Linda Hamilton agrees that not all “Terminator” movies are created equal.
The actress, 62, is reprising her iconic role of robot-battling Sarah Connor in the upcoming “Terminator: Dark Fate”, produced by original “Terminator” writer/director James Cameron.
Cameron, who moved on to such blockbusters as “Titanic” and “Avatar”, hasn’t been associated with every film in the franchise, and Hamilton says his absence has been noticeable in the last three “Terminator” films.
“They’re very forgettable, aren’t they?” Hamilton told Variety of the last three movies, with which Cameron had no hands-on involvement: “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, “Terminator Salvation” and “Terminator Genisys”.
“You start something and you’re invested in the franchise, but somehow the characters that you care about weren’t there,” she continued. “Too many people, too many story points. So I think we’ve done a good job of narrowing down the focus again so it will echo the first two films.”
Hamilton, who was married to Cameron from 1997 to 1999, appeared in 1984’s “The Terminator”, 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and lent her voice to “Terminator Salvation” in 2009, but hasn’t appeared in any of the others.
In fact, she admits she was hesitant to return for “Dark Fate”, and jokingly revealed her plan if she’s asked to reprise the role in yet another “Terminator” movie.
“I’m going to fake my own death,” she quipped.
“Terminator: Dark Fate” hits theatres on Nov. 22, 2019.