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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

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An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.

Director:

Tim Miller

Writers:

David S. Goyer (screenplay by) (as David Goyer), Justin Rhodes (screenplay by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hamilton ... Sarah Connor
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... T-800 / Carl
Mackenzie Davis ... Grace
Natalia Reyes ... Dani Ramos
Gabriel Luna ... Gabriel / REV-9
Diego Boneta ... Diego Ramos
Ferran Fernández Ferran Fernández ... Flacco
Tristán Ulloa ... Felipe Gandal
Tomás Álvarez Tomás Álvarez ... Lucas / Floor Guard (as Tomy Alvarez)
Tom Hopper ... William Hadrell
Alicia Borrachero ... Alicia
Enrique Arce ... Vicente
Manuel Pacific ... Mateo
Fraser James ... Major Dean
Pedro Rudolphi ... Cholo

Linda Hamilton Returns to Her Iconic 'Terminator' Role

Has it really been 27 years? The Terminator: Dark Fate actress lets us in on why she's back in the franchise.

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Storyline

A young female Mexican worker, Dani Ramos, is hunted down by a virtually indestructible terminator from the future called a REV-9. However, she is protected by an enhanced human named Grace who is also from the future. They flee from the unstoppable terminator and out of the blue Sarah Connor helps them on the road. All three head to Laredo, Texas, where Grace has the coordinates of a possible support and where they meet a T-800 who is living in an isolated location with his family. The group teams up to try to destroy the REV-9. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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In preparing to reprise her role, Linda Hamilton had to do a full year of physical fitness training and a strict carbohydrate-free diet from May 2017 before filming began under the supervision of renowned fitness trainer Mackie Shilstone. Shilstone was known for his continuous research into fitness for aging athletes. Due to her age, Shilstone had ten people to assist him in supervising her, including his son Spencer (nutrition supplements), and five doctors comprising Dr. Brooks Emory (pulmonologist); Dr. Carl Lavie (cardiologist); Dr. Joe Mather (functional medicine); Dr. Field Ogden (orthopedist) and Dr. James Riser (chiropractor). The filmmakers wanted Hamilton to have an appearance of an aging seasoned pro league player reaching to the turn of coaching a rookie player. See more »

Goofs

When the lead characters get apprehended by the USBP near Laredo, an El Paso PD car is present. El Paso is more than 600 miles away from Laredo by car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah Connor: It's like a giant strobe light burning right through my eyes. Somehow I can still see. Children look like burnt paper... black... not moving. And then the blast wave hits them. And then they fly apart like leaves.
Dr. Silberman: Dreams of the end of the world are very common.
Sarah Connor: It's not a dream, you moron. It's real. I know the date it happens.
Dr. Silberman: I'm sure it feels very real to you.
Sarah Connor: On August 29, 1997 it's gonna feel pretty fuckin' real to you, too! Anybody not wearing two-million sunblock is gonna have a...
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos have VHS fuzz over them. In addition, the Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox logos briefly flash their versions from 1995. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, the film received a U/A (equivalent to the PG-13 rating) after some nudity was cut. A disclaimer requesting viewer discretion during the violent scenes that "can be disturbing to watch" was also added. See more »

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Guitars, Cadillacs
Written & Performed by Dwight Yoakam
Courtesy of Warner Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Disappointing follow up
24 October 2019 | by fieldy-60138See all my reviews

I'm a huge Terminator fan, I re-watched both 1 & 2 before seeing this. Big mistake.

I'm gutted to say that this film has none of what makes Terminator 2 one of the best films of all time. The writing is below par, plot uninteresting and emotional connection between the Terminator and John Connor, none of that either. James Cameron, what is this? Mind, I don't think he's been on form for a good few years now.

What makes Terminator 2 an amazing film aside from the brilliant plot, amazing effects, great screen writing and superb acting is the emotional connection between the Terminator and John Connor. This is the life blood of that film and makes the viewer really believe that despite the hopeless future humanity is facing, if this Terminator can protect John then maybe mankind has a chance. The Terminator is a father figure to John and this is what connects the audience with the film so much. The heart wrenching ending cannot be forgotten. The fact that we forget the the Terminator isn't human because of how well the film builds the bond. This is what makes Terminator 2 so great, not the epic action sequences.

So I'm sad to say this film has absolutely none of that. CGI, CGI and more CGI. Do away with the depth of character building, emotional connections and just add over the top action. It's a poor follow up and lacks everything of what made 1 & 2 great. The acting is decent, Davis, Hamilton and Schwarzenegger do a good job but they've got very little to work with here. This is what disappointed me the most. Why does it lack substance? This is James Cameron's epic creation and this is what he serves up along with Tim Miller? A total cash in if I've ever seen one. If not going to divulge into the plot anymore, there's no need as it can't even be mentioned in the same breath as the first two films.

If this film was viewed as a generic action film at the cinema it'd still be mediocre. The fact that this is supposed to follow on from the brilliant Terminator 2 just makes it even more disappointing. This is James Cameron's judgment day.

Do yourselves a favour and wait until it hits home release or if you are planning on seeing it, don't bother watching the first two beforehand, you'll be even more disappointed.


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Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,033,832, 3 November 2019

Gross USA:

$62,253,077

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,119,292
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2.39 : 1
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