Terminator: Dark Fate: Movie Review

"Terminator: Dark Fate" is the best "Terminator" film since "T2: Judgement Day". The film is heavy on action that never got old in its two hour runtime. It was relentless. It was vicious. It was fun. But at the end of the day, the film suffers because at its core, it's the same old concept all over again, just wrapped up in a modern and sleek package.

In Mexico City, Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is being hunted by a new Terminator model called the Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna). Luckily, a human, Grace (Mackenzie Davis), is sent back in time to save her. They must find a way to stop the unstoppable with unexpected help from those with a history against the same enemy.
If we could judge "Terminator: Dark Fate" on action alone, the film would get top marks. Once the action started, it never really ended until the credits rolled. While on some films this may be tiring, the action was fresh and epic all throughout its run time. So much so that we didn't even notice that two hours had elapsed. The Rev-9 villain was fantastic. It's a Terminator with the ability to separate itself from into two different entities. One that's hard as hell while the other has the ability to transform and mold itself easily. It's like having two powerful Terminators in one package. The weakest part of "Terminator: Dark Fate" was easily its narrative. As expected, it follows the same formula as before. The film tried to put some surprises and twists into the Skynet plot but overall, it's nothing ground-breaking. Notwithstanding, the film had its fair share of loopholes. Overall, "Terminator: Dark Fate" is a solid entry into the franchise. As far from saving it from being shelved for good, the title may just imply its long term fate.
Rating: 3 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
- the action was simply amazing and unrelenting

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the narrative tried to have some twists but its the same old concept all over again

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