The trailer for Terminater: Dark Fate is finally, finally here! And with it, the original film, the original mind palace, that set James Cameron’s world on fire and sent him rocketing skyward as an auteur director, is reborn.
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In Terminator: Dark Fate, Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor – but a much older, much wiser, and far more kickass version of herself. The long trail of meandering sequels are trimmed off the Terminator story arc, and we begin anew. She’s back from the future to protect – apparently – herself (that’s what Sarah says in the trailer dialog, though the young dark-haired woman they’re trying to protect is named Dani Ramos, played by Natalie Reyes). A young woman named Grace protects the target of the T-9000’s, apparently is unaware that she’s not completely human herself.
This will be the sixth film in the Terminator series, but for James Cameron, it will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), which will completely disregard Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015), none of which were produced with Cameron’s involvement, and all of which sucked to various degrees. It comes out 28 years after Judgement Day, and there are surprises and treats for the fans throughout.
James Cameron is producing. Tim Miller is directing, and it will be interesting to see what he does with a real budget after having to work with stone knives and bearskins with his directorial debut on the first Deadpool movie.
Terminator: Dark Fate stars Mackenzie Davis Linda Hamilton, Natilie Reyes, Arnold Schwartzenegger and Brett Azar, and it hits the big screen on November 1.
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