The “Terminator” franchise isn’t owned by Disney (yet), but “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019) – if you take away Sarah Connor’s potty mouth — is what a Disney “Terminator” would be like. The filmmaking is slick and the action is impressive, and we get callbacks to the classic installments (notably Linda Hamilton returning for the first time since 1991’s “T2”). But the story/screenplay by six writers offers nothing new.
I never would have guessed Deadpool would be the first “X-Men” character other than Wolverine to get a solo movie. But thanks to actor Ryan Reynolds’ unwavering support of the project, here it is, and “Deadpool” — now available at Redbox – is unlike any other “X-Men” movie. For better or worse? That depends greatly on the moviegoer’s taste. But for what it is, it’s well done.