Answer: He was killed by a T-800 terminator.
Sarah Connor: "Once, I saved three billion lives, but I couldn't save my son. A machine took him from me, and I am terminated".
This movie is a sequel to "Terminator: Judgement Day" (1991). The three Terminator movies between the 1991 movie and "Dark Fate" are explained away as occurring in "an alternate timeline". James Cameron is both a producer and writer on this movie, his first involvement since the 1991 movie. In all other movies, the premise has been to protect John Connor (or his mother in the the first movie) as he leads the Human Resistance to the artificial intelligence Skynet which controls the US nuclear missiles, and hence the world.
This movie reboots the franchise. In the opening minutes, John Connor is killed by a T-800 Terminator. This is the first twist in the movie. In a 2019 interview by Jim Vejvoda of "IGN", an entertainment website, it was James Cameron's idea to kill off John Connor very early in the movie to show this was a very different "Terminator" movie: "It's like, 'Let's just get that right off the table. Let's just pull the carpet out from underneath all of our assumptions of what a Terminator movie is going to be about. Let's just put a bullet in his head at a pizzeria in the first 45 seconds.'" John Connor is gunned down by a T-500 terminator in front of his mother in a cafe in Guatemala three years after Judgement Day was supposed to have occurred. This is told in flashback but at the very start of the movie. The movie then moves onto the present day (which for this movie was the early 2020s).
The Terminator is using the phone book to kill every Sarah Connor listed, the one he wants is listed last.
At the beginning of the movie, you see a war and the date is under it.
Answer: No, she is human but "enhanced".
"Come with me or you'll be dead in 30 seconds." (Grace)
Grace (Mackenzie Davis) is sent back from 2042 AD. She was a soldier fighting an artificial Intelligence called Legion after the worldwide holocaust. She is critically injured in performing her duties. She consents to be "enhanced" to ensure she will survive her injuries. If you look closely at Grace's body you can see many fine surgical scars along her arms and torso where mechanicals and electronics replaced human tissue.
She is sent back from the future to protect Dani. Her enhancements give her the strength and skills to fight off Terminators which she does effectively. However as she is human, she can only operate at an "heightened" level for a short period, then she needs a series of medications urgently to recover, underpinning her status as a human rather than a machine.
Answer: He takes them from a bum.
Reese gets his pants from a bum and his coat and shoes from a department store. My question is, where did he get the shirt? It just seemed to appear.
Answer: Kyle Reese
Sarah told John that Kyle was his father and if he did not send him back in time to protect her, he would never have been born and started the Human rebellion against the machines.
Answer: Could separate into a carbon skeleton and a liquid metal component which both can operate independently
Rev-9 "Why not just let me have her?"
Sarah Connor "Because we're not machines, you metal mother...!"
The Rev-9 consists of a carbon-based solid endoskeleton surrounded by flesh of "mimetic poly-alloy". Unlike previous movies, this Terminator has the ability to separate these two components into separate, totally autonomous Terminator units. This Terminator is played by Gabriel Luna who said in a 2019 interview with "Den of Geek", "You got an endoskeleton that's carbon-based and liquid that's a carbon substance alloy. And of course I can split, and I can descend on a target from multiple angles which just makes it that much more dangerous.
The Rev-9, (Is it named after the Beatles' song? There is a lot of internet traffic devoted to this assumption), can change into different humans by physical contact. (eg in this movie -it takes on the appearance of Dani's Dad.) It can also "materialize" clothes by merely touching them. The endoskeleton is unique in structure and composition but still resembles the humanoid-like form of the previous T-800. It has numerous cavities and gaps, presumably used to store the liquid metal which facilitates shape shifting. An interesting "advancement" is that with this terminator the arms turn into sharp blades whereas the T-1000's "metal conversion" was to form hooks from arms.
The Rev-9 Terminator has been sent back to terminate Dani Ramos.
Answer: Go on a date
She was originally planning to go on a date, but got stood up. So, she decided to go to the movies, though she never made it.
Answer: It had rubber skin
KYLE:'The 600 series had rubber skin, we spotted them easy. But these are new, they look Human, sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot.'
Answer: ice cream
Good thing she went on to become a great military leader, mother to a revolutionary, and cyborg-killer because she was a horrible waitress.
You see clips of the future when there are dogs barking to detect them. Also Kyle tells Sarah later on.
Answer: German Shepherd
We learn that dogs were used to detect the Terminators in the future.
Answer: Because nothing dead can travel through time
In the police station, Kyle tells Dr. Silverman that nothing dead can travel through time. That's why they were naked at the beginning!
'The Terminator's an infiltration unit. Part man, part machine. Underneath, it's a hyperalloy combat chassis, mircoprocessor controlled, fully armored. Very tough...But outside, it's living human tissue. Flesh, skin, hair...blood. Grown for the cyborgs.'
Answer: He was the terminator that killed John Connor.
Sarah: "When this is all over, I am going to kill you."
Carl: "I understand."
Sarah's ability to sniff out terminators has a simplistic explanation. She receives text messages from an unknown source stating the coordinates of the location of the terminator. Grace is able to find the coordinates of the origin of the texts by manipulating Sarah's phone. The coordinates match the coordinates tattooed on her right flank. They assume this is a safe place to hide from the terminator until they can work out how to eliminate him completely.
When they arrive at Carl's Drapery, Sarah is horrified to discover Carl is the terminator that killed her son John. She shoots him three times but of course bullets do not harm him. After killing John, Carl had no further purpose, he had no way to get back to Skynet so had no choice but to integrate himself into human society. He agrees to help protect Dani and terminate the Rev-9.
She rushed into a disco-tech bar, when she noticed Reese following her.
Answer: She crushes it in a hydraulic press
At the end of the movie, you see Sarah crush it with the Hydraulic Press.
Answer: Phased Plasma rifle
TERMINATOR:'Phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range' GUN SHOP OWNER:'It's only what you see pal'
Answer: Tiki Motel
When Sarah and Kyle step off the bus, you see a sign that says "Tiki Motel."
Answer: Electromagnetic pulse
Dani: "How do we stop this?" (the Rev-9)
Sarah Connor: "It will take all of us. We choose our weapons, and we take it down".
Because of his liquid metal body, conventional weapons are useless on the Rev-9 but the group agrees an electromagnetic pulse weapon which causes voltage and current surges, would "fry the neural net" of the Rev-9. Both Sarah and Carl know a military base that have these weapons but they are interrupted by the Rev-9 who has tracked them down and they need to escape by air. In the melee, the EMPs are damaged and will no longer terminate the terminator.
You see Sarah drying her hair during the part where Sarah and Ginger are getting ready to go out.
REESE:'Then I was assigned Recon-Security, last two years, under John Connor.' SILBERMAN: 'And who was the enemy?' REESE: 'SKYNET. A computer defense system built for SAC-NORAD ... '
Answer: Dani and Sarah
Dani: "I'm done running. I'm going to stand and fight!"
The final scene shows how far the characters have come over the course of the time since they met:
Grace perhaps changes the least. She is forever grateful for what Dani did for her as her commanding officer in the future she will do anything for Dani in the present. She is mortally wounded and tells Dani to use her internal power source to kill off the Rev-9 endoskeleton knowing full well that its removal will kill her.
Dani perhaps has the biggest change. In the course of two days she goes from having a normal life to demonstrating effective leadership skills and courage. She does this in two ways: she is the one who decides how the killbox is to be set up including using herself as bait to attract the Rev-9. She also knows she will kill Grace to whom she has become very close, if she does remove the power source. She does it anyway and it is Dani who stabs and kills the Rev-9's endoskeleton.
Carl had attained a peaceful life and had assimilated himself into a human community. He knows he won't be coming back to his family and he feels his life purpose is to protect Dani and put her life before his own. And that is exactly what he does. He is strong enough to push the Rev-9's liquid metal component into a turbine, permanently destroying it, then he holds down the Rev-9 endoskeleton while Dani strikes with the power source. Carl, as
he's holding the Rev-9 is also mortally wounded by the power source but lives long enough to mouth "For John" at Sarah.
Sarah changes the most. She is a hate driven human 'terminator' at the start of the movie fueled by the grief of the loss of her son. When she learned that Dani was being protected not because she was capable of bearing children but she was the future resistance leader, she embraced the protection of Dani as if she were her daughter. Dani gives Sarah her humanity back. She worked well with Grace and in the end had a grudging respect for Carl.
In the closing scenes we see, in the present, Sarah and Dani watching Grace who has a child playing with her family and Sarah advising Dani maternally to be prepared for the future.
Answer: No Fate
Later, John explains that his father told Sarah that there was "no fate but what we make." However, I don't know when he told her, since it was never said in the first movie.
Answer: Nothing dead can travel though time
SILBERMAN: 'Why didn't you bring any weapons? Something more advanced. Don't you have ray guns?' REESE: ' You go naked. Something about the field generated by a living organism. Nothing dead will go.'
Answer: February 28, 1985
According to the movie, John is 10 at the start of this movie. Funny, he certainly looked to be 13.
You can count them, or if you saw the second movie, one of the officers says that the Terminator killed 17 police officers that night.
John called the Terminator "Uncle Bob" when asked who he was.
When John first meets the Terminator, the Terminator tells John his identity.