“Terminator: Dark Fate”… Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton try in vain to recreate the magic

Posted on November 1, 2019

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Watching this utterly generic film leads you to wonder why some franchises keep going on, without fatigue, while others, like the ‘Terminator’ films seem like empty cash-grab exercises.

Spoilers ahead…

You can read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/terminator-dark-fate-movie-review-baradwaj-rangan-tim-miller-linda-hamilton-arnold-schwarzenegger/

In 1984, James Cameron made The Terminator and answered a number of pressing questions. How do you combine the sci-fi movie and the chase movie? What would happen if we become overly dependent on machines (a problem that’s all the more relevant today)? And most importantly, what do you do with an actor who looks like an unstoppable killing machine? The answer was simplicity itself: Cast him as an unstoppable killing machine. The moderate success of the film ensured that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “I’ll be back” was less of a punchline than a self-fulfilling prophecy, and we got a sequel that is one of the most seminal films of all time. Terminator 2: Judgment Day used computers in ways we never imagined they could be used. It made Star Wars look like something put together by baby Ewoks for a kindergarten project.

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