It’s fair to say that the reputation of the Terminator franchise has gone down with recent entries into the franchise. Terminator 2: Judgment Day was certainly the pinnacle of the series and that seems like an awfully long time ago now.
The franchise is having another crack at things with Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate but the director admits that the brand has been tainted. Speaking to TotalFilm, he said:
“I think the brand has been tainted a little bit. I don’t want to disparage the work of any of those movies, and some of them were interesting, but I feel like they just played in the world of The Terminator – it was essentially a different thing. T2 was just one of those events that was a fucking revelation.