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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The third movie in the "Terminator" franchise released in 2003.

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Not as good as it could have been but a good entry none the less..

  • Nov 28, 2009
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While "The Terminator" and "Terminator 2:Judgment Day" set up a line of success and action greatness  that has yet to be surpassed "Terminator 3: Rise of the machines" tries hard to continue the greatness but falls short on  many levels, but is not a failure for the series  but it is nowhere near the excellence and expert craftsmanship  of the first two movies. But is none the less a well executed and  strong finish to the end of humanity and the beginning of the prophesied war.

Jonathan Mostow's "Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines" continues the harrowing story of John Connor during the last days of humanity  before Judgment Day occurs. Mostow knows what he wants in his movie and he even knows how to give it to you on screen  but he lacks the  genius and creativity to truly breath life into this third installment but none the less he gives it his all and comes out on top for the most part. But the third and final film from James Cameron's series  is good but never truly meets the height and standards of the  two that came before it.

Arnold Schwarzenegger  is back but not as good  as he was in "Terminator 2:Judgment Day"  he has reverted to  the way he was in the beginning of that film and that, said to say, is a let down. But never the less Schwarzenegger pulls it off one last time  and really gives us a good show. Nick Stahl  is not as good as Connor as Edward Furlong was Stahl over and under acts far too many times in this film for  him to plausible as  the leader of the Human resistance in the future, in fact he isn't plausible at all. All he does is just say stuff and  that's  pretty much it. Claire Danes(You may know her as Juliet from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet.) Is just as bad as Stahl as the not so tough and not so smart daughter of an Air Force General. Danes can't hold up her scenes due to the fact she screams and  whimpers and whines and complains half way through the film, which  causes her to wear out her welcome after ten minutes of her being onscreen, but she tries, not very hard, but she tries   and that I can say is something.  Kristana Loken  as The Terminatrix  is good but just like Robert Patrick just a different gender that's all, Loken gives us a villain we've already seen but with a different flare and style  and that saves her from being another eye sore in this film. But none the less the cast does great with there scenes, even though the supports sometimes grind there scenes to the bone they do good none the less in this highly entertaining film.

"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" doesn't fall on it's face when it comes to it's action sequences or special effects  but it does falter on the acting in some parts of the film and sometimes it doesn't, which is good. But none the less this third installment will please fans of the series and  Action/Sci-Fi fans as well but it may  fall short of  high hopes of life long loyal fans  new fans may be more kind to it, but never the less not a bad entry but not the great one it should be. All in all T-3 is good entertainment.
Not as good as it could have been but a good netry none the less..

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February 03, 2011
Hey, Lopez, I didn't realize you had reviewed this....nice work!
October 21, 2010
Yeah this wasn't as good as the first 2, but man was she hot in this.
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A truer phrase couldn't have been spoken by anyone else but Arnold Schwarsenegger in this movie when he's describing his character, comparing himself to the more advanced TX model in the movie.  It's more fitting in other ways.  Yes he is an antique compared to the newer model but Terminator 3 is the weakest of the Terminator movies that were out by this point and Arnold's brand of action movie hero, the big meaty dude with a gun who blows everything away has …
review by . June 26, 2009
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Linda Hamilton declined to reprise her role as Sarah Conner.

The film's $170 million budget was the highest approved budget to date.

The third film of the Terminator series.
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