Terminator franchise star Linda Hamilton, who plays the iconic Sarah Connor is currently in Las Vegas promoting Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate at CinemaCon. While they showed off some impressive footage, the press was also able to speak with Linda about her thoughts on the other films, mainly the sequels that took place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Variety got her to comment on Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines and Terminator: Salvation, admitting she hadn’t seen Terminator Genisys. Also, they asked her about making more movies where she made a face and teased faking her own death to avoid that.
VARIETY: How important was it to sort of forget about the Terminators that came after the second Terminator, to do this Terminator?
HAMILTON: “Well, they’re forgettable aren’t they? Sorry, I said it.”
VARIETY: Did you watch them?
HAMILTON: “Most of them I did, I didn’t see the last one and I wanted them to be good. When you start something, you’re invested in the franchise but somehow the characters that you care about weren’t there. Too many people, too many story points and the focus of just a few people you’re rooting for.”
“So, I think we’ve done a good job narrowing down the focus again, so it will echo the first two films.”
You can watch the quick interview clip below along with her facial reaction to making more movies, which is kind of comical.
— Variety (@Variety) April 4, 2019
I think Linda has a point here as great as the first two movies were the sequels for the most part came and went without a big impact on audiences, even as a fan I’ll watch them and know they’re not the best films in the franchise. They are what they are and I don’t think many people are too upset they’ve been retconned by Dark Fate.
I assume we’ll be getting a trailer for Dark Fate over the summer, possibly at San Diego Comic-Con, if not sooner.
Paramount Pictures has set Terminator: Dark Fate’s release date for November 1st.