Unnecessary Sequels – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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5 Responses

  1. shaun shaun says:

    um it was necessary its part of the story and it was a great movie

  2. Do we need Terminator Genisys?

  3. Jake Lee Jake Lee says:

    It could be argued that not even Terminator 2 had to be made. The Terminator would have been a mind-blowing one-off film. As for T3? It’s a take-it-or-leave-it thing, I suppose. T2 ended somewhat definitively, but there was room for more. As it is, I enjoy T3 and welcome that it set up the excellent and underrated Terminator: Salvation. And each film after T2, popular or not, has kept the franchise alive that much longer and paved the way to Genisys, which looks to be a return to form. All these sequels and reboots might not be necessary, but they sure have been a lot of fun.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In what way was T3 necessary? It was necessary so they could make Salvation?

  5. Michael Hunt says:

    I love the Terminator franchise. Love it. In this arena, I tend to fall on the more-is-better side of the line. I might accept a lessening of quality (which I don’t necessarily concede), in order to get more story. I’ve pursued Terminator across movies, TV, comics, and novels. Gimme more.

    I didn’t think T3 was bad. I like T3. After reading this article, I agree that Terminator would have made a great one-off, and T1 + T2 stand alone stronger than when you add in following movies. The later movies somewhat negate the earlier story lines. That is a bummer.

    But T3 has solid action sequences and I like the expansion of the story. The SM Stirling Terminator trilogy (fantastic novels if you’re a Terminator fan) went through the time from T2 all the way to the end of the war in the future when they send back the terminators to get John Connor. I loved that aspect of it. Same with Sarah Connor Chronicles. I like going into the interstitial time, about the actual rise of the machines and the early days of the war.