Terminator: Dark Fate

Plot hole: Sarah turns up on the bridge to fight the Rev-9, we later learn that she is texted the location of where to be as when the terminators travel though time it causes a gravitational anomaly, and this is where she needs to be. The Rev-9 had been there ages killing Dani's dad etc, Sarah would have no idea to be on the bridge after the terminator has chased them though the town - she can't possibly know that location.

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Suggested correction: Sarah is very skilled at fighting Terminators. She receives the coordinates but knows that many other real-world factors may impede her progress to those coordinates, so she makes efforts to prepare for that. Also, the coordinates that she received for the Rev-9 may very well have told her to fight it on the bridge because the T800 who sent those coordinates knew that Sarah would also then be able to rescue Dani and Grace, and eventually meet up with him as a result.

I'd say the real reason Sarah is on the highway to fight Rev-9 is that she followed it. She misses the moment it arrived (from the future), she follows it to the car factory, but she misses it again, then she finally catches it up on the highway.

It is explicitly stated by the T800 Carl that he was sending Sarah the coordinates of where the terminators would appear, because the arrival would create a space-time wrinkle he is able to measure ahead of time. There is no indication he can predict the future events and send Sarah coordinates of places to be other than that.


Suggested correction: Sarah's truck can be seen in the background when Grace arrives. Grace doesn't look like any Skynet Terminator, and the time bubble she arrives in is different to the ones in T1 and T2. We can infer that Sarah followed Grace from her arrival to the bridge in an attempt to understand what was going on with the new time travellers before intervening.

Factual error: When Grace is fighting the controls of the C-5 cargo aircraft there is a shot of part of the instrument panel. Among the items on the panel is a switch labeled "tail rotor quadrant." The C-5 does not have a tail rotor. Helicopters do. (01:35:00)


Continuity mistake: When the main characters first meet up with the old terminator at his residence, Sarah tries to turn her shotgun on him, but is stopped. Instead, the round goes off punching a hole in a wooden ceiling of the front porch. The resulting debris lands on Arnold's T-shirt, standing out because of the T-shirt's dark color. Several times the camera angle changes and the debris appears and disappears several times throughout the shot. Most notably a splinter of wood on his shoulder.

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Trivia: SPOILER! John Connor's death scene during the opening marks the first time since the original film that Arnold as the Terminator has killed a human.

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Trivia: On the bridge Sarah says the classic line of the saga "I'll be back."


Trivia: The numbers on Carl's wagon are the date when the original Terminator film was released.


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Dani Ramos: How do we win?
Grace: We win... by keeping you alive.

Grace: Who are you?
Sarah Connor: My name is Sarah Connor. I've never seen one like you before. Almost human.
Grace: I am human.

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Question: When Dani and Grace are in the vehicle that drops out the back of the plane...how then is it possible that the plane is able to nearly come down upon them if it was moving in a forward motion at a great speed in opposite direction? The plane would naturally have gone down miles away from them and not nearly collided with them.

Answer: The simplest answer is, this is a movie, and movies often exaggerate, change, or fabricate details that logically could never occur in real-life. This is a perfect example of a deliberately faked action sequence that is contrived solely to entertain the audience by employing a 'suspension of disbelief.' It's more exciting and suspenseful to be able to see the plane crash, even though, as you point out, it realistically would be miles away by that time.

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Question: If Skynet was prevented from coming online, how did Legion develop the idea for creating terminators?

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Answer: Skynet and Legion were both developed for identical purposes: defense network artificial intelligence. It stands to reason they would both evolve in similar ways. Since both Skynet and Legion were fighting a similar human resistance, they both developed similar infiltration units.


Question: What happened to the military guy that was injured and left in the Carl's van? Did they simply drop him off the plane along with the van?

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