Terminator: Dark Fate and the Tower of Babel

Think Christian | 11/19/2019 | Staff
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Terminator: Dark Fate is essentially a remake of the first two Terminator movies. This isn’t a bad thing. As the Terminator franchise progressed, it got more complicated, less compelling, and seemed more interested in the time travel stuff (which never made any sense) and the futuristic world-building (which looked generic). Dark Fate takes us back to the roots of the franchise and its thrilling premise: a vulnerable young woman is the future of humanity, and a terrifyingly powerful, relentless villain is on a mission to kill her.

Dark Fate also refocuses on the central anxiety that animates the entire Terminator series: our concern that the things we build are going to destroy us. By the time Dark Fate begins, the storyline of the first movies has been resolved, as Sarah and John Connor have successfully stopped the creation of Skynet, the artificial-intelligence program that would declare war on humanity. But now a new AI program, called Legion, is sending robots from the future to murder Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), a Mexican factory worker who is the hope of the (new) future revolution. It’s up to an "enhanced" human, Grace (Mackenzie Davis), to protect her from the new Terminator (Gabriel Luna). I suppose if history has a habit of repeating itself, the future might be prone to the same thing.

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