The Terminator franchise has been on life support since Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines. For whatever reason, this franchise just can’t seem to stop tripping over itself. When series creator James Cameron revealed he would be teaming up with Deadpool director, Tim Miller, a small spark of excitement got fans hopeful.
Then came the trailer. I’m not going to write it off completely. The new characters look ok. Seeing Sarah Connor again is cool. But that song choice ”I’m going hunting…” was just flat and uninspiring. It was like having a race car and trying to rev up the engine and it just sputters out.
But that’s just a trailer. I still believe the film can be good. However, director Miller decided to kick the hornet’s nest known as the internet, ahead of the film’s San Diego Comic-Con panel.
The filmmaker said Mackenzie Davis’ cyborg character Grace will be enough to get misogynistic internet trolls shaking in their boots.
“If you’re at all enlightened, she’ll play like gangbusters. If you’re a closet misogynist, she’ll scare the fuck out of you, because she’s tough and strong but very feminine,” Miller said. “We did not trade certain gender traits for others; she’s just very strong, and that frightens some dudes. You can see online the responses to some of the early shit that’s out there, trolls on the internet. I don’t give a fuck.”
Harsh words for a harsher group of internet trolls who started attacking Dark Fate the minute Paramount debuted key art depicting all three primary female characters together.
Paramount’s official trailer for “Terminator: Dark Fate” featured no shortage of female characters being total badasses. The highlight of the clip features Hamilton’s Sarah Connor firing a bazooka in order to defeat an evolved new Terminator cyborg played by Gabriel Luna. While “Dark Fate” also features the return of franchise veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger, the focus is on a new generation of female characters.
My personal take, I don’t care if it’s all males, females, or dogs, just give us a good movie with a good story. But for God’s sake, Miller give us more of the classic Brad Fidel score and way less of whatever that song was in the first trailer for Dark Fate!
Paramount Pictures will release “Terminator: Dark Fate” in theaters nationwide November 1.