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2019, Sci-Fi - Robots, Sci-Fi - Time Travel, Terminator

Terminator 6: Dark Fate (2019)

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Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story Said to follow on from Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Director Tim Miller
Writers/Script David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray (Story James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes
Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna,

Elevator Pitch: In an alternative  world in which John Connor has actually been terminated, a different machine sends back yet another terminator to hunt the possible saviour of the human race. The rebels send back an enhanced human and we are off again. This time a young Mexican  must be protected, and the superhuman is soon joined by Sarah Connor, still shit hot with an RPG, the three of them go north, still hunted by the Terminator, to find the source of text messages send from somewhere in Texas, telling Sarah where the next terminator will  pop out of the ether.

Content: No sex or erotic nudity although those sent from the future arrive naked. Thereafter the goodies go on the run, chased by the new Terminator,. There are car chases, helicopter chases and aircraft chases. The aircraft chase being particularly memorable since the characters spend most of the time being flung through the air as the aircraft spins downwards. Some time in detention at the US border. Tension between the old terminator, now a vendor of curtaining, and Sarah Connor. And a big finish in the structure of a dam.

A View: I could have sworn that, when asked, Arnie said he was a T-101 although all the reviews say he was a T-800 and that the film followed Terminator 2. How could this have been since the T-800 was sent back to protect John Connor from the T-1000? But this is a minor detail in what is a movie full of plot holes. It was actually considered “Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, even though it has dragged at the box office. But how could action enthusiasts fail to enjoy the incredible visual spectacles it offers? So definitely worth the ticket price for followers of the franchise – the rest – download “The Terminator”. There is a wonderful reference to it. My skin prickled.

Additional Info: I feel the whole Terminator franchise takes a leaf out of “The Second Variety” by Phillip K. Dick, in the future scene in this film in particular.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels

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