Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
The Machines Will Rise.
It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 started. Good thing Connor's former nemesis, the Terminator, is back to aid the now-adult Connor … just like he promised.
If you compare it to the first two then it's really disappointing but it's a fun enough action film.
This one ended up being much better than I was expecting. I wouldn't call it Great by any means, and it's certainly not on the level of the first two, but I wasn't expecting much and I ended up pleasantly surprised.
I'm not sure about Nick Stahl as the choice here, but I tend to enjoy Claire Danes and the action was plentiful. Worth a look for fans of the series, even if it probably isn't going to be anyone's favorite.
I guess I'll have to watch the last one now.
When James Cameron brought us The Terminator back in 1984 he was a cold calculating killing machine. When he returned with Judgement Day in 1991 the coldness of the Terminator was still there but with some warmer features added by his interplay with Edward Furlong. Re-programmed and taught some now classic phrases, the Terminator was still a frightening and ruthless killer.
Unfortunately by the time Jonathan Mostow had joined the franchise there was a distinct "cheese " factor. Gone was the icy coldness replaced by a parody of sorts. From the stripper's sun glasses to the inane dialogue this has lost it's ruthless streak and been replaced by "campy" nonsense that just kept coming up. Arnold Schwazenegger had taken a…
Not as good or clever as it's predecessor's, but it's not bad. It's definitely not the weakest of the franchise. Still very badass. Arnold Schwarzenegger is badass for a third time. Nick Stahl makes a much better John Conner in my mind and I actually was able to care about him. Claire Danes gives a fine performance. Kristanna Loken, while not does'nt feel as big of a threat as Robert Patrick was, she did a good job in the role. The action sequences are exciting and badass, especially this one chase scene that I won't spoil just so you can witness the thrill ride first hand. Even the script has some great moments dealing with the emotions and development of…
I used to dislike this movie for not coming anywhere even remotely close to the excellence on display in the first two. Then I saw Terminator: Salvation.
Folks, this movie is not that bad. It's actually quite fun. The massive chase scene is incredible, and worthy of being in a Terminator film. Just avoid Salvation as if it was an actual T-800 coming to take your life.
In fact, I'd literally prefer that to seeing the horrendous pool of steaming diarrhea that is T4 once again.
Whisper it, but I have a soft spot for this film as I find it really entertaining. It is the very definition of mercurial: Some of the editing is good, some horrendous; some of the CGI is excellent, some is toilet; some of the ideas in evolution from the two earlier movies are fantastic and fitting, some are rubbish; There are some great lines and some dire dialogue; There is Claire Danes and then there is Nick Staaaahl. Best of all though is the ending, which is just so bleak and despairing. It's my favourite film ending of the series.
never having bothered to sit right through this, and everyone knows it's widely accepted as the worst one of the franchise -- it's not that bad overall. But there just isn't much to it. It's one big long chase scene.
Excellent, a fitting sequel to Terminator 2. The only time I wasn't convinced was during the car chase; it couldn't top the one in Terminator 2, even with a portable crane!
I still can't quite get over how much Arnie's wooden acting makes him perfect as the Terminator cyborg. This film seemed set on parodying the series of films, and I have completely lost track of any plot, but it kept my sons entertained.
Widely regarded as the worst Terminator movie. I agree with that view. However I decided to give this a second chance with fresh eyes...
This is still the worst Terminator movie. The comedy in it is mistimed and poorly delivered. Stahl is a rubbish Connor and Claire Danes is very screamy as Kathryn Brewster. Yet, I think she was given very little to work with.
However, there are positives. The plot is OK, nowhere near as bad as I remember. The action sequences are superb. Very few of the chase scenes are done with any CGI and the chase with the bike and the huge truck with a hook on is fantastic! Really well done. Arnies performance in the second half of the movie is great.
So, it's not as bad as I remember but still the worst Terminator movie. Plus the ending is pretty cool too.
Is it bad that I kind of enjoy this story the most out of any of the Terminator films??? Arnold is starting to look old here, and I could never really accept Stahl in that role after seeing T2 a bazillion times.
But I loved the new ladies. Danes was just fantastic in the role and her banter with Arnold when they first kidnap her is hilarious. I also loved Lokken as the bad girl. She's sexy as hell and she gets to kick Arnold's ass pretty good in the end. I love when she just runs him through the sinks.
And it also sets up for what they have been saying was coming since the first film, proving they could delay the future a few films, just never really change it.
Also really loved the big chase scene.
This movie does two things really well, panders to T2 and product placement.
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