Terminator: Dark Fate follows the Halloween franchise in recentering the story around the women who started it all.
This article contains spoilers for Terminator: Dark Fate and Halloween (2018).
What do a 19-year-old waitress and a 16-year-old babysitter have in common? Neither got any warning that her life was about to be shattered. In the space of one fateful night and a violent attack that neither could have predicted or prevented, their idyllic existences—dates and daydreams, service shifts and National Honor Society—are transformed into desperate fights for survival. Sarah Connor of the Terminator movies and Laurie Strode of Halloween become final girls, but more than that, they are remade as mothers of franchises. Each woman’s first showdown, with the Terminator and with Michael Myers, respectively, spawns an entire fictional world that largely grows up without them.
Until now with the release of Terminator: Dark Fate and last year’s Halloween.