Directed by Tim Miller, this sci-fi sequel serves the 1984 original well.
The opening introduces us to Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) who works with her brother at an automobile assembly plant in Mexico City.
An updated version of the liquid metal robot, Rev – 9 (Gabriel Luna) has tracked her down with the singular mission of killing her. He’s an emotionless, unrelenting killer.
Dani doesn’t stand a chance on her own, so it’s a good thing that Grace (MacKenzie Davis), an augmented human soldier, has her back.
Grace is tall, slim and has one purpose, and that’s to save Dani, who will give birth to the future savior of mankind against the machines.
It’s a good opening with plenty of action, but it kicks into high gear when Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) shows up. She looks like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.
Sarah might be weary, but when she raises a huge gun up and takes aim, you know she’s there to do battle and avenge the death of her son.
The special effects are really good and the chase scenes, including one that involves a C-5 plane no less, are exciting.
I loved the three strong women banding together for a righteous purpose, but I must admit, I was happy when Arnold Schwarzenegger, the original T-800 arrived on-screen.
He has settled down into some kind of domestic bliss, and amid destruction, violence and non-stop action, the fact that he boasts of changing diapers, really made me laugh.