Terminator: Dark Fate trailer is out and Sarah Conor is back and kicking robot butt. The timeline just got really confusing though.
We think the film’s setting along the United States-Mexico border has to do with the fact that X-Men alum, film-maker and visual effects artist Tim Miller is on board.
You can watch it here:
The roles and story of “hybrid cyborg human” played by Mackenzie Davis. and of Dani Ramos (Natalie Reyes) are still unclear.
One thing is certain though. Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800.
Bread Crumbs in the Trailer
Original Terminator director James Cameron will be steering this franchise once more. According to the director Terminator: Dark Fate will pick up right after Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
The rest of the movies are being wiped out like a “bad dream” as James Cameron called it ( they just pulled an X-Men: First Class move right there).
“This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2. And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream.”
Last we heard from Sarah Connor, John Connor, and our favorite cyborg the T-800, they just stopped “judgement day” by blowing up Skynet’s headquarters. Well, apparently that wasn’t enough.
Looks like they just altered the timeline or something. In Dark Fate, we see Davis’ “hybrid cyborg human” who is protecting Dani Ramos. Sounds familiar right? Its just like when Arnie protected John Connor in T2.
There’s a twist though. Sarah Connor is also helping to protect the girl. When Davis asks why Sarah’s helping, she explicitly says in the trailer:
‘Because I was her.”
Its a nice throwback to the very first movie, where Sarah was the helpless prey being hunted by a killer cyborg from the future.
Last we saw in Terminator 2, the Connors disposed off the first friendly T-800 cyborg.
Based on the trailer for Dark Fate, it looks like Sarah Connor has seen a fair deal of Terminators since then. Is that how (and why) Arnie is back as the T-800?
“I’ve never seen one like you before. Almost human.”
Sarah Connor points out how Davis’ cyborg is ‘almost human’. This touches on the robot’s humanity, not her humanoid form. Davis responds to this with;
“I am human.”
We can’t wait to see how the movie addresses this new dilemma – robots who believe that they are human beings first rather than soulless, pre-programmed machines with a set of directives.
As for the movie’s big bad, we see Gabriel Luna as some sort of T-1000, powered by a swarm of nano-machines that can help him take any form.
Where does it go from here? We’ll just have to watch the movie to find out.