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If there’s one thing you can count on from a Terminator movie, it’s action. The latest installment, the R-ratedTerminator: Dark Fate, will be no exception, and while a new trailer didn’t drop today following the movie’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the public has treated treated to a consolation prize: a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the action Dark Fate has to offer, which star Linda Hamilton claims is “10x bigger” than before. Check it out!
Although Terminator mastermind James Cameron did return to the franchise as a producer and story crafter on Terminator: Dark Fate, sitting in the director’s chair is Deadpool’s Tim Miller. He says at the beginning of the video that he still can’t get over the fact that he’s making a Terminator movie; one with both Arnold Schwarzenegger AND Linda Hamilton, a pairing that we haven’t seen on the big screen since Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
From there, we delve into the many action-packed moments Terminator: Dark Fate filmed, whether it’s official footage or a behind-the-scenes looks. Highlights include Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor firing a bazooka, Mackenzie Davis’ Grace fighting some soldiers, Gabriel Luna’s Rev-9 Terminator plowing through cars on a highway and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest T-800, who’s named Carl, shooting the Rev-9 in the face.
However, my favorite moment from this Terminator: Dark Fate video isn’t one of the action scenes, but Sarah Connor saying, “I hunt Terminators, you metal motherfucker.” It’s been nearly 30 years since Linda Hamilton last played Sarah (not including her uncredited vocal cameo in Terminator Salvation), but it’s good to see that the actress still has the character down pat.
We’ll have to wait and see how Terminator: Dark Fate compares to its predecessors, but as I see it, this video and the footage that was screened at San Diego Comic-Con have done a better job of making this feel like a proper Terminator movie than the teaser trailer did. Tim Miller also added that Dark Fate is “relentless” and “just doesn’t stop,” so fingers crossed it delivers what he’s promising.
It’s no secret that the last three Terminator movies failed to make anywhere near the kind of splash the first two did. So, following in the footsteps of last year’s Halloween, Terminator: Dark Fate is only serving as a sequel to The Terminator and Terminator 2. Which is fitting since James Cameron says that Dark Fate follows tonally in the footsteps of the first two Terminator movies through its “adrenaline rush” and “sense of terror.”
Along with the previously mentioned actors, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Natalia Reyes as Dani Ramos, the Rev-9’s target; Diego Boneta as Miguel Ramos, Dani’s brother; and Edward Furlong, who is back as John Connor, Sarah’s son and leader of the resistance against Skynet in the future.
You can see Terminator: Dark Fate in theaters on November 1, and stay tuned to CinemaBlend in the meantime on more updates. If you’re curious about what other movies are coming out later this year, browse through our 2019 release schedule.