‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Review: Action-Packed and Fun Enough

Directed by Tim Miller

Having James Cameron back on board as a producer, bringing back the characters of Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger and dropping the last three Terminator movies may be the best way to give life back to an almost forgotten franchise. And it sort of did. Terminator: Dark Fate may not offer new twists and turns to the franchise and its genre but it’s action-packed and fun enough for the audience to feel they get what they paid for.

Not denying that I’m here for the action scenes. And knowing that the film is now headlined by ladies, it makes it more exciting. I’m a bit familiar by Linda Hamilton as she’s in the previous Terminator films but what surprised and made me glued to the screen the most is Mackenzie Davis. I have a feeling she’s the next big female action star in Hollywood. She has the grit, the intensity and all an action star needs to be worthy to headline a movie. I’m very much looking forward to what she’s in next.

As for the story, there’s nothing new here. But the film is still told in an exciting way that you’re in for the ride regardless of how predictable or familiar everything is.

It’s a good reboot or rehash to a story that this generation aren’t excited about. Putting new faces to a familiar story, giving it a modern look and a deadlier villain makes it more interesting. Terminator: Dark Fate is like reintroducing the franchise to this generation.

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3.5 stars

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.

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