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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
How do you screw up a franchise even worse than Star Wars
I will keep this brief.. If you are a Terminator fan who loved one and two, found some promise but we're disappointed in three and four and utterly hated five.... Then STAY AWAY... They did the ONE thing and "terminated" ie erased THE ONE CHARACTER/PLOT THREAD that was most important to the whole franchise, making you feel like an utter buffoon for investing so much time, money and interest in the franchise up to now. It is such a kick in the teeth of fans, that it almost feels like these people have disdain for you (which they probably do).
As a stand alone film, there are some interesting things and has moments from the original films, reattempted... Except without men... And with people of Mexican heritage as a replacement. So if you are someone in the year 2500 who didn't know a Terminator film series existed, you could watch it and think "forgettable acting...pretty bad lazy writing... Even worse directing... Unmemorable... But it was ok overall".
The one plus was Linda Hamilton. She was pretty damn terrific. THAT IS IT. I am guessing this will be the last major film for the director Miller, as well as for the writers...
My advice. Spend the money of two tickets on a Blu-Ray of Terminator and T2, (I actually like much of T3, the ending is magnificent... The Bale film has promise... The last one is almost worse than this one) and some takeout. You will get more film as well as food to fill your belly at less than this disaster
Uncomfortable to watch
I gave Lily an extra star because she is so new, and her awkward delivery and lack of stage presence is more the blame of executives who hired her some strange reason. BUT her comedy writers? NO EXCUSE. She is stiff and the material is so try hard and wants to be edgy, that it, for lack of a better word, made me cringe. Normally most entertainment and media has an audience.. I can't think of one for this mess