‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Review: This Isn’t the Worst ‘Terminator’ Movie, but It Should Definitely Be the Last One

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Review: This Isn’t the Worst ‘Terminator’ Movie, but It Should Definitely Be the Last One
Despite being the sixth installment of a franchise that hasn’t really been relevant since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tim Miller’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” has no reason to feel this far past its expiration date. In a studio age of intellectual property where nostalgia and innovation are tugging us so hard in either direction that it doesn’t seem to matter what happens right here, nothing this side of a “live-action” Disney remake could possibly be more “now” than an unsolicited $150 million sequel in which the present is literally reduced to a turf war between the past and the future.

And “Dark Fate” does everything in its power to embrace the 2019 of it all; from its self-congratulatory emphasis on strong female characters and (far more graceful) focus on people of color, to its pandering fan service and soul-numbing parade of weightless special effects, this isn’t just
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