arnie against the Rev-9, there is plenty of action, a neat twist, and high body count, just what you would expect from the franchise.  They have sort of left it open for a 7th, but I’m not sure where they could take it.

A definite  from me, and well worth a look. Better than Genisys IMO.

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20 Responses to Terminator: Dark Fate review

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Sounds like there isn’t a boring moment in it.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Hmm. Maybe I should rent this one – unless it is available on Netflix….

  3. Liz says:

    Before I watch this one, I am going to have to watch Genisys, as I have not seen that one.

    • They don’t actually connect, but it’s a good idea.

      • Liz says:

        Ok. I wasn’t sure if they did or not, as I didn’t know about Genisys, until you mentioned it.

        It will be a while before I get the latest movie. I shall wait until the price comes down.
        I buy all my dvd’s second hand, so shall look if Genisys is available where I buy my dvd’s from.
        I will be looking forward to watching both films.
        My list is getting longer of planned dvd’s I would like to watch.

      • If this helps, Genisys is very tongue on cheek, but quite clever. Dark Fate takes over from the second movie, so Rise of the machines (3), Salvation (4) and Genisys (5) don’t actually ‘happen’ and are an alternative future.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Well that sounds like fun I might have to order it ☺️

    • Amazon, £6.99 plus £2.99 P&P unless you can get it cheaper in a supermarket.

      • willowdot21 says:

        I shall look avoiding supermarkets at the moment 💜

      • just a thought if you order groceries on line….

      • willowdot21 says:

        We rarely get a slot Hubby does the shopping at the moment 😁 💜

      • We looked into it, but for what we buy and where from, being able to get out we preferred to do it ourselves. Hope you;re having a more comfortable day.

      • willowdot21 says:

        Not really Di, I don’t mean to moan …but I will! I got my dressing changed. I spotted that the stitch that secures the drain has broken. On the advice of the nurse who was dressing the drain covering I rang the surgeon’s secretary after a bit of faffing she said she’d ask them to ring me… we’ll see but need to keep the both phones free all day now. I am so pissed off. Why is nothing simple 😂 💜

      • I sympathise with call backs. I was told the GP would call me back when we were in the cottage. I’m still waiting LOL and we moved out in June 2014! Different surgery than here but same NHS Trust. Glad we have found a good doctor and also a back up now. We call the surgery on the landline as we’re on hold for so long but ask for call backs on the mobile
        When I was having my sever nosebleeds, i couldn’t get past the receptionist for an appointment to see the GP and as they carted me off to hospital, I felt like asking for a detour so that I could bleed all over her desk!!
        Hugs to you today……. won’t solve the problem but might help you feel better. ❤

  5. willowdot21 says:

    You always make me smile. I just can’t see a busy surgeon ringing me from the hospital can you ? 💜💜💜

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