TERMINATOR: the GREAT REPLACEMENT — One More Franchise Gets Woke, Goes Broke

TERMINATOR: the GREAT REPLACEMENT — One More Franchise Gets Woke, Goes Broke. By Paul Kersey.

Producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller have, in the latest Terminator epic Terminator: Dark Fate, taken another billion dollar entertainment franchise and driven it into the ground in the name of Social Justice, Hollywood-Style. Here’s how it happened. …

The message of the first two Terminator films is in a line from Judgement Day, sequel to the 1984 original: “There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.” …

Unfortunately, the latest installment of the franchise delivers a less optimistic message: You, white man, are doomed. Indeed, Terminator: Dark Fate might well be called Terminator: The Great Replacement.

The Marvel superhero films have been pushing that message as well, and now the latest Terminator adds its voice. Dark Fate, a direct sequel to James Cameron’s ground-breaking Judgement Day in 1991, literally pretends that the events in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, and Terminator Genisys never occurred. What viewers get instead is a myth more in tune with our anti-white, anti-male present

That message still doesn’t work well. Empty theaters and $29 million in receipts greeted the new Terminator’s in its opening weekend. Losses for 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media might exceed $130 million …

My advice: Avoid this bomb, which one would hope kills the franchise before it gets any more preachy and ridiculous. For the record, the first two films and Rise of the Machines are an underrated trilogy. …

Replacement message: White John Connor becomes Mexican Dani Ramos; Schwarzenegger’s white T800 becomes an nearly androgynous white woman. On that note, by the way, Slate.com’s Christina Cauterucci [Tweet her] enthusiastically reported that “when photos from the set of Terminator: Dark Fate showed Mackenzie Davis sporting a fashion bowl cut, grimy tank top, and massive deltoids, lesbian Twitter lost its mind” …

“From the get-go,” one reviewer noted, “this new film is all about diversity: Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor gets to say ‘I’ll be back’; there’s a new politicized trans-human lady Terminator, plus a Latina hero and her Latino Terminator nemesis” …

If white men are responsible for all the world’s evils, John Connor certainly can’t be mankind’s hero. So Terminator Dark Fate savagely murders him.

Anyway, the message in the removal of John Connor and his replacement by a Hispanic woman isn’t what one would call subtle. We’re supposed to hear it, loud and clear. …

If you believe Miller isn’t making “any overt political stances,” I have a bridge over the Rio Grande to sell you.

More incredible (literally) PC teachy mush. Not entertaining.