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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.

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Tim Miller

Writers:

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

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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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Shooting began in March 2018. See more »

Goofs

After finding Carl; they needed to leave early to go 94 miles to military base, besides taking the van why they didn't simply use the helicopter. 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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I'll Be Back
Written by Brad Fiedel
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Why the Terminator series is done
3 November 2019 | by petra_steSee all my reviews

I'll be honest, Dark Fate is more mediocre than unwatchable, probably the best Terminator since T2... yeah, I know, the bar is so low, it's like limbo dancing at this point. This feels similar to The Force Awakens: in itself a slick, decent movie, but I've already watched the much better original, so thanks but no thanks.

Positives? Mackenzie Davis, for whom I've had a hopeless crush since seeing her as a cute NASA geek in The Martian (and then again in Blade Runner 2049), plays a relatable, compelling character, with an intriguing mix of power and vulnerability. There are also a couple of neat set-pieces, especially in the first half, before everything becomes over-the-top tiresome.

Linda Hamilton and Arnold show up for fanservice. It's kind of nice to see them both back with significant roles but, as is typical of fanservice, it's like gorging on too much chocolate: tastes good at first, but then come nausea and a vague feeling of shame.

My main point is, the Terminator series is now hopeless, as the last movies, especially Genisys, have poisoned the well. The continuity is a mess and keeps being rebooted, so everything is pointless: no development can feel meaningful. Show of hands: who would be particularly surprised if the next Terminator movie was once again about John Connor leading the Resistance in another alternate continuity? No one? Thought so.

Also, the new villain being so talkative was possibly the single stupidest idea in the whole project. You know why Arnold in T1 and Robert Patrick in T2 were so terrifying? Because they shut up! They said very little and, the few times they spoke, it always felt like something they did out of pure necessity (probing for informations, setting up a trap) but was fundamentally alien to their nature.

This Rev-9 tries to talk its antagonists out of fighting him! Can anyone picture the T-1000 reasoning with its targets? The great Robert Patrick studied and imitated the body language of birds of prey to look creepier and inhuman, and the new bad guy wants to chat. Give me a break.

5/10


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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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