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Think of Terminator: Dark Fate as Terminator 3: Redux—it completely ignores all the Terminators after Terminator 2. The producers explained it by saying those movies took place in an alternative universe. The rights to the Terminator franchise reverted back to James Cameron around 2018, and he didn’t want hemmed in by anything anyone had done since T2 so he ...


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At some point in the movie, Grace says something along the lines of: We are designed for short bursts of energy against the Terminators, not continuous effort. Presumably the fights they get involved in exceed her time threshold. Note that multiple factors will not make it easier for her: Grace just went through time travel. This process hurts, a lot. ...


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In this film, the events that happen in the present do not alter the timeline in any way. I'm only referring to where the movie begins and not the previous timelines. Dark Fate is set in a timeline that is a result of Terminator 1 and Terminator 2. The movies that came after T2 can be completely ignored. So, in Dark Fate, we have this one timeline that has ...


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I can't find the exact quote, but the T-800 mentions that it can detect "temporal displacements" which let him calculate the exact time and location a Terminator would appear. Then Sarah interrupts him and says "That explains the 'how' but not the 'why'." That's pretty much all the movie does to explain it.


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The gendered pronouns reveal something it seems the screenwriters were trying to keep secret. Grace is initially quite closed lipped about why Dani is important in her timeline. She's adamant that Dani is important, but doesn't actually explain why. This serves to keep the information from both the characters and the viewers. It's a notable contrast to The ...


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"Assuming that their time machines can displace them spatially and not just temporally" There's nothing in the movie to suggest they have precise control over where they end up. Grace appeared in the middle of a highway and the time machine ball burned a hole in the highway which she fell through. That implies (to me) that they missed their target by a ...


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