Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

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Directed By Jonathan Mostow Jonathan Mostow Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Nick Stahl Nick Stahl  •  Claire Danes Claire Danes  •  Kristanna Loken Kristanna Loken  •  David Andrews David Andrews Genres Action  •  Apocalyptic Film  •  Cyberpunk / Tech Noir  •  Cyborg / Android / Robot  •  Girls-with-Guns  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Science Fiction Studios &
The Terminator  •  Gaumont  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated
Release Info 2003-01-01T00:00:00Z January 1, 2003
Color  •  109 minutes R Rated R
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PSYLENCE on 3/9/2011 Reply  · 

Probably the worst attempt at a sequel I've ever seen. It's just a heartless rip-off of T2. If you're looking at a good example of how Hollywood seems to be milking old franchises, this is it.
Arnold's comeback to the Terminator role is purely for entertainment value and has zero development as a character. Laugh at his one-liners, just remember that a lot of them are illogically done.
Nick Stahl's performance as John Connor would've had some potential had the character acted more like a brave, intense warrior. This John Connor is not the John Connor we saw in T2. Arnold's got the wrong guy.
A love interest is unnecessary. Claire Danes's role as Connor's future wife Kate Brewster is merely there for the screams and subtle male-female romantic tension. Not only is the character unnecessary, the character also complicates issues within continuity. The T2 portrayal of future war John Connor never walked alongside a female companion.
And the writing. My God. It felt like writers John Brancato and Michael Ferris just scribbled a simple drawing of Arnold, Stahl, and Danes over the T2 script, changed the ending, and picked up their paychecks. The amount of bad decisions done with this pathetic excuse for a sequel is overwhelming. But hey, it could've been worse. Everybody look up the first draft for Terminator 3 by Tedi Sarafian. Desperate Hollywood producers, people.

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Lunawing2010 on 6/1/2011 Reply  · 

Very Good Film Good Trailer Might Get On DVD

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Caesar on 4/1/2013 Reply  · 

Kristanna Loken pretty much ruined this movie. Paging Robert Patrick!

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TommyDoyle78 on 6/21/2015 Reply  · 

Kinda lame actually. Has ones good moments, at least.

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IloveMovie243 on 10/25/2020 Reply  · 

Extremely mediocre and unasked for that ruins T2’s ending. The only thing I like is Arnie of course. But the plot is so badly written and sloppy, the action is really cartoonishly goofy, and also the new Terminator’s actor is... questionable at best. And the humor is so out of place and weird, since when does the Terminator say “Talk to the hand.”?! Overall, a huge messy disappointment of a sequel.

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lyconthrope on 12/19/2020 Reply  · 

Not a terrible prequel but certainly could not light a candle for me to the original and to T2 either.

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JimmyMcGill on 8/27/2022 Reply  · 

It's so simple, and it's just not enough after seeing the first two movies.

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