Terminator: Dark Fate - Nostalgia Critic

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It's got Arnold, James Cameron, AND Linda Hamilton back! What could go wrong? Surprisingly quite a bit. Nostalgia Critic takes a look at Terminator: Dark Fate.
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Terminator: Dark Fate is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller and written by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Billy Ray from a story by James Cameron, Charles Eglee, Josh Friedman, Goyer, and Rhodes. Cameron also produced the film with David Ellison. It is the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise and a sequel to The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), taking place in an alternate timeline to Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Terminator Salvation (2009), following the return of creative control to Cameron.
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  1. Channel Awesome

    Channel Awesome

    3 dagen geleden

    By God Doug is looking DELICIOUS! Support this week's charity -​ Watch more Nostalgia Critic here -​​​​​​​​​​​ Follow us on Twitch -​

    • Ryo


      Uur geleden

      No this movie is worse than T:Genisis, not by much but it is worse.

    • Randy Randleman

      Randy Randleman

      13 uur geleden

      Or can you do a review on the fifth Element! Please 🙏

    • Randy Randleman

      Randy Randleman

      13 uur geleden

      Can you please do a review on jumpers? I would appreciate it! ☺️

    • VIctor Hex

      VIctor Hex

      23 uur geleden

      13:25 You're wrong Nostalgia man. T-800 can digest food and needs to do it to sustain his living tissue over metal body. Arnie ate a chocolate bar in T2, not in theatrical cut, of course.

    • Guillermo sierra Cuéllar

      Guillermo sierra Cuéllar

      Dag geleden

      @David James don't know why but in Genisys the Black guy that was working with John in developing Genesys was Dyson son

  2. Cassi Dillard

    Cassi Dillard

    26 minuten geleden

    John Connor...Juan Connor...Juanita Connor *James Cameron whipers: GENUIS*

  3. Abra Cadabra

    Abra Cadabra

    49 minuten geleden

    VADER: I'm the villain LUKE: *NoOooOuuuaaaGgh!!!*

  4. Aylmer Johnson

    Aylmer Johnson

    50 minuten geleden

    Now all I see is PeeWee as the Terminator 🤣

  5. Zachariah Jonah Maldonado

    Zachariah Jonah Maldonado

    52 minuten geleden

    I liked the subtle idea with the major that the wing nut division of the military is tracking the Terminator.

  6. Zachariah Jonah Maldonado

    Zachariah Jonah Maldonado

    Uur geleden

    I saw the movie in a theatre in El Paso and the crowd cheered at the 'This is Texas' line.

  7. Josiah Cain

    Josiah Cain

    Uur geleden

    "What's the chance that anyone wouldn't have physical interest in a terminator? Especially a beefcake like him!" Me: Asexual people you dumbass critic

  8. James Mitchell

    James Mitchell

    Uur geleden

    To me he didn't look like Peewee Hermann much so you putting in the voice was incredibly distracting and annoying.

  9. Ryan Malay

    Ryan Malay

    Uur geleden

    Spectacular series.

  10. Edwardo Santiago

    Edwardo Santiago

    3 uur geleden

    .......they just need to do an Infinite Crisis Terminator film........and instead of going to the past....they go to the future......get all these characters in the same film.....and ummm....LOOK IM FUCKING TRYING!!!!..........the new terminator is just Noob Saibot from Mortal Kombat.....

  11. Brandon


    4 uur geleden

    It’s always funny when he constantly complains about movies explaining too much and then bitches when they don’t explain things. 😂😂😂

  12. Brandon


    5 uur geleden

    He picked some of the dumbest questions he would ask the terminator. 😂

  13. Charles Mitchell

    Charles Mitchell

    5 uur geleden

    awe no terminator: the sarah conner chronicles?

  14. Charles Mitchell

    Charles Mitchell

    5 uur geleden

    19:59 well they HAD to make it dark - its in the title! DUH!!

  15. david kimmins

    david kimmins

    6 uur geleden

    more adverts on this than tv, greedy as

  16. Shelty Horn

    Shelty Horn

    6 uur geleden

    Dude, you need to paint that wall. Eh, love your channel. 😬

  17. CDBookManGaming


    7 uur geleden

    It's literal irony: The strong, robot-like creature meant to save everyone is - get it? - vulnerable.

  18. Stef Pugsley

    Stef Pugsley

    8 uur geleden

    That Arnold impression in the middle was fantastic. "Argh-ari-Arghhh!"

  19. wolfrainexxx


    9 uur geleden

    Would've been a twist if Skynet was at war with Legion, and was the one whom sent Grace back to assist Dani in order to ensure the destruction of Legion, leaving the events of T1 the only possible timeline... accidentally trapping itself in a timeloop.

  20. faustrocket565


    10 uur geleden

    am I in an alternate universe where Tom Hanks is the Terminator?

  21. phoenixsplash135


    10 uur geleden

    Wow this is still going after all the controversy? Crazy

  22. Saterios


    11 uur geleden

    A twist that actually could've been an interesting and fresh twist, is that the terminator killed John Connor, stays and creates a family and this change actually leads his step child Maria to develop a benevolent EAI, Odin. Who still takes over the world, not by war, but because humans of the future actually believe it to be a better leader then humans. Dani and Grace are actually anti-machine fanatics in the future, but can't beat it in that time, thus they kidnap some of the people who helped John Connor defeat Skynet in the parallel timeline and develop timetravel. Odin sends one of his R-9 androids called Carl back in time to stop Grace from recruiting Dani and destroying the original T-800 Carl. Carl appears before Dani disguised as her father, to talk to her and maybe lead her to not become a fanatic in the future, but is stopped by Grace impailing him and revealing his metal skeleton, which frightens Dani. Her and Grace escape and Grace tells her the story of the Odin AI, but lies in how terrifying and evil it is, while Carl is chasing them. Sarah Connor naturally helps them get away from the android and teaches them how to stay of the grid. They eventually meet up with the T-800 Carl, with Grace wanting to destroy him, but Connor being conflicted, by this terminators family live, stopping her. The R-9 Carl arrives and gets immidiatly attacked by the T-800 and Grace, who figures if she destroys the T-800 first, she doesn't stand a chance against the R-9 and he might kill Dani. In the final fight the T-800 and Grace beat the R-9 Carl, but not before he hacks the T-800 Carl and implants his memories of the future into him. Now knowing what his child has accomplished and that Grace was send back to destroy him completely, he fights and kills Grace, which then turns Sarah and Dani against him. They crititcally injure him and in his last moments he grabs Sarah's hand telling her that they got it all wrong and she has to protect his daughter Maria for a better future, for John's legacy. While Sarah contemplates on this, Dani angry at her for even doing so, runs away and swears to prevent the future that Grace told her about. Sarah on the other hand, takes Carl by his word and watches over Maria and brings her family his corpse so they can bury it. Years later we see Dani forming her eventual terror organisation. Meanwhile an older Maria working in a MIT lab on Carl's arm, with an old video of her and Carl playing in the background. Both telling their visions of the future and Odin. The movie ends with the EAI awakening and saying in Schwarzeneggers voice: "Odin operational... Hello World." The title Dark Fate, then doesn't refrer to that humanity always creates an evil EAI but to Dani's fate of becoming a kind of Anti-John Connor, who doesn't fight against the machines to save humanity, but instead because of her hatred for machines.

  23. KetwunsGamingPad


    11 uur geleden

    That VHS quality ad was just so gold and authentic. Seeing tools trying to replicate VHS tapes is so fun to see nowadays! Even nowadays some go literally out of their way to record off VHS just to make these sequences look more real in movies and shows, it’s quite nostalgic!

  24. tragicwitch


    11 uur geleden

    It took me way too long to recognize that was John Bailey with Arnold's super imposed face. I legit thought it was a new actor who just looked sketchy because he was filming at a different location with a crappier camera. I'm an idiot.

  25. thefatt1988


    12 uur geleden

    This is one movie where I believe I've watched it but already forgot about it but I'm pretty sure that I haven't watched it before.

  26. Hisyam Nct

    Hisyam Nct

    12 uur geleden

    Sarah Connor : "I'll Be Back." T-800 : "I Won't Be Back."

  27. TheRedrobin008


    13 uur geleden

    Well it's all good but tamara looks great and that is all that matters

  28. Reporting Live Kekzul

    Reporting Live Kekzul

    13 uur geleden

    15:39 Why does it look like the T-800 is in Fallout New Vegas?

  29. cory6266


    13 uur geleden

    19:48 Brush your teeth, Doug.

  30. Hector


    13 uur geleden

    This movie is garbage

  31. Philip kelton

    Philip kelton

    13 uur geleden

    12:24 it is explain t2 (the deleted scenes) skynet limits their ability to think and learn to avoid the robots form coming up with ideas of their own. the fact that skynet did not have a instructions after john get eliminated makes sky net looks stupid.

  32. Philip kelton

    Philip kelton

    14 uur geleden

    3:18 and thats was the moment most of the audience understood Hollywood had stole their money and minutes of their life span.

  33. Michael Parylak

    Michael Parylak

    14 uur geleden

    I enjoy this one with my mom in the theater. However the criticism and humor in this is video is justifiable.

  34. Dragma ZXM

    Dragma ZXM

    15 uur geleden

    You my personal opinion the movie is so boring and predictable (even in the review version ) the only parts that’s worth watching are @4:44, 6:02-6:18, 10:08, 10:44, 11:08, 18:43, and 20:36.

  35. Angolin


    16 uur geleden

    How was there not a "Me underwears" reference in the sponsor segment? It's like they named their company after that line in The Room!

  36. Clonetrooper1139


    16 uur geleden

    I liked Dark Fate. I know many fans of the franchise, I have been a fan since the first film, were angered by John's killing. I understand why John Connor was killed. His story had been told. Skynet was never created. Judgment Day was stopped. No resistance. Connor was no longer relevant.

  37. mjolnirfan


    16 uur geleden

    He should do a Predator Month

  38. CoolmanJ8


    16 uur geleden

    I'm sorry what did Camron do with this movie again?

  39. Firstname Lastname

    Firstname Lastname

    17 uur geleden

    Please please please do The Princess Bride!!!!

  40. mrink


    17 uur geleden

    9:15 am i the only one who thinks sara connor saying tht is very out of characther, he just said fuck you to the corpse of john who she loved a lot and did a lot of stuff to stop skynet making her as much of a threat as him for the machines but i guess that part of the movies is the one they decided to forget

  41. Satan42


    18 uur geleden

    The reason Grace needed the meds was explained in the movie just very quickly. The enhanced people in the future basically are only built to deal with short sudden conflicts cuz if you don't kill their versions of terminator immediately you won't be able to at all. So having basically a one and done warrior makes sense.

  42. Steven Reyna

    Steven Reyna

    18 uur geleden


  43. Raine


    18 uur geleden

    video starts at 1:09

  44. RialVestro


    20 uur geleden

    I know why they killed off John Conner in the first 5 minutes and replaced him with an obvious female savior... so they could call fans sexist for not liking this movie instead of actually trying to just make a good movie. Look... you spent the first FOUR MOVIES building up John Conner as this super important character who is needed to save humanity in the future. You can't then make him the VILLAIN in the 5th movie and kill him off in the 6th movie totally ignoring the importance of the character that had been built up so much in the previous films. There is no good way to change or remove John Conner from the franchise without completely ruining the entire franchise. We're better left never actually seeing him in the future than with the disappointment that he never actually becomes the future savior of humanity. There's nothing wrong with the idea that the future savior is a woman but at that point you're better off writing an entirely new story about this entirely new character rather than trying to link her story to an existing franchise. If you are going to link her story to the existing franchise what if instead of killing John Conner as an adult, he's killed in fighting the machines in the future and we find out that he secretly had a daughter who keeps the legacy alive after he's gone. That way it's adding something to the story that already exists rather than replacing it. And how does Dark Fate even fit in with the last movie? What it was so bad that they just decided to ignore the last attempt at a reboot that everyone hated because they made John evil with another attempt at a reboot that just kills him off entirely? GET THE HINT! If you're going to build up as a character as important then actually do something with that to deliver on that build up. Imagine if the MCU did that, building up Thanos as the big bad for 10 years only to have a DIFFERENT VILLAIN show up... or if they kept hinting at the infinity stones only to never actually use them. Infinity War/End Game wasn't the greatest... there were some plot holes but at least the things they had been building up to were actually there. It would of been worse if they just destroyed the infinity stones in the first five minutes of the movie and had Thanos turn out to be a Hero protecting everyone from a completely different threat we'd never seen before. That's what the Terminator films have become. An anti-climatic mess of a franchise that should have ended after the 3rd one.

  45. Gambit771


    21 uur geleden

    How is this the best worst sequel? It is the embodiment of Sarah's misandry in the best sequel with only men being humiliated, beaten and killed, has the worst new Terminator model that is so useless does he even hit feminator once? The terminator is supposed to be unbeatable not a pinata and pun intended. He's useless but in this film that was to be expected. Everything I've seen just has him thrown about like a feminist fan fiction. Looks dull with dodgy CGi.

  46. JaskaPower


    21 uur geleden

    Refused to watch this one...

  47. KEWL V1C

    KEWL V1C

    21 uur geleden

    This is basically Terminator 2: The Woke Version.

  48. Fox Hound1878

    Fox Hound1878

    22 uur geleden

    God I can't stand forced feminist protagonists, like Doug said badass female characters are not a foreign concept to us, you don't have to beat us over the head with a hammer. Engaging characters are competent characters, doesn't matter what they look like. Why do we like Ripply from Alien? Because she is smart, capable and gets shit done.

  49. Shaun Smallwood

    Shaun Smallwood

    22 uur geleden

    Hands down a shit movie

  50. Down-Time Gaming

    Down-Time Gaming

    22 uur geleden

    I am amazed you popped in Maximillian in the commercial. Its been so many years since I've seen that movie

  51. Herp Derp

    Herp Derp

    22 uur geleden

    Why isn’t Arnold’s dog going crazy the whole time? How does his furniture not break under his weight? A couple more questions for your list.

  52. capteric86


    23 uur geleden

    Doug, Malcolm and Tamara will NEVER be funny. Please go back to it just being you...please..

  53. Yoda


    23 uur geleden

    Cameron knew what fans wanted and built the franchise up for Connor to lead the resistance. He even brought back Furlong as John. Movie could've seriously reignite the franchise as a bonfire with serious potential only to be extinguished via fire hose. And the movie seriously poked fun of Arnold's comedy movie phase?

  54. Kektus


    Dag geleden

    NC: He looks like Pee Wee Herman! Me: I mean, not really - NC: I'm gonna make Pee Wee voice clip jokes throughout the entire review! Me: *sigh*

  55. Darth Biomech

    Darth Biomech

    Dag geleden

    The switch from Skynet to Legion would be interesting if the reveal was that it was _Skynet_ that was helping Sarah, and Legion would be a competitor AI, or a more insane fork of Skynet, that was bent on destroying _both_ Skynet and Humanity, so an uneasy truce would be forged which would end the movie with humans and Skynet uneasy coexistence with an unclear outcome.

  56. Sameer Narain

    Sameer Narain

    Dag geleden

    Hey critic, what about an Elvis month? All of his charmingly bad movies that Eddie Murphy said they just let him sing his lines???

  57. krispwnsu


    Dag geleden

    Seeing the photoshops of Doug in meundies was more disturbing than watching young John Connor get murdered.

  58. [Not]MJJ1427


    Dag geleden

    The Terminator Resistance game is the best/last strand of hope for this franchise.

  59. Ginger_Vifsla


    Dag geleden

    This film is completely awful! Acting, script, CGI - everything doesn't work at all. I can't believe them.

  60. Mang Merciless

    Mang Merciless

    Dag geleden

    Retirenator falls was freaking hilarious!!

  61. 12vscience


    Dag geleden


  62. MaximusJohal


    Dag geleden

    As usual lazy writing ruined it and over the top CGI for the hell of it.

  63. Sarah Barker

    Sarah Barker

    Dag geleden

    "I'm often such a normal human being." Doug, you are anything BUT normal. 😂

  64. Klip.Go


    Dag geleden

    Why when I see Sarah Connor running away from the Terminator in a panic, I immediately remember The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System, where Shen Qingqiu also ran away from Luo Binghe in a panic, thinking that he, like the t-800, came to kill him, but in fact he did not. I think I'm having deja vu

  65. Hunter McCaskill

    Hunter McCaskill

    Dag geleden

    "Don't CA my TX" So true!

  66. OzricAurora


    Dag geleden

    Wait so they retconned an entire franchise, killing off one of the most iconic heroes in film history just to replace him with a generic Latina woman to fit their agenda?

  67. David James

    David James

    Dag geleden

    Given how dark the visuals later on are, can you imagine what it was like watching it in 3D, through darkened glasses. That's right, it became a radio drama.

  68. Vincent Marduk

    Vincent Marduk

    Dag geleden

    LGBT-1000 THE FILM IS WOKE! THAT'S the most important point...

    • David James

      David James

      Dag geleden

      LGBT doesn't feature anywhere in it.

  69. acheron16


    Dag geleden

    WTF, no stamps?

    • David James

      David James

      Dag geleden

      Stamps, Stamps, Underpants.

  70. MB PM

    MB PM

    Dag geleden

    Fuck this movie. The end.

  71. Shane Crocker

    Shane Crocker

    Dag geleden

    Worst terminator movie ever

  72. linkuei83


    Dag geleden

    I can't even watch the review of this crap.

  73. Rylee Sonstegard

    Rylee Sonstegard

    Dag geleden

    review kid nation

  74. Mc Carthy

    Mc Carthy

    Dag geleden

    I think the whole Grace being sick is an amazing addition. Those who get enhanced spend short, painful, brutal lives who are accepting of their death and literally trade their remaining years for a short, violent end which hopefully helps to protect VIPS or take down some enemy units. The surgery is new, the results vary and its not perfect. Its a huge trade off. I think it worked so well rather than her be almost as unstoppable as the Rev unit.

  75. John Doe

    John Doe

    Dag geleden

    Can you please take a look at The Island from 2005 a Michael Bay movie we do here much about . is because it's a good movie and nobody wants to say Bay directed a good film :) I just rewatch it first time scins it came out and i enjoyed it ..Thx

  76. James McAteer

    James McAteer

    Dag geleden

    You should make a star trek themed month since you really nailed the borg impression in 15:56

  77. Obsessive Fanatic

    Obsessive Fanatic

    Dag geleden

    Be it SJWs or poor writers what I can’t handle is these people who want to make a girl power movie don’t understand and diss on the movies that actually does it right. Sarah Conner didn’t just give birth to the leader she raised that leader. Her role for the future was just as important as her son’s, John would be nothing if it weren’t for his mother who taught and raised him to be a soldier. In T2 even after she had given birth to John, her role in The story wasn’t finished, she needed to guide and protect John for the future. Even Skynet, a machine which doesn’t understand emotions and philosophy, knew she was still a threat. If the T-1000 fails to kill John then plan B was to kill Sarah, killing her means John losses the guidance he needs to become a leader. Wether Sarah or John dies, the leader is never born and Skynet still wins. Sarah Conner wasn’t a womb, she was a mother

    • David James

      David James

      Dag geleden

      She's also a kick ass soldier herself.

  78. Giannis 85

    Giannis 85

    Dag geleden

    It was a nice review, but you still did't answered the main question: Is it at least better than the other sequels (including Rise of the Machines - that you claimed that you enjoyed more than other sequels)?

  79. Karamatake


    Dag geleden

    Fiquei espantado com o fato das pessoas ainda virem aqui assistir essa vergonha alheia!!

  80. Handsome Italian

    Handsome Italian

    Dag geleden


  81. Михаил Дмитриев

    Михаил Дмитриев

    Dag geleden

    For me personally, this one is THE worst!

  82. Abraham Lupis

    Abraham Lupis

    Dag geleden

    I'm available for time traveling to stop the weinsteins and save George Floyd!

  83. Smith Wesson

    Smith Wesson

    Dag geleden

    A FanScription where what if Sarah died trying to protect John from another Terminator while the Arnold model was sent to protect him (but not Sarah) would be a neat idea

  84. Marcel Miller

    Marcel Miller

    Dag geleden

    I don't see how the SJW feminist women are okay with a child getting killed and why because a female replaces him as the last hope for mankind

  85. Schwatvogel


    Dag geleden

    At least "Salvation" *tried* to make something different.

  86. Ichijo Festival

    Ichijo Festival

    Dag geleden

    When you mentioned the "five famous notes" La li lu le lo.

  87. Official Bruce Wayne

    Official Bruce Wayne

    Dag geleden

    To me it's not part 3 to me it'll always be part 6



    Dag geleden

    I kid you not but when this movie came out my whole city of Laredo Texas was hyped when the town’s name in the movie

  89. sirdzl710


    Dag geleden

    NC isn't man enough to review Mr Headmistress

  90. Nosurrenderpossible


    Dag geleden

    What about Sarah Connor's chronicles?

  91. Angery React

    Angery React

    Dag geleden

    Okay but a redeemed Skynet vs Legion in a sequel would be really interesting

  92. duozero00


    Dag geleden

    What about the seahorse (the room review) ? We're they concord by the squirrels

  93. Solo


    Dag geleden

    4XL underwar lol. Can't say the guy doesn't know his audience

  94. Edward Dore

    Edward Dore

    Dag geleden

    They actually mentioned in the movie, that Grace needs that cocktail of medicine, because being enhanced takes a lot out of her physicality, she's not a machine. Now the guy giving her the EMP, that plot hole bothers me the most.

    • David James

      David James

      Dag geleden

      Should have just made him Danny Dyson. Can't be a rights issue as Cameron now owns it outright (legally they deferred to him after a set amount of time).

  95. Gaming Goof

    Gaming Goof

    Dag geleden

    Pretty decent what if I guess. 1 and 2 will always be the best. But Genysis and Salvation are definitely the worst (Salvation might get some leeway though)

  96. turd furgeson

    turd furgeson

    Dag geleden

    We keep mentioning 12 monkeys LETS FUCKING TALK ABOUT 12 MONKEYS

  97. Paul Johnson

    Paul Johnson

    Dag geleden

    So enjoyed by critics and audiences... disliked by your shitty gaggle of shocking

  98. Paul Johnson

    Paul Johnson

    Dag geleden

    This film was great imo

  99. Matt Way

    Matt Way

    Dag geleden

    I never saw a Terminator movie from beginning to end and even I wouldn’t want to watch anything past three. Why? The ending.

  100. gatopreto 1207

    gatopreto 1207

    Dag geleden

    06:47 Wow! What was that grenade made of?