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'Terminator: Dark Fate' Trailer: Is the Sixth Time the Charm? (Yeah, Maybe)

By Dustin Rowles | Film | May 23, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Film | May 23, 2019 |


I’m not exactly sure why they keep trying to make Terminator happen. The last three entries barely broke even at the worldwide box office (if that), and they’ve all been so forgettable that they basically reboot it again each time out. But it’s a known property, and the studios presumably have a lot of money wrapped up in the IP.

I’ve seen them all, but honestly, I can’t even begin to make sense of the timelines anymore. To add to the confusion, this reboot basically ignores the last three films, John Conner is nowhere in sight, and now a young girl (Natalia Reyes) is being protected from a bad Terminator who can replicate himself (Gabriel Luna) by a friendly Terminator (Mackenzie Davis) with the aid of Sarah Goddamn Conner (Linda Hamilton) and also Arnie, because why not.

It comes from Tim Miller (Deadpool), and while I have no idea what’s going on here, I will concede that it looks great, and I’m pretty much down for anything that involves Linda Hamilton’s guns (and GUNS). I’m keen on Mackenzie Davis, too. Maybe it’ll take this time.

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