From IMDB: “Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.”
What I liked:
- A refreshing take on the Terminator story, bringing entirely new concepts to a franchise that needed the wake-up call.
- Those new concepts present a timeline that allow the previous non-James Cameron associated entries (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, Terminator Genisys, the Sarah Connor Chronicles) to still co-exist, but as alternate realities.
- Immigration and undocumented immigrants serve as a component of the story, which I loved.
- Nice to see Linda Hamilton back, but also nice to see new characters carry the story forward.
- There are some visuals that are going to stick with me for a few days.
- Some big, fun action sequences in this that totally owned my attention span.
- If they were to end the series with this movie, it’d be a great close-out.
- There are some callbacks to the previous movies, both visually and audibly.
- Big movies like this tend to use a lot of recycled dialog, but I was happily surprised at how original all the spoken lines were.
What I didn’t like:
- (shoulder shrug emoji)
Overall: A strong entry in the series, and the best since Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Feels like that film’s direct sequel.