Terminator Dark Fate Thoughts and Analysis

Terminator Dark Fate Thoughts and Analysis

Terminator Dark Fate
Terminator Dark Fate Movie Poster

SPOILERS IN THIS ARTICLE FOR TERMINATOR DARK FATE!!

I saw Terminator Dark Fate the other day and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the film. I had read some initial posts online, a few articles on Yahoo news — If I remember where I read the articles — and I wasn’t expecting much from it. I don’t know why a lot of the initial reviews I read about were bad, I really enjoyed it myself, and as an added bonus I felt I went in there with low expectations thanks to the bad reviews I read and was surprised on the upside with how much I liked it. That is not to say that there were some improvements I would have done to the movie.

First things first….lets talk/read about what I liked about the film first. I really enjoyed the action of the movie, the movie was very well paced for myself and although I thought that with the previous movies they had a big tangled web of plots/story lines/ etc to untangle which I guess they did an ok job of doing in Dark Fate but the character arcs turned out to be fairly well done.

I wasn’t too happy with what happened to John Connor in the beginning though…more on that later.

The characters of the movie were ok…actually I would say in some sense well done for my liking. The villain remained a villain throughout the movie which is somewhat of a breath of fresh air for me as I felt in recent movies the blurring of lines between good guys and bad guys is overdone. Having a bad guy/villain be just that and a clear bad guy is something that is fun to watch sometimes. Reason being is the villain in this movie has no backstory except he is there to kill the future leader of the resistance movement. I really enjoy and especially lately movies that do not place an emphasis on seeing things from the point of view of the villain. I have come to somewhat hate that in a way which made watching this movie all the more nice.

The female lead character, Grace, is an enhanced human/cyborg and although somewhat skeptical if someone like Grace could sort of…kind of fill Arnolds/T-101 shoes as the lead in protecting the resistance leader I felt she was well done as a casting and character. I don’t ever recall ever seeing this actor, I don’t know much about her offhand, never seen her, but I thought she did a great job of acting and her character.

Sarah Connors character was ok…..a bit lacking, as a fan of the older Terminators I wanted to see more from Sarah Connor as a character, but I know the franchise must move forward, and to do so they need to end her character arc and close her story and open new stories, so I did understand how/why she was not the main focus, neither was Arnold for that matter.

Which brings me to the Terminator/Arnold/T-101, which made this whole franchise so incredibly popular. It was awesome to see Arnold again as the younger Terminator in the beginning of the movie, and in some ways it was interesting to see the storyline on John Connor. They did an awesome job of making the characters young again, I can’t even believe they can even do that to the extent they did, it was truly amazing, and great to see them all young again.

I didn’t think I would like the humor in Arnolds character, especally when he was conversing about his new drapes business. I found it to be incredibly humorous about how he said “No, don’t do it” when talking about a certain drape over a child.

It was hard to get over how the killer T101 could all of a sudden grow a conscious though, but there was enough funny moments at least for me to forgive any problems with the T101 growing a heart for humans.

Its going to be tough to move forward without “The Terminator” Arnold Schwarzenegger. Oh well, at least the franchise can move forward…kind of sort of….in a way I guess……..

Reason I say that is the leader of the robots is really new, its not even Skynet, I wish it was still Skynet because that is going to be difficult for me to know its a new artificial intelligence called Legion, which is the new bad future AI bent on destroying humans.

Anyway, I give it a thumbs up, from me anyway. I liked it! I hope you liked my review and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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A Forbidden Realms

A Forbidden Realms

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About the Authors

For the love of the gritty
romance, out of a belief that even the most flawed of characters deserve love,
Author SJ Doran breathed life into the ‘Forbidden Realms’

SJ Doran is a collaborative
pen-name, two writers that have been writing together, for the love of writing
and well-earned love stories, since 2015.

Living in separate countries hasn’t stopped them from bringing their dark and gritty plots to fruition. 3am ‘what if’ texts a common thing… ideas never rest!

Forgotten Fates

Cassius spent four centuries as a shadow of himself. Deprived of his soul, he’s barely more than a string puppet, bound to serve his father’s cruel will and the court’s twisted wishes. Days are lost in the thrall of lust, pleasure, and pain. His nights filled with dreams of her.
She’d kept him sane, her voice always calling out to him from within the dark recesses of his mind. He doesn’t remember her, but he knows her. After centuries of dreaming, he found her locked away within his father’s prison in the Malsheem.
With Amara’s support, they successfully usurped his father’s throne leaving him crowned imperium, regent of the Nine Hells. Now a king of his own right, he is still not free from Asmodeus’s cruel machinations, becoming trapped as the web begins to unravel around him. Amidst a brewing war and dark secrets, memories begin to surface of a stolen life. Filled with echoes of lost love, and whispers of an unholy union leading to the Apocalypse.
To forget is live. To remember means reaching for that infernal fire, and together burn to ash all those who’d dare stand in their way.

A King cursed to forget, A Queen condemned to remember..

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Aᴍᴀᴢᴏɴ Kɪɴᴅʟᴇ, Pᴀᴘᴇʀʙᴀ

Forgotten Fates Part one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RFSMQVS

Forgotten Fates Part tow: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RKYMF2L

Forsaken Fates: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XM37FL1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jY1JDb2J8QBYR

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

So, I wanted to do a quick review for the movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which came out a few days ago. It was an interesting movie for sure, I actually was not excpecting it to be rather as entertaining as it was. Reason being is that being a Disney movie I thought it was going to have a lot of cliche Disney material but the storyline was very well done, the cinemotography was well done as well.

The story had a few twists and turns for sure, but they did a good job of placing Maleficent in some no win situations to make for a moral choice she has to make.

I felt the ending battle was good, a few things I can pick apart such as the unreality of the frontline soldiers having to attend a wedding right after they were locked in bloody combat just a few moments before, but that is acceptable as…after all it is a Disney movie.

I would recommend this movie for a night out, not as good as Joker for sure most adults but I rather liked this movie.

Also, because I help promote indie authors……for today here is my pick to check out, his name is Lee Conley and I saw the original post on a Facebook group I run for Fantasy and Science Fiction and fantasy promotion:

NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM

NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM

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“DOMINION”

By Nathan Warner

A mysterious wormhole on the edge of Dominion space makes Weyoun uneasy
Dominion

All nature abhors a vacuum, Weyoun thought, gazing out over the
known universe. And the wisdom of the Founders would fill it!

He patted the console of the Dominion Battlecruiser beneath him.

Outside in space, the ship lazily considered the horizon of its
habitat. It was the sole apex predator of its realm, and it knew it. To an
outside observer, the ship embodied the attitude of the Founders – ruling
disinterested and secure over the heavens – like a Kovian Tiger that knows it
has no contender for its title of “King of the Jungle” or a Tamarrian shark
cruising disinterestedly through the sea.

Weyoun stared out through his eyepiece on the universe before
them. Every star he could see would sooner or later be brought out of chaos and
into order by the mighty Dominion. It was the way of things – as immutable as
the laws that governed faster-than-light travel.

Yes, if there was one constant in existence, it was the will of
the Founders – and that term dominated all the other variables in the Galaxy.

Order was the Founders’ great export in their economy and
obedience the only acceptable import.

He looked down on the Jem’Hadar busying themselves at their
posts – the model of perfect obedience – and then turned to his Vorta
subordinate.

“Moyoun, how long till we reach the Kiran nebula?” he asked,
gesturing lazily towards the pink hues of a stellar cloud spread out before
them.

“2.573 days at present speed,” Moyoun answered. “Should I
increase velocity?”

Read the full story on Nathan Warner’s blog here: https://nathandwarner.wixsite.com/blabberdock/blog/nature-abhors-a-vacuum

Dark Fey Trilogy Extended Synopsis by Cynthia A. Morgan

Dark Fey Trilogy Extended Synopsis by Cynthia A. Morgan

Urban Fantasy New Book
Breaking into the Light

Dark Fey Trilogy

An Introduction to the Dark Fey Trilogy, an epic YA Fantasy that shares more than imaginative new realms, languages, and characters that are completely relatable.   Dark Fey reaches into the darkness to unveil a story based on horrors of our own reality.  It relates a tale that reminds us that the power of hope and the magic of forgiveness can change the world. 

Book One on Amazon:

Welcome to mythical, enchanted forest of Jyndari and the Village of Hwyndarin where The Fey of the Light, who are Light loving Fey, reside.

Where there is Light there is also darkness and the Fey of the Light live
in careful vigilance, protecting themselves from the Dark Fey, known by many
names, such as the Fallen, the Dark Ones, and most particularly The Reviled,
who live in a realm of darkness and shadow known as the Uunglarda.

Although their two realms exist in close proximity, most Fey of the Light
have never seen an actual Dark Fey and many Dark Fey only encounter very young
Fey of the Light; yet crossings and abductions happen every day.

As their temples are desecrated, homes are pillaged and plundered, and the
peaceful tranquility so important to the Fey of the Light is repeatedly
shattered, the Fey Guard stand as protectors. They are mighty in battle and
fierce in their vigilance to protect the fragile balance of life for the
peaceful Fey of Light.

All Fey are born with special abilities, or gifts, such as telepathy,
empathy, discernment, or the ability to dream walk.  Many also have a gift of magic, though not
all, such as spell-casting, enchantment, light bending or element
wielding.  While the Fey of the Light are
beautiful and live harmoniously, the Reviled Fey are the opposite; they revere
darkness and fill their lives with cruelty and evil, but all Reviled Fey begin
their lives as Fey of the Light.  The
change comes only if they are abducted as childfey and forced to undergo the Integration,
a process of intentional neglect and cruelty designed to twist them away from
the Light.

This level of horror is not incorporated into the Dark Fey Trilogy simply
for the sake of it. One does not need to open the pages of a book to discover
the unthinkable, as the darkness typically embodied in fantasy genre stories by
some terrifying being or creature is very much alive in our own reality and
this is the underlying motivation for the darkness woven into Dark Fey.
 It was based in great part on the terrifying, yet true-life events of the
Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA, a rebel militant group in Uganda that has for
over 20 years abducted children from their homes; forcing them to commit
horrifying acts of violence against each other and their own people. These
children suffer a very real Integration and, like the childfey of Jyndari, they
endure violence and cruelty at the hands of truly sadistic overlords. 
This is how the Reviled came to life and became the horrifyingly cruel beings
depicted in Dark Fey.

This story shares the Power of Hope, Acceptance and Forgiveness through the
ideal that you can change the world, if you take Positive Action to Create
Change through doing what is Right. 

Many times during your journey through the Dark Fey Trilogy, you will encounter words that seem to be capitalized for no apparent reason; yet, it should be noted, these capitalizations are anything but random.  They mark either proper nouns, such as Fey of the Light, the Temple, Fey Guards, the Reviled, or the Light, which is not simply a glimmering of illumination, but a connotation that is highly important in the spirituality of Fey.  If a word holds specific meaning, it may also be capitalized, such as See, Know, or Understand.  You may encounter such words when they are in reference to a Fey gift, such as telepathy, empathy, or discernment, and they carry significant weight so, in order to emphasize their importance, capitalization is used.

Dark Fey Trilogy
Dark Fey Trilogy

Join me as we embark into this realm of Light and Dark.   Allow your imagination take over as you experience the Jyndari forest and The Fey of the Light’s struggle with The Reviled.  Let the Light reach outward from these pages and draws you into on a journey that promises to change your way of thinking.

About Cynthia A. Morgan

Cynthia A. Morgan is an award-winning author; columnist for
the national magazine Fresh LifeStyle, and a member of the Poetry Society of America and Artists for Peace. Creator of the
mythical realm of Jyndari and author of the epic fantasy Dark Fey Trilogy, Morgan’s powerful story relates how the power of hope, acceptance and forgiveness can
change the world, when positive action is taken to create change.  The
only way to achieve peace is to become peace.

Morgan is also the author of the popular blog Booknvolume where over 18K followers can
explore Morgan’s own brand of poetry and English Sonnets, musings about life,
personal recipes, photography, book reviews and more.

Upcoming projects include a fictional drama in Regency
Period England; a foray into the lives of a young housemaid and an immortal
archangel in French post-Armageddon earth; a non-fiction exploration of the
supernatural/paranormal and beliefs around the world; and a return to the
realms of Dark Fey in a prequel/sequel.

Some of her other interests includes a deep love for animals and the environment.  She is passionate about music and theatre; is frequently heard laughing; and finds the mysteries of ancient times, spirituality, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the cosmos intriguing.  Morgan believes in the power of love, hope and forgiveness, all of which is reflected in her lyrically elegant writing style.

You can find Morgan through social media in the following
places:

 
The Dark Fey Trilogy on Amazon:

Blog / website: www.booknvolume.com

All Things Dark Fey
Website:  https://allthingsdarkfey.wixsite.com/feyandmusings

Amazon Author Page: Author.to/CAMorganAuthor

Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/MorganBC728

Facebook:

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/creativiapub/author-board-cynthia-a-morgan/

GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14174277.Cynthia_A_Morgan

Publisher’s Author Page : https://www.creativia.org/cynthia-morgan-fantasy-author.html

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