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Terminator: Dark Fate 11-01-19

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  1. Message #201 of 299 Oct 22, 2019
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    Jake Lipson

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    The review embargo has lifted. Most of the reviews I've seen so far say that it's the best in the series since Terminator 2, but that's not exactly a difficult bar to clear, so it could just be the best of those by default. So far, I have not seen reviews that make me really excited to go out and see this, but my favorite critics haven't weighed in yet. We'll see.

    As of right now, it's sitting at 59% on Rotten Tomatoes from 29 reviews, but that score is likely to fluctuate as more come in.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/terminator_dark_fate
     
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    It’s a Terminator movie. Who are we kidding? Of course I’m gonna see it!
     
  3. Jake Lipson

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    I've actually never seen any of the Terminator movies in a theater.

    I saw the first two in 2003 around the time T3 came out but I wasn't old enough to go see it alone, and my parents didn't want to accompany me because they don't like sci-fi. So I saw that one when it arrived on disc, too, and didn't like it. I haven't bothered with any of the others since.

    This one only interests me because of the involvement of Cameron and Hamilton. But if I don't see it, it's not like I would be breaking a tradition or anything. I like the first two films very much, but they are not beloved titles I grew up with or anything like that. So I don't really feel any pressure to see this one for a sense of completion or anything. If I hear that it is really good, then, sure. If not, no big loss.
     
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    I'm with you there as the naysayers aren't going to persuade me from not seeing this in Dolby Cinema.
     
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    Right? I'm not wild or over the moon about what we've seen so far, but not only is Linda Hamilton in this, but Cameron is behind the scenes...and, on a personal note, it'll be the first movie my bestie and I have seen in a theater together since Endgame. We used to go every week but then he had to go get married (to a great guy, btw) and go back to school.

    So yeah, I'm looking forward to this.
     
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    I'm planning to see this the day-of. I don't know if it will be good, but I go see movies at the theater more for the "me" time these days than anything else.

    As far as how I first saw each of the films:

    Terminator: VHS
    Terminator 2: At the theater with my high school friend
    Terminator 3: At the theater by myself
    Terminator Salvation: Blu-ray for review
    Terminator Genisys: Haven't seen it :lol:
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    Interesting. I saw the first three films in the theater (the first two at least twice), and saw the first two many times on VHS, DVD and blu-ray. I have never seen Salvation or Genisys, as much as I like the actors in them. I will see Dark Fate (wish the title was better) but probably on blu-ray.
     
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    Not to speak for anyone else, but Genisys is a complete dumpster fire. You're not missing much, IMHO, by not seeing it.
     
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    I'm not going to tell anyone to see it (and I've only seen it once) but I remember liking Genisys more than most. I think having Arnold back really the right "nostalgia note" for me but I also definitely think it was better than the utterly terrible T3.
     
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    I think that movie had a great first act, but was let down when they jumped from 1984 to present day. I wish they would have let it play out in the past. But it felt well intentioned, at least. I like them all, even the ones I don’t like, but 3 is the one that I just have issues buying. Salvation is better than its reputation, I think. It kinda wants to have it all in the end, and I think it either needed to not try a twist at all, or go full twist, with regards to the final battle and plot resolutions. It does a halfway measure when the film seemed to require one thing or the other.
     
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    I loved the final act of Rise of the Machines.

    I thought Emilia Clarke was great as an alternate timeline young Sarah Connor in Gensys. The biggest problem with that movie was that Jai Courtney was woefully miscast as Kyle Reese.

    None of the sequels to date have satisfactorily answered this question: Why did this movie need to exist?
     
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    Totally fair. This kind of thing is always highly subjective and there aren't really right or wrong answers. I don't remember enough of it to debate any point from the movie. I guess it's a good thing Dark Fate is erasing everything and starting where Judgment Day left off.
     
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    Agreed. For me, it's very odd that I'm such a massive fan of the first two movies but have only seen the other three one time. Usually when I'm a fan of a series, I'll watch every entry (even ones I hate) since it's part of the series.
     
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    To fill the coffers of the movie makers.
     
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    With the exception of Salvation, I've enjoyed the Terminator movies to one degree or another.
     
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    Which is still kind of odd since none of the films have been huge blockbusters since T2. The last three are barely breaking even, if that.
     
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    I think the studios have felt like they have something of a sure thing with a beloved franchise like the Terminator so they keep spending huge amounts of money because of that. It's fairly reasonable thinking but the problem is that they have yet to make a really good Terminator movie so they don't get that boatload of money.
     
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    That uber terminator actor looks to be a lightweight. Robert Patrick set a high bar for killing machines on the big screen...
     
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    Which is pretty much the goal of every film ever made. :cool:
     
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