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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:06 AM

What does Trump have to do with the Terminator?

Wow, so many themes in this movie. Immigration, people in cages, losing jobs to AI, guns, women are the future. I really liked it. I'm surprised it did not do better at the box office. I think they incorporated a lot of those themes without being preachy. Gotta wonder if the Mexican heroine theme was a turnoff for some?

Anyhoo, I thought Arnold Shwarzenagger and Linda Hamilton were superb.
Here's what the director had to say
[link:https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2019-11-01/terminator-dark-fate-linda-hamilton-mackenzie-davis-natalia-reyes|
Many involved say the intention was not to make an overtly political “Terminator” sequel. Yet Cameron, who shepherded the storyline and recruited a writer’s room to chart out a potential three-film arc, delights in the pointed commentary.

“When you look at how Trump thinks of Mexico … it’s like, well, we’re going to tell a story about the most important person in the world,” he said. “She’s so important that they bend time to send an agent back to try to kill her to change the future. Let’s make her a Mexican national.

“Now you’ve got gender, but you’re also bringing race, culture and politics into it with that one decision. That’s absolutely by design, and that’s something that we talked about and we all leaned into,” he said. Adding not one but two female protectors in the forms of Sarah and Grace deepened that choice.

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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 06:33 AM

1. It looks like it died at the box office.

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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 06:48 PM

2. Yes, it did poorly. Waiting for Trump to send out a Failed tweet at Shwarzenagger and Cameron

Its a good film. Critics are analyzing why it did poorly. It has gotten good reviews by people who actually went to see it.

Maybe a Mexican immigrant crossing the border who happens to be the savior of the world is not what people want to see?

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