Terminator: Dark Fate
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Revealing mistake: In Guatemala, when Arnie shoots John, in the shots from behind Arnie's body double is noticeable.

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Other mistake: When the movie begins and a Terminator walks on the beach, there's a car framework in front. His leg clips through it. CGI glitch there. (00:02:38)

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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.

Factual error: When Grace first shoots the Rev-9 Terminator, she is using a Winchester Pump Shotgun with a long magazine tube. She however fires 13 rounds at the Terminator, while the shotgun is only able to hold a maximum of between 7-8 shells in the magazine tube.


Other mistake: After the final battle, the protagonists simply leave the scene and the remains of the T-800 and Rev9 behind. Sarah should've known by now that letting even the smallest part of a Terminator to be fallen into bad/incompetent hands could lead to disastrous consequences for the future of mankind. Being obsessed and even paranoid about future and fate, it's very unlikely that she could just go away like that, calling it a day before destroying all the present time traits of the Legion.


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


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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.


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