Terminator: Dark Fate: is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray, from a story by James Cameron, Charles Eglee, Josh Friedman, Goyer and Rhodes. Cameron and David Ellison are the film’s producers. It is the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise and the direct sequel to The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), while Cameron described Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015) and the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009) as occurring in alternate timelines.
Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis
Director : Tim Miller
Genre : Adventure Action Sci-Fi
Age Restriction : 18 years || Duration : 2 hrs 8 mins
Budget : 185 Millions (USD) || Release Date : 01 November 2019 (USA)
20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Light storm Entertainments.
The biggest challenge this film faces is the need to justify why it exists beyond an undeniable sense of nostalgia. This entry ignores the three films in the Terminator franchise since ‘Judgement Day’, and the screenwriters draw on elements which worked in the first two while taking a different approach from the sequels. There are a few similarities in the storytelling department, but just enough to distinguish it. One key aspect is putting the three women front and centre. Linda Hamilton is her meanest best as a war-weary veteran Sarah Connor, giving old and new audiences a familiar character to root for. The film’s most intriguing scenes involve her with newcomers Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes, both of whom stand their ground as Grace and Dani respectively. It’s telling that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic character often takes a backseat to the trio, and the film is better off for it.
Sadly, ‘Dark Fate’ struggles to create another memorable foe. Despite Gabriel Luna’s best efforts to infuse some personality into the formidable Rev-9, it doesn’t translate well. The first two films were also memorable for their action set pieces, but all the latest visual effects in this entry don’t add many thrills, even with director Tim Miller throwing all the blockbuster staples at the screen. This proves that no amount of CGI can recreate the cinema magic of seeing Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger together onscreen again. Is ‘Dark Fate’ the best Terminator film since ‘Judgement Day’? Absolutely. But that was a low bar to beat. If nothing else, ‘Dark Fate’ is a satisfying addition to James Cameron’s Terminator films that does just enough to bring the franchise back from the dead.