Terminator Dark Fate returns the franchise to its roots

Terminator Dark Fate returns the franchise to its roots

The Terminator franchise finally goes back to its roots. After a long string of box-office bombs and poor storylines, Director James Cameron finally takes the franchise home.

According to reports, Cameron took strides to bring the team back together. As a result of a strong commitment to a good story, original cast members Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton have been reeled in. Conversely, Cameron mentions that the new film serves as a direct sequel to the widely-popular Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In doing so, it effectively negates the films after Judgment Day.

Terminator Reboots and Reboots of Reboots

The franchise faced a lot of reboots and re-imagining throughout its 35-year history. To begin with, the original film and its sequel, released in 1984 and 1991 respectively, rose to critical acclaim. However, since Cameron left the franchise, the following films became a series of reboots. Although it tried to continue the story arc, Terminator 3 reeked of poor storytelling. Likewise, Christian Bale and Sam Worthington failed to make Terminator Salvation break even. Finally, and eventually, Terminator Genisys tried to compensate for the franchise, but was still considered a box-office bomb.

Terminator’s Dark Fate: Where’s John Connor?

Notably, all Terminator films center on John Connor, the prophesied leader of the fictional Resistance. However, this film would seem to take a different route. According to a number of leaks, actor Edward Furlong remains part of the cast. However, he will be playing a minimal role as a new “hero” takes over the role of John Connor in Dark Fate. Actress Natalia Reyes figures in on this role.

Terminator Dark Fate stars Schwarzenegger and Hamilton, and franchise newcomers Mackenzie Davis, and Natalia Reyes. With an R-rating, the film will be released on November 1, 2019.

Definitely, he’s back.


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