Another year, another TERMINATOR sequel. Wait, what? This one's actually kind of good!?
It ain't perfect, but there's a lot to like about DARK FATE. Sure, it relies a bit too heavily on nostalgia and hitting those familiar beats, but it does so in a satisfying way, and with plenty of blood and thunder. Showstopping set pieces, moments of genuine emotion, an ass-kicking female ensemble, and a timely commentary on the current sociopolitical climate in the US (and here, and everywhere).
Arnie's performance is great: tough, funny and melancholic. His acting chops have definitely improved with age. After BLADE RUNNER 2049, BLACK MIRROR and this, Mackenzie Davis has kind of fallen into the role of 21st Century cyberpunk icon. She's rad.