The slogan for "Terminator: Dark Fate" was "Welcome to the day after Judgment Day", appearing on the posters, and a similar reference in trailers. Due to this, I expected the film to take place the day after Judgment Day, and be mainly a post-apocalyptic type film. However the film I just watched bears little resemblance to this concept. Apart from Grace's description of how 'the day after Judgment Day people were just surviving and hoping things would get back to normal', I don't remember any other reference to the "day after Judgment Day". Why was this so heavily mentioned in advertising, and does it have any relation to the actual movie?

  • Judgement day never happened, so there was no Apocalypse. This movie ignored everything after t2. So the movie picks up literally they day after...where nothing happened and there is no post anything....until ‘Carl’ shows up anyways. The Judgment day of Graces time line is a different one, same as the AI and all the subsequent movie plot. – morbo Nov 10 '19 at 13:44
  • @morbo Is that supposed to be an answer? – T.J.L. Nov 10 '19 at 22:38
  • @morbo I don't think it's correct to say that "the movie picks up literally the day after", as far as I remember the first scene in the movie is set in 1998 (a year after Judgment Day was meant to have happened in 1997) the scene with Sarah and John on holiday – Kidburla Nov 12 '19 at 13:13
  • You’re right the film doesn’t start literally the next day, but the colloquial understanding is that it’s a film that is the direct sequel to T2, where John and Sarah simply continue on with their lives knowing judgement day will never happen. If i could remove the word ‘literally’ from the comment i would. – morbo Nov 12 '19 at 13:25

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