We round up all the best moments from the franchise.
Terminator: Dark Fate will be the sixth movie in the Terminator franchise that started with the first movie 35 years ago in 1984. While the succeeding sequels somehow didn’t live up to the first two, the series has presented some of the best action moments we’ve seen on a Hollywood movie.
The moment we’ve learned that James Cameron is returning (he produced and wrote the story for Dark Fate) along with franchise stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, we can’t help but feel nostalgic when we see the two of them back on the big screen playing the roles they will forever be known for.
Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite action moments from the Terminator franchise:
Motorcycle chase (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) – I loved how action movies were made before since they usually go with miniatures or even shoot the real thing. This is what made this scene more exciting, you really know that’s a semi chasing after a motorcycle.
T-800 vs Pops (Terminator Genisys) – Genisys may be the lowest-rated movie in the franchise, but it does have its moments. In this ret-con of the Terminator timeline, the T-800 has become a protector of a younger Sarah which ended up battling his own younger self. It’s definitely cool seeing old Arnold fighting younger Arnold.
John and Marcus vs the T-800 (Terminator Salvation) – Salvation was somehow better than Genisys, partly because of this last fight between the heroes and the T-800. It’s raw, brutal and we finally know how John got those scars on his face.
T-850 vs T-X (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) – In one of the better Terminator sequels, this fight scene between the T-850 and a female terminator known as the T-X brings a fresh new take on the franchise.
Helicopter chase (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) – Judgement Day definitely is action-packed, and this helicopter chase is undoubtedly one of the memorable ones.
Blowing up Cyberdyne (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) – From infiltrating Cyberdyne to fighting with oncoming police, this is one of our favorite action moments from the franchise.
Kyle and Sarah vs the T-800 (The Terminator) – I had vague memories of the first Terminator movie but I remembered being scared thanks to this scene where Kyle and Sarah are trying to eliminate the T-800.
Crane chase (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) – If you told someone about Terminator 3, this may be one the scenes they’ll first start talking about. Lots of explosions and crazy action adds more tension to the scene, and that finale is something worth remembering.
“I’ll be back” (The Terminator) – It’s not exactly an action scene but this one line from Arnold Schwarzenegger really defined the franchise that has become of the most popular movie quotes in movie history.
T-800 vs T-1000 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) – We know they’re actors, but this fight between the T-800 and the T-1000 is clearly our all-time favorite largely because of how believable it was, considering that special effects at that time weren’t so advanced.
Did we miss something on the list? What is your favorite Terminator moment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Terminator: Dark Fate opens in UAE cinemas on October 31st.