Terminator: Dark Fate

Theatrical Release: November 1, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate


The Dove Take:

Terminator: Dark Fate offers much in terms of action and a compelling story but does so in a way that is less than ideal when it comes to violence and language.

Dove Review

The Synopsis:

Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.

The Review:

A modified Terminator the Rev-9 model—a robotic killing machine—arrives in Mexico City from the future to kill a young factory worker named Dani Ramos. In addition to the Rev-9, a genetically modified woman named Grace is sent to the past to protect Dani, as she is the eventual leader of the human resistance that battles against a man-made Artificial Intelligence called Legion that spawns millions of Terminators like the Rev-9.

Along the way, they come across an aged Sarah Connor, who has made it her goal to hunt and exterminate Terminators ever since her son, John, was killed three years after destroying Skynet. Together, they keep Dani from the Rev-9 Terminator and fight to ensure the continuation of the human species.

The 2019 sci-fi action movie, Terminator: Dark Fate has a number of fast-paced action sequences that can definitely keep the audience at the edge of their seats and characters, both old and new, that keep viewers invested in their survival. Grace and Dani are interesting additions to the Terminator franchise, and the return of Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator certainly appealed to the nostalgia of long-time fans.

However, because of the graphic violence, brief scenes of nudity, and intense language throughout the movie, this film is Not Dove-approved.

Content Description

Nudity: There is nudity at the very start of the movie. Grace and the Rev-9, upon being sent to the past, arrive naked and journey around the city as such until finding clothes.
Other: None
Faith: Though not directly related to Christianity, heavy themes of sin, temptation, forgiveness, and redemption.
Integrity: Many of the characters remain loyal to one another
Sex: None
Language: Excessive use of F*** and S***, many instances where the Lord’s name is taken in vain
Violence: Assumed action-packed violence, including intense gore
Drugs: Drugs used to expend a character’s energy- could be viewed as intense drug abuse.


Company: Paramount
Director: Tim Miller
Genre: Action
Runtime: 128 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Mark H.