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  •  Chopper Bernet Chopper Bernet Genres Action  •  Apocalyptic Film  •  Cyberpunk / Tech Noir  •  Cyborg / Android / Robot  •  Girls-with-Guns  •  Science Fiction  •  Sci-Fi Action 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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