First Ever RPX Experience Review Terminator: Dark Fate

10/31/2019 had our first ever Regal RPX with Dolby ATMOS experience

We have been waiting for the right movie to watch in Regal Cinema’s RPX which is their version, if you will, of Dolby Audio called Dolby ATMOS. Last night, 10/31/2019 we caught the 10pm opening of ….

Terminator: Dark Fate ⭐️⭐️½

The Regal RPX experience was fantastic, but the movie we saw in this format? Not so good.

You can click the title to read my review, but the movie itself was, unfortunately, underwhelming. As excited as I was leading up to seeing this movie, I left the theater disappointed.

This post is more about the RPX sound and visuals which were fantastic. Sound was crisp and surrounding. We had almost the dead center seating in the cinema. The screen is large and curved, see picture below:

Inside the Regal RPX theater before the movie started, see the large curved screen

The screen is big and bright, visuals are stunning. There is nothing about the movie we saw that wasn’t visually pleasing. We paid an extra $5.03 each for the privilege of experiencing the RPX.

Was it worth the extra $5? Not really for the movie that we saw, but it would be worth it for a better movie. There was a noticeable difference in the sound, more spatial and more 3D-surround like, but not so much better that we went, oh, man, we have to see every movie we can in RPX.

Upon leaving the theater and recording our “just left the theater video review” (included under the review above) we both agreed that Terminator: Dark Fate would be more fun to see in 4DX like we saw Rambo: Last Blood.

We need to check out the Dolby Audio, because I’ve read good reviews about that format being the best. We have experienced IMAX, although it’s been awhile since seeing any movies in that format. Love the really big screen effect of IMAX, but they only have certain movies showing in that format, typically the tentpole movies only.

1 Day To Terminator: Dark Fate – What is The Best Movie In The Series?

The #CREATEYOURFATE contest was for budding filmmakers to make a trailer

Rewatched, rated and reviewed Terminator 2: Judgment Day ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . This is, in my opinion, the most entertaining, best Terminator in the series. I haven’t seen Terminator: Dark fate yet, so maybe in a couple days I’ll be declaring that superior to T2, but that seems highly unlikely.

In fact, I think there’s a better chance I’ll run into a terminator in my lifetime than Dark Fate being the best movie in the franchise.

This doesn’t mean I’m going into seeing Dark Fate expecting it to be bad. In fact, I’m hoping it will be somewhere between the first and second movie. It would be amazing if it was better than the first movie, but, again, doubtful it can pull that off, but I’ve got an open mind.

Entertain me, Dark Fate!

Other movies watched recently with central artificial intelligence theme:

  • All other Terminator movies
  • Her ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • Jexi ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Countdown ⭐️⭐️½ (ok, it’s a cursed phone application movie, but close to AI)
  • A.M.I ⭐️½

Will Terminator: Dark Fate be the last film in the franchise or the start of a new trilogy? Below is my final video on the film before watching and reviewing…

DISCUSS: Will Terminator: Dark Fate be the last film in the franchise or the first in a new trilogy?

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2 Days to Terminator: Dark Fate – Terminator is Fun, But Still Unrealistic Technology in 2019

At least two major technologies in Terminator ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (1984) are not going to be happening any time soon. Neither in my lifetime, and probably not in any human being’s lifetime living on the planet in 2019. Yes, I’m saying we’re at least 110+ years away from either of these two technologies being even semi-realized.

First up: time travel. Forget about it. Really just forget it.

We’re not sending anybody back in time to kill anybody. Not machines or man. Sarah Connor has nothing to worry about in any future lifetime. Not even inanimate objects are going back in time.

Time travel into the future will likely happen first (we can actually travel a few seconds into the future now, but that is more a side effect speed issue than travel in some sort of machine, sorry Bill & Ted), but again, most likely not significant future time travel won’t happen any time soon.

100 years from now? We’ll be extremely lucky to figure out how to travel significantly faster in space.

1000 years? If we haven’t killed off the planet through famine, stupidity and/or war with each other by then, still doubtful.

10,000 years? Time travel into the future, I’d accept might be possible by then, but, still, nobody is traveling back in time to change anything.

Think about it. If anybody could travel back in time from the future then they would already have been here, right? It is the major paradox of time travel.

So, scratch one off the list of James Cameron’s terrible visions of the future. Time travel is a technology maybe the human race will see someday, but almost certainly not in any reasonable future timeline and, again, it will be future travel only, not into the past.

Next up? Artificial intelligence (A.I).

“They paint a picture which is really not coherent with the current understanding of how AI systems are built today and in the foreseeable future,” says Prof Bengio, who is sometimes called one of the “godfathers of AI” for his work on deep learning in the 1990s and 2000s.

Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs – BBC News

A.I. robots that can fully emulate human behavior? There might be some sophisticated human programmed sex dolls/bots that will be damn good at having sex, but they will be extremely mechanical. The adult industry gets the toys first, so any sort of human-like robots will be sex bots first. That’s what I’d bet the farm on. Military application? Yeah, that’s a possibility too, but sex will be first.

There will be cars that can drive themselves, heck, those exist now.

The artificial intelligence presented in Terminator 1984, however, is very much science fiction today in 2019. The reality is it will still mostly be fiction 35 more years from now in 2054.

We’ll have more advancements in A.I that allow for robots to do more than they do now, but just the muscle memory in a human being to walk up and down stairs, carrying any sort of item(s), opening and closing doors, bending,, lifting, crawling … yeah, these actions are take tons of programmed computer instructions to accomplish these “basic” human motor-skill tasks. And to carry these actions out with a human or better level of artificial intelligence?

2054. That’s 35 years from now.

The mortality tables are telling me I’ll be at/past the age and might be dead in 2054, but people in my family live long lives, so knocking on wood that I can revisit these words in 2054 and see what things are really like from a technology perspective.

Will this blog exist in 35 years? That alone is against the odds. Heck, how many blogs don’t make it 35 day or 35 weeks or 35 months, never mind 35 years.

I haven’t done anything in my life for 35 years. Haven’t worked at the same job, haven’t lived at the same house (although close to that), haven’t even been married 35 years yet (really close to that one, though), so having this blog still operating in 35 years is unlikely at this point, but maybe I’ll have some other type of place to share my thoughts and can return to the Terminator 1984 movie and see what tech is like 70 years after Cameron’s original vision in 2054.

Let’s make it a date, shall we?

4 Days to Terminator: Dark Fate – Everything Wrong With Terminator Sequels After T2 + Discussion: Is Sarah Connor a Better Path?

Terminator: Dark Fate opens in theaters on November 1, 2019

If you missed Joel and my first discussion, it was (badly) sandwiched at the end of the create your own Terminator: Dark Fate trailer post, I’m embedding here again:

This was the very first vlog we did and the camera work sucks — but the audio discussion is why it’s here

Below, Joel and I have our final discussion about Terminator: Dark Fate before seeing the movie. We discuss several subtopics including whether Sarah Connor was the best story arc that should have been included in sequels after T2.

  • Was Sarah Connor the more important storyline than the Terminator’s and John Connor’s?
  • Should Dark Fate be the last film in the series or the start of a new trilogy as James Cameron is hoping for?

Now for some CinemaSins videos — dig the sin counter! lol (no wonder they have over 8 million subscribers!) — documenting everything wrong with Terminator sequels after T2, first up being Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines:

Funny, well done video detailing everything wrong with Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines

Next up, Terminator: Salvation:

And finally, Terminator Genisys:

5 Days To Terminator: Dark Fate – Other Movies Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong

79 reviews as of this being posted the first time with 67% fresh (positive) at Rotten Tomatoes

Thought it would be interesting to cover other movies by Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800), Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Edward Furlong (John Connor). Film titles that I haven’t seen are bolded, If I’ve rated and reviewer there will be a star rating, just click the title to read, as always.

Movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger

The following list of films excludes cameo appearances and television. For a complete filmography, visit WikIpedia. The list of films has been separated by action (I’ve seen most all of these movies), comedy, documentaries and other. Arnold has expanded into some dramas and other genres a few times.


  • Hercules in New York
  • Conan The Barbarian – saw this long time ago (I think!)
  • Conan The Destroyer
  • The Terminator
  • Red Sonya
  • Commando
  • Raw Deal
  • Predator
  • The Running Man ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Total Recall
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Last Action Hero
  • True Lies
  • Eraser
  • Batman & Robin
  • End of Days
  • The 6th Day ⭐️⭐️½
  • Collateral Damage
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Expendables 2
  • The Last Stand
  • Escape Plan
  • Sabotage
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Killing Gunther
  • Terminator: Dark Fate


  • Red Heat
  • Twins (1988) – with Danny Devito
  • Kindergarten Cop ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • Junior ⭐️½ – with Danny Devito
  • Jingle All The Way


  • Pumping Iron
  • The Comeback (1980)
  • Wonder of the Sea 3D – narrator
  • The Game Changers


  • Stay Hungry
  • The Villain
  • Maggie
  • Aftermath
  • Viy 2: Journey To China

Movies with Linda Hamilton

The following list of films excludes television.

  • TAG: The Assassination Game (1982)
  • Children of the Corn ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • The Stone Boy
  • The Terminator
  • Black Moon Rising
  • King Kong Lives
  • Mr. Destiny – owned on DVD
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Silent Fall
  • Separate Lives
  • Dante’s Peak ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • Shadow Conspiracy
  • The Secret Life of Girls
  • Skeletons in the Closet
  • Smile
  • Missing in America
  • The Kid & I
  • Broken
  • Terminator Salvation – voice of Sarah Connor only
  • Hard Times
  • DC Showcase: Jonah Hex – voice role only
  • Refuge
  • Bermuda Tentacles
  • A Sunday Horse
  • Curvature
  • Terminator: Dark Fate

Movies with Edward Furlong

The following list excludes TV. I didn’t realize how many films Furlong has acted in. He’s been more active than I realized.

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Pet Sematary Two
  • American Heart
  • A Home of Our Own
  • Brainscan
  • Little Odessa
  • The Grass Harp
  • Before and After
  • Pecker
  • American History X
  • Detroit Rock City
  • Animal Factory
  • Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy – plays himself
  • The Knights of the Quest
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Intermedio
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer
  • Cruel World
  • Venice Underground
  • Jimmy and Judy
  • The Visitation
  • Nice Guys
  • The Covenant: Brotherhood of Evil
  • Warriors of Terra
  • Living & Dying
  • Dark Reel
  • Stoic
  • Darfur
  • Night of the Demons
  • Kingshighway
  • The Green Hornet
  • This Is Not A Movie
  • The Mortician
  • Below Zero
  • Witness Insecurity
  • Tequila
  • For The Love of Money
  • Arachnoquake – TV movie
  • Crave
  • Paranormal Addiction
  • Matt’s Chance
  • The Zombie King
  • Assault on Wall Street
  • Awakened
  • Stitch
  • The Last Light
  • Aftermath ⭐️⭐️
  • A Perfect Vacation – also known as Awaken
  • A Winter Rose
  • The Reunion
  • Terminator: Dark Fate

Overview: I’ve seen the most Arnold Schwarzenegger movies including most of his action films and least featuring Edward Furlong (seems like a lot of movies he’s been in that I’ve never heard about).

Interesting seeing that Linda Hamilton has continued to act in some movies. I had this impression that she hadn’t been in any movies since the late 90s and that James Cameron helped coax her back into the business with Dark Fate.

Terminator: Dark Fate hits the US theaters in 5 days … Halloween 2019!

6 Days to Terminator: Dark Fate – Terminator 2: Judgment Day Behind The Scenes Interviews, Reviews

Terminator 2: Judgment Day various movie box art

At the time Terminator 2: Judgment Day was being made, it was an unknown expensive movie. Abyss had not been the hit hoped for and now James Cameron was involved in the most expensive movie ever at that time: T2.

This interview with Robert Patrick is fascinating because it talks about some of the unknowns at the time. It wasn’t believed that T2 would be a major hit out of the gate.

Good answer, Robert! Check out how Robert worked with the T2 CGI crew at ILM:

Making of T2, the T-1000 special effects

Robert Patrick’s expressions, mannerisms, that creepy super fast sprint sold me on the T-1000. And then you add in the cool metal alloy effects? Wow.

Terminator 2 Judgment Day interview with Arnold

More behind the scenes of Terminator 2:

Siskel & Ebert review Terminator 2: Judgment Day:

Siskel & Ebert review Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Unlike the original Terminator film, these famous critics were on the same page with T2: Judgment Day.

More daily countdown to Terminator: Dark Fate coverage

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7 Days To Terminator: Dark Fate: Interviews, Appearances and More

7 Days to Terminator: Dark Fate – Interviews, Appearances, More!

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton discuss women empowerment, female action stars and more!

Nothing like a little dose of female action star discussion from Arnold and Linda.

Comic Con 2019 Panel with Terminator: Dark Fate cast

And then the Entertainment Tonight follow-up interview after Comic-Con:

Listen to the cast explain their relaxed nature of saying the F-word in the movie for an R rating

Reddit does a Q&A with the panel that revs up the excitement for the movie:

Reddit July 2019 Q&A with the Terminator: Dark Fate Cast
  • Arnold is asked, “Will this movie be as terrible as the last one?” — his answer is great!
  • You can really sense the love this cast has for each other. I’m hopeful this generates some serious on-screen chemistry
  • Arnold said that in the original Terminator, at one point in casting OJ Simpson was considered to be the Terminator!