Spoilers Terminator: Dark Fate Review and Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by David cgc, Nov 3, 2019.

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Grade Terminator: Dark Fate

  1. A+ “Come with me if you want to live.”

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    1.8%
  2. A

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  3. A-

    5 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. B+ “I’ll be back.”

    12 vote(s)
    21.8%
  5. B

    8 vote(s)
    14.5%
  6. B-

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  7. C+ “Chill out, dickwad.”

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  8. C

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  9. C-

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  10. D+ “All you know how to create is death and destruction!”

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. D

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  12. D-

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  13. F “I know now why you cry.”

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. JD

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    It's the timeline established at the end of T2 when they stopped the rise of Skynet. Since Skynet never rose, Legion ended up being created instead.
     
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  2. Pubert

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    excellent and honest review.

    looks like they are headed for a 100,000,000 loss. Not good.
     
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  3. fireproof78

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    Bye-bye, Terminator.
     
  4. Saul

    Saul Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, bye bye Terminator. If you ever return please do something different than Terminator comes back from the future and chases people with obligatory big car chase.

    Remember at the end of T3 we were excited about where the franchise would go next? Future war finally. Remember how hyped we were when Christian Bale was cast as John Connor? There really was a point where I thought the Terminator movies would move to new ground but Salvation messed that up and we went back to the tired old formula. Jonathan Mostow should have directed T4 with the same cast of T3.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    All us olds forget that there are millions of new children every year, who have never heard of Tetminator before.
     
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  6. Spot261

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    I have also never heard of Tetminator.
     
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  7. CorporalCaptain

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    Sounds kinda like a head shrinker??? :shrug:

    OK.
     
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  8. ISS-Magnum

    ISS-Magnum Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Well, it's pretty simple.

    Skynet was created by U.S. military.

    Legion was cyber warfare project created by Fuerzas Armadas de México.

    It's my headcanon now.
     
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  9. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Also Legion did not initiate a Nuclear exchange.

    It took away electricity from America/Mexico, and the other nuclear powers used nukes to contain that situation poorly.

    Was Legion originally content to regress the people close by back to agrarians? (Which would have decimated the population, as the 17th century, cannot support a 21st century population.)

    Almost probably not.
     
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  10. Tosk

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    How did it do that? What causes the airliner to crash? (Serious question, I don't recall.)
     
  11. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Computers control most technology, and computers definitely control power plants. Legion was the antivirus for everything important in Mexico.

    Autoimmune.
     
  12. saddestmoon

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    The tentacled ones were earlier version Rev-7s - which could split in two, but not shape-change. And they had the tentacles protruding from their backs - unlike the later Rev-9s.
     
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  13. saddestmoon

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    I read somewhere (may have even been a poster on this thread earlier) that if a dog was raised with a Terminator, from birth / puppydom - then it would be comfortable / used to a Terminator owner, so to speak (because it doesn't know any different).

    Its an issue for most dogs however when a dog encounters a terminator, as they can't make sense of what they are sensing (hearing the terminators servos, higher pitched frequencies, etc), and haven't been raised by a terminator owner- (and they have already have canine knowledge of what a human is (by smell, sounds, movements, instinctive association, etc).

    Not a bad theory, I think.
     
  14. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or ten minutes will do it. Enrique's dog in T2 is comfortable around Uncle Bob.
     
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  15. Pubert

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    yeah they just did the same thing with this movie. While terminator salvation wasn’t great at least they were moving the franchise forward. Would have liked to see Skynet defeated. Not going to happen now. The franchise is dead.
     
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  16. Foxhot

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    No.
     
  17. Spot261

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    That's what we thought about the T800.
     
  18. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    It's the sad tragedy of our time that this is how Hollywood works. Always.

    Which kinda sounds like it was part of what the screenwriters of Terminator Genisys were trying to get at. Shame that they couldn't have made their idea, ya know, COMPREHENSIBLE!

    I'm firmly of the belief that Terminator Salvation was the only genuine way forward for the franchise. Everything else is spinning their wheels. Of the 14,000,605 possible timelines, the one where Terminator Salvation got a sequel is the only one where this franchise actually matters at all post-T2.

    One bit that confused me: Why was the Rev-9 killing Border Patrol agents? He was already dressed as a Border Patrol agent himself, so killing one of his "comrades" would only draw unwanted attention from the other agents that would slow him down from killing Dani. Sure, there was one agent who saw him climbing on top of the cages and shouted "Hey!" but she still wasn't in a position to stop him or even really slow him down.
     
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  19. ISS-Magnum

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    1. For Coolness Factor.
    2. For Great Justice.
    3. Blood for the Blood God.
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    You name it.
     
  20. Farscape One

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    They were getting in his way, which is a very Michael Myers thing to do. (Myers mostly only killed his target, someone who was a way to get to his target, or if you got in his way.) And since his character was a basis for THE TERMINATOR, it is one thing that has been consistent throughout all films.