He wasn’t lying when he said he’d be back. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s time travelling cyborg returns yet again to prevent another robot from killing a girl who is key to the future of the human race.
Continuing the trend of ignoring previous instalments other than the original; declaring and solidifying that notion of ‘sequel’ by bringing back the original cast; here it’s Linda Hamilton’s hard-as-nails Sarah Connor.
Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is living a simple life in Mexico City when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator (Gabriel Luna) travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an enhanced super-soldier also from the future, and a weary battle-hardened Connor. As the new cyborg ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a bearded Schwarzenegger, a rescue T from Sarah’s past who may be their last best hope.
The formula sounds stale by now but this iteration is darker and more violent in tone, reminiscent of Cameron’s two originals. It’s edge-of-your-seat stuff. (Jack Whiting) If you can stand one more, come and see if Arnie can still do it in his slippers.