Welcome to the day after Judgement Day.
27 years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a new, modified liquid metal Terminator (Gabriel Luna) is sent from the future by Skynet in order to terminate Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), a hybrid cyborg human (Mackenzie Davis), and her friends. Sarah Connor comes to their aid, as well as the original Terminator, for a fight for the future.
James Cameron returns to the franchise with Deadpool director Tim Miller at the helm to bring us a direct sequel to Terminator 2. Cameron has publicly dismissed the last three films as a “bad dream”, which helps undo a lot of inconsistencies that the latest films brought with them.
One of the biggest highlights for me is the return of Linda Hamilton (the original Sarah Connor). Seeing an older version of the bad-ass character we loved is going to be interesting, and I’m curious how they’ll play it with John not around. From the looks of the trailer, the new Terminator threat is able to self-replicate. It certainly seems gimmicky, but if done right, it could stand to be as threatening as the shape-shifting T-1000 was in Terminator 2.
It’s still going to be difficult to top the first two Terminator movies, but now that the franchise is back in safe hands, I’d be surprised if it’s not at least the third best film in the series.