A Brief History
Terminator: Dark Fate is a continuation of the Terminator series that was started in 1984 with the movie called Terminator starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. A number of sequels were made after Terminator such as Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation, and Terminator: Genisys.
This film is a direct sequel to the second Terminator film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, released in 1991. So, you can essentially skip all of the aforementioned movies and watch Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and finally, Terminator: Dark Fate. This, for me, was welcomed as the sequels following Terminator 2: Judgement Day never held up as Terminator 2 is regarded as one of the best sequels made. I hold that same opinion.
How did this addition compare to the others?
That is a good question, and I would say that it held up quite well compared to the other aforementioned sequels. The other sequels were never as good, and the story started to fall apart, especially in Terminator: Genisys. One key thing about this addition that differentiated it from others is that James Cameron was involved once again. It immediately gave me hope that this sequel would be different, and it is different.
Action scenes and the Terminator
The terminator in this sequel combines the terminator in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator 2. The combination of both allowed for some wild action scenes involving the enhanced super-soldier, played by Mackenzie Davis, and the terminator played by Gabriel Luna. The fights are well-choreographed, and the special effects are well-done as expected from a James Cameron involved a movie, and the humor when delivered was natural.
I enjoyed this addition to the Terminator universe as well as the direction they took the series. Keep in mind, that this movie is a direct continuation to Terminator 2 and you can skip all previous films that were originally released as sequels to Terminator 2. While this might be annoying to some, I did like the overall direction so it didn’t bother me.
The fights scenes were well-done and the acting was good as well. I loved seeing Linda Hamilton back in the character we know and love her as. Her development continued from Terminator 2 with her taking it a bit further.
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