Terminator: Dark Fate

audience Reviews

, 82% Audience Score
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    This is a very tough one. The Terminator was a near perfect movie. If you take a look right now, it sits at a solid 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a rare feat to accomplish. Then, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. One of the best movies of all time, better than The Terminator, and arguabley one of my personal favorite movies. NOw if you are even looking at the Rotten Tomatoes page for Terminator: Dark Fate, then you are most likley well aware of what happened with the other 3 Terminator movies, so I'll just skip over them, mainly because this movie ignores all of them so I'll just say that they sucked. This movie had James Camerons input, it had Tim Miller (Deadpool) at the helm, it brought back some of the old cast, and it was arguabley worse than T3 and Salvation. I'm going to ignore that the story is the same of Judgement Day's, because thats a given, and believe me, when I ignore a plot as lazy as this shit, its gotta be bad. My main problem with the movie was the characters. First, the new characters. There was a character whose name I didn't even remeber until I googled it (Dani), who was a cookie cutter John Connor but with less sass. There was a Terminator thing named Grace who was the most interesting of them all, but was still kinda uninteresting. And there was the new Terminator who is just T-1000, but he can multiply, so he sucked. Now, the old cast. Arnold must have been promised a couple new boats and a private Island to be in this mess, but you can still see he doesn't care whatsoever. And finally, the saddest part of the movie. Sarah Connor. Other than Ripley and The Bride, Sarah Connor was one of the most badass women in all of film history. This movie reduced her to nothing. They killed John Connor at the begining for the same reason that this movie was made, unclear. Later you will realize it was to give Sarah a drive to do good, but she was also doing that before so I guess it was completley pointless. In T2, her reaction to realizing that there were still Terminators and that she didn't change anything broke her mind. She went crazy, and was forceful checked into a Pshyc Ward. When she learned that in this movie, she just simply said, "Those f*ckers." Her reaction to dropping her gun in this movie is more dramatic than learning that the world will end in a fireball and no matter how hard she tries, the world will end. Terminator: Dark Fate is the final nail this franchise's coffin. Let it die.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Great effects and action, predictable. Still, fun to see and a clever reboot.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    An overloaded plot that makes more concessions than I can count to enable a substandard re-telling of the original story. I will include a spoilers, you have been warned. Many people seem to think this is bad because of John's death which is true but, in my opinion, not in the way most people talk about it. The main problem is that it's the successfully prevented (and confirmed to be prevented) Skynet that kills John. The rules of time travel may be ill-defined but a prevented future can't send back anything, that much is a given. The second problem is John didn't need to die, since the ‘chosen one' to fight Legion wasn't him, and legion was similar but different to Skynet and so it never HAD to be John to be the chosen one to fight it. Which makes killing him kind of senseless. Then there are the massive inconsistences all throughout the plot. Like how does a terminator from Skynet know when other machines, presumably from Legion as Skynet was stopped, will appear? Is it Legion sending them? Why? How is Sarah destroying them when all previous terminators have taken the efforts of multiple people to stop? How is Sarah then unable to put down a Rev-9 when surely, she must have destroyed one or something like it at least before? How is Dani able to wrestle with a terminator without being gutted like a fish from its sheer power like Brian Thompson's character was? If Rev's are that much weaker than T-800's how is it that "Carl" didn't flatten it instantly? Why can the Rev-9 form a gun from its liquid metal when it was explained in T2 that liquid metal can't be used to form things like that? If the Rev-9 can form guns from its liquid metal why doesn't it ever try this again? Why doesn't it just form a giant bomb once it's even close to her and have done with it, since it can, apparently, form chemicals? Sadly, I could go on with even more, but this is enough to clearly illustrate the lack of care to detail present in this film that makes it just a pain to get through. T1 was in part successful because it was just throwing a wacky concept at you "time travelling robots" and it ran as best it could with that concept, letting things play out. This one is clearly trying to explore the inevitability of fate, that machines will rise and that someone has to stop them but it never explores this concept any deeper than, "it Was John, now it's Dani" which kind of makes you wonder if there even is a chosen one, since apparently they can be replaced, T3 already confirmed that John was replaced by Kate Brewster when he died in the original timeline. But it never explores that question or goes any deeper, instead its runtime is dominated by nostalgia ticks and the exactly same plot as almost every other terminator movie. And there in lies the ultimate nail in the coffin. T1 got it right first time. T2 works because it dropped the horror element but upped the action ante. The reason the sequels after that didn't really work was because they did nothing new, nor better than their predecessors. The same is true for Dark Fate. The only thing Dark Fate does differently is it explores the question of what happens when a terminator finishes its mission. Well, no one asked, and when that's a question that is answered when plenty of other questions, the film itself creates, aren't, it's a pretty bad trade. In conclusion this is not a good movie. Not at all worth watching and for the life of me I cannot figure out how it's gotten 82% Audience score (at time of writing) when the reviews don't seem positive at all and no one I know who has seen this likes it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This movie is the perfect conclusion to a wonderful story yes some people may not like the opening moments with the death of John Connor but in my opinion it was never about John it was about Sarah it has always been about Sarah and Linda Hamilton's return doesn't disappoint whatsoever This is the worthy sequel many Terminator fans have been waiting for
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    A rocky start that might divide the fans but managed to stuck the landing! A thrilling ride with fantastic performances by Davis and Hamilton! A worthy sequel to T2 indeed.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Yet another on the long list films that didn't need another sequel.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    It is sooooo stupid movie.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    OMG, this movie sucked. Ever since T2 came out they have been trying to do a decent Terminator movie and they have all been so bad. I had so much hope for this one because James Cameron was coming back. This movie was so disappointing. Take the great lines from the first 2 and just give them an update and reuse them. It also completely negates the events of Terminator 2 (which it seemed every Terminator movie since then has done). Save your money. The credits should basically be an apology for wasting 2 hours of your life.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    It's so bad, it ruined the series for me. I don't know why it's rated this high here, but if you enjoyed the original (terminator and terminator 2), you'll probably hate this film. It's basically a reboot but worse.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    This makes no sense at all