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James Cameron hits the reset button with a satisfying crunch 

Dir: Tim Miller; Starring: Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna. 15 cert, 128 mins

The Terminator franchise has a lot in common with its chrome cyborg superstars. Even after taking the kind of hits that could puncture the QE2’s hull, the blasted thing just keeps lumbering on. Of course, much of the damage over the last two decades has been self-inflicted, after an opening salvo, both directed and co-written by James Cameron, that altered action cinema for good.

The 1984 original tried something entirely new, welding slasher-movie brutality and tension onto a wilfully convoluted science-fiction plot – upgrading Arnold Schwarzenegger to a Hollywood…


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