The scene in the truck at the begining or Terminator Dark Fate inwhich Grace (Mackenzie Davis) throws metal bars at the Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna) reminds me of the truck scene in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles where Cameron throws a wrench at John.
In an interview to THR, Terminator Dark Fate director Tim Miller and writer Josh Friedman explains how they surprise audiences for action scenes and they mention that scene in TDF.
You wrote the Dark Fate action sequences yourself. What's your philosophy for surprising audiences who are used to seeing big action scenes?I love stacking the deck against the good guys and then figuring a way out. They don't have any guns? Well, what do they have? They have a fucking old truck. What would be in an old truck? Well, there would be some tools. And then you go, "Well she's [Davis' Grace] a super soldier, so she could probably throw something hard enough to smash it through a brick wall." [Dark Fate writer] Josh Friedman said, "I always think of it like you are running a simulation of a character in your head. It's really the simulation that you're transcribing. It's not necessarily you writing it, it's the simulation dictating what the character would do and say and there's always this sort of disconnect when you read it later and you're not running the simulation. It feels like it happened to somebody else. It's weird, but it's accurately what I feel when I'm writing.