James Cameron promises that the new Terminator movie will not be bogged down by the oppressive badness of the sequels and reboot. Instead, the Cameron-produced Terminator: Dark Fate will continue the story that began in the first two Terminator movies, and a new trailer teases much derring-do by a bazooka-toting Linda Hamilton. Mackenzie Davis also takes a lead role this time around while Arnold Schwarzenegger is around long enough to solemnly open a door.
Will the movie represent a return to form for the disgraced franchise? With three rad women at its forefront, there may be hope yet. “We’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse,” Cameron assured The Hollywood Reporter back in 2017. In this timeline, it seems, we can expect car chases, slo-mo explosions, and an eerie, downtempo riff on a popular song.