Coming Soon: "Terminator: Dark Fate"

Becky Aurit

Is the fourth time the charm? Since the success of 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," Hollywood has put out three less-than-successful "Terminator" sequels. This fall, Linda Hamilton is back in her iconic role of Sarah Connor, trying to bring the "Terminator" franchise another win with "Terminator: Dark fate."


If you didn't care for "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Terminator Salvation," or "Terminator Genisys," don't worry. "Terminator: Dark Fate" ignores those films, and is intended to be a direct sequel to the second movie.


The trailer for "Terminator: Dark Fate" opens with a voice over by Sarah Connor, explaining how August 29, 1997 was supposed to be Judgement Day. If you have seen "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," you'll know that the world survived the 90s, since Sarah Connor was able to successfully prevent the robot apocalypse. If you haven't seen "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," you really should go watch it right now.


Unfortunately, you can't stop the robots forever. Once again, a young woman (Dani Ramos played by Natalie Reyes) is being targeted for termination by Skynet. Connor has to team up with a female soldier turned cyborg, and our old friend Arnold Schwarzenegger, in order to protect Ramos and prevent another Judgement Day.


The new terminator in "Terminator: Dark Fate," Rev-9, chases the group of women in a lengthy series of action shots, including one where he takes a tremendous leap to try to attack the women in a helicopter. In a warehouse fight sequence, the friendly cyborg Grace (Mackenzie Davis) battles Rev-9 with a giant metal chain, even going to far as to sever the bad terminator in half. I'm guessing the action doesn't end there, since it would be disappointing if "Terminator: Dark Fate" spoiled the final battle in the preview.


In the final shot of the trailer for "Terminator: Dark Fate," Sarah Connor tosses a grenade off a bridge while uttering the franchise's most famous line, "I'll be back." I know I am a sucker for action movies and girl power messages, but I am glad to know that Linda Hamilton is going to be kicking butt on the big screen once again.


"Terminator: Dark Fate" will be coming to theaters the weekend of November 1-3.




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