The sequel gets the gang that made the first two movies back together – along with the franchise’s penchant for big guns, robot fights, vehicle chases, and tons of kabooms followed by fire.
Not getting too much more out of this than the last one. It’s also got everything you could expect out of a Terminator movie with added modern CG. It’s reassuring to have Cameron (who is exec producer) and the core of the original cast back, but only the box office will tell if fans approve of the final product.
The movie is being directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, and James Cameron co-wrote the story with him. This is the first time Cameron has had hands on involvement in the franchise since Judgement Day – the non-Cameron films have been lackluster. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter Cameron stated:
“This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2. And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse. This was really driven more by [Tim] than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it. The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.”
Linda Hamilton is joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and new to the franchise case members Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.