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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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Originally we were all shocked at the short run time, but this movie is so quickly paced that you'd be exhausted if it went on for 2½ hours. The visuals in T3 are amazing. There was no overload on CGI effects. There were actually more good old fashioned real-life destruction scenes. The CGI is very impressive and actually very convincing.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a fast-paced, loud, edge-of-your-seat anticipation flick. You will be excited, you will be appalled, but its also possible that you might be disappointed.

A new director -Jonathan Mostow- means the movie has been set on another track. The glooming dark and blue toned T1 and T2 movies by James Cameron have been revamped to a more daytime 'red-yellowish' color and setting. Also the story has been warped into another direction.

Whilst Cameron saw T2: Judgment Day being the end of the series, with the all important message "No fate", the basis of the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines movie has changed to Judgment Day only being posponed. A timeline in which we have no saying? The fans are devided (even amongst the team behind this site).

Be that as it may... Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is surely a cool twisted continuation of the Terminator saga. Underneath the adrenaline-pumped action, there is a very emotional storyline. The humor, though somewhat misplaced here and there in the movie, does not effect the continued action. And the ending will 'blow' your mind.


Released: 2003
Budget: $170 million
Grossed: $427 million
Running time: 1 hrs. 49 min
Rating: R
Main cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator)
Kristanna Loken (TX)
Nick Stahl (John Connor)
Claire Danes (Kate Brewster)
Directing: Jonathan Mostow
Screenwriting: John D. Brancato
James Cameron (characters)
Michael Ferris (III)
Gale Anne Hurd (characters)
Tedi Sarafian
Producing: Moritz Borman
Guy East
Mario Kassar
Hal Lieberman
Joel B. Michaels
Nigel Sinclair
Andrew G. Vajna
Colin Wilson (II)
Studio: Warner Brothers


A decade has passed since John Connor (Nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 25, Connor lives "off the grid"; No home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet, the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until...

...out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (Kristanna Loken), Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000, this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful.

Now Connor's only hope for survival is the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day...or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilisation as we know it.

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