Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 24, 2014, 10:21:04 AM
529877 Posts in 39989 Topics by 4994 Members
Latest Member: nhathaitrieu
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Good Movies  |  Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003) « previous next »
Poll
Question: Which Terminator Film Did You Like The Most?
Terminator - 10 (38.5%)
Terminator 2 - 12 (46.2%)
Terminator 3 - 2 (7.7%)
Liked Them All Equally - 2 (7.7%)
Haven't Seen Any Yet - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 24

Pages: [1] 2
Author Topic: Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003)  (Read 4975 times)
Scott
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 185
Posts: 5785


Hey, I'm in the situation room ! ! !


WWW
« on: February 17, 2007, 10:37:11 PM »

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (2003) - Enjoyed this one as much as the previous two films. For some reason I had the impression that this one might not be very good, but I was mistaken. It's excellent with great action, dialogue, and of course the story which continues in one big cycle. Always get a kick out of these time travel films trying to figure out which came first the chicken or the egg type thing. Anyway if you get the chance and you haven't seen it then by all means do. I'm probably the last to have viewed this film.

 Thumbup Thumbup (8 out of 10 Stars) This film had me totally engaged. The ending was to soon and left me wanting to see more.



« Last Edit: February 17, 2007, 10:38:42 PM by Scott » Logged

Ash
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 6609


13 Year Badmovies.org Veteran


« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 07:21:44 AM »

I thought this was a decent entry into the Terminator series.

I liked the bonding scenes between John and Kate.
Especially the "Mike Kripkey's basement" dialogue where they remember that they had shared a first kiss.
You can bet that first kiss scene will be in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" TV show.

The chase scene with the crane was f*cking spectacular!

I loved the opening scenes where Arnold enters a women's bar.
"Talk to the hand."
« Last Edit: February 19, 2007, 05:36:03 AM by Ashthecat » Logged
trekgeezer
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 4969


We're all just victims of circumstance


« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007, 04:24:23 PM »

Arnold actually gave back part of his salary to get the crane chase filmed. The studio balked when asked to pony up for it.

They actually built false extended fronts on some real buildings.

I liked this entry (I have it on DVD), but like Scott I wished for more.

Since Arnie is not likely to ever return to the bige screen, I hope they tap Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to play the Terminator in the next one. Hey, they wouldn't be very good at infiltrating the humans if they all looked the same.
Logged




And you thought Trek isn't cool.
Bill C.
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 9
Posts: 106



« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 01:42:49 PM »

T3 really wasn't a bad film.  It had some okay ideas, and the setpieces in their way were fairly impressive (far and away the chase scene).  But it skewed far closer to the venerable T2 then it needed to, though--more so in terms of feel than execution--and to me that hurt it a bit.

Except for one thing.  The score.  It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.  It just...was.  Thanks a heap for phoning it in, Marco Beltrami...
Logged
Torgo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 530
Posts: 5272



« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 11:46:31 PM »

I will always like the 1st Terminator film the best.

Scared the crap out of me when I was little!  Mainly when the endoskeleton is going after them in the last 15 minutes.
Logged

"There is no way out of here. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
Kooshmeister
The King of Koosh!
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 38
Posts: 506


Must have caffeine...


« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 07:21:41 AM »

Regardless of whether Terminator 3 was well-made or not, I severely disliked how it basically rendered moot much of what the first two movies so painstakingly set up; that being the idea that the future is not set, and that it can be changed (I'm especially annoyed that they don't even try to offer an explanation for how Skynet ended up being built despite the fact they completely destroyed everything gaving to do with it in T2, and the scientist who was supposed to invent it was killed). But then along comes the third movie and whoops, Judgement Day has to happen, no matter what.

It just seems like a big cheat. And worse, the T-X as a character didn't work for me because it seemed like they were trying way too hard to make her cooler than the T-1000. And I also think not enough was done with the fact she was female. The closest they came was having her make her boobs bigger when she's pulled over by the cop, but then they completely negate that by having her kill him. What was the point of increasing her breast size if she's just gonna kill the guy? Sheesh! And I won't even go into how silly I think it is for her to be liquid metal but over an actual metal skeleton, and how this should, logically, severely limit her shapeshifting abilities.

I prefer to assume that the story just ends after Terminator 2, with T3 as a "what if" alternate ending. It's certainly not a terrible movie, it's just a bad direction to take the story in. The subtitle "Rise of the Machines" made me think it was going to be the story of the future, with the adult John Connor fighting against Skynet's forces, and maybe end with Kyle Reese getting sent back, thus providing a nice bookend to the series. But alas, 'twas not to be.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2007, 07:28:08 AM by Kooshmeister » Logged
Joe
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 28
Posts: 648


What are you afraid of? It's only rock n' roll.


« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 07:28:00 AM »

Quote
Since Arnie is not likely to ever return to the bige screen, I hope they tap Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to play the Terminator in the next one. Hey, they wouldn't be very good at infiltrating the humans if they all looked the same.

CAN YA SMEEEELELELELEL WHAT THE T-800 IS COOKIN?................hell no, not at all.

i dont know anyone off the top of my head who would be a good terminator but def not the rock.
Logged
Jack
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 1032
Posts: 9333



« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 09:08:32 AM »

The first is my favorite.  I really liked the simplicity of it - unstoppable dude after two people.  The chemistry between Sarah and Reese was fantastic, I really cared about both those characters.  And the very visceral violence of it, Arnold emptying an entire clip into somebody at point blank range, with no expression at all on his face, that really made an impact.

Part two was excellent as well, but in a very different way.  I liked the incredible special effects like the tow truck chasing the kid on the motorcycle and Arnold chasing that on a Harley.  The plot was interesting and the characters pretty good as well. 

Part three, well, the crane chase was awesome.  It was a good movie overall, no doubt about that.  But it didn't have nearly the impact of the first two.  Arnold emptying an entire clip into an unsuspecting citizen had WAY more impact than that the new terminator firing all her fancy gadgetry at stuff.  And I really didn't feel connected to any of the characters, not the human ones or even Arnold.  The ending was the same way, Arnold chasing after Sarah and Reese in part 1, first in that tanker truck and then that whole scene in the factory, that was awesome.  The gazillion dollar special effects in the end of part three were cool, but didn't make much of an impact on me at all. Too much special effects, not enough heart.
Logged

When you drink alcohol you are just borrowing happiness from tomorrow.
Scott
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 185
Posts: 5785


Hey, I'm in the situation room ! ! !


WWW
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 07:37:03 PM »

TERMINATOR 3 almost had some Matrix type moments with the whole network/machine idea. Jack is pretty close to how I feel about the three movies, but I thought it had the right type of heart for being the 3rd film.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2007, 12:20:23 PM by Scott » Logged

Mr. DS
Master Of Cinematic Bowel Movements
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1841
Posts: 15375


Get this thread cleaned up or YOU'RE FIRED!!!


WWW
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007, 12:24:54 PM »

Regardless of whether Terminator 3 was well-made or not, I severely disliked how it basically rendered moot much of what the first two movies so painstakingly set up; that being the idea that the future is not set, and that it can be changed

I'm totally with you on this subject although I'm nerdily overthinking it.  The film sets up too many questions plot wise at the end.  So apparently Judgement Day takes place in a NEW light because its been "postponed".  However, the film fails to answer the question(s) if this is in fact a NEW Judgement Day, would Reese still get sent back in the NEW future?  That makes you question John Connor's existence in the first place.  If Reese/the original Terminator didn't go back, there would be no John Connor or Judgement Day.  After all, its the computer chip from the first Terminator that eventually lead to Skynet. And Reese wouldn't have gotten it on with Sarah obviously.

 I guess these questions truly started for me in T2 when they supposedly stopped Judgement Day.  Too bad T3 didn't think to address that.  Still, T3 proves to be a good popcorn movie.  Have to say Arny in the first one is still the best.  Its too bad he didn't go on to perform more villain roles.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2007, 12:29:20 PM by The DarkSider » Logged

DarkSider's Realm
http://darksidersrealm.blogspot.com/

"You think the honey badger cares?  It doesn't give a sh*t."  Randall
Scott
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 185
Posts: 5785


Hey, I'm in the situation room ! ! !


WWW
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2007, 12:32:34 PM »

DarkSider your right about Arnold. He should do some strong "bad guy" roles if he ever leaves politics.

Then again we love all the great lines that his characters have and that may be best suited for the "good guys" roles. Then again I may be wrong about that. The only thing about those famous lines is that they add humor and are hard to bring out of a bad guy unless maybe he's a robot.  Smile
« Last Edit: March 01, 2007, 06:24:22 AM by Scott » Logged

Torgo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 530
Posts: 5272



« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007, 11:34:15 PM »

I thought that T3 was just too much of a re-tread of the 2nd film in a lot of respects.

The only thing it added to the series IMO was the fact that they actually ended it with the beginning of the nuclear annihilation.
Logged

"There is no way out of here. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
Panic_Attack
Dedicated Viewer
**

Karma: 1
Posts: 14


« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2007, 11:29:09 AM »

People balk and laugh at me when I make the mistake of saying I really liked T3.  Hatred
Logged
Gerry
B-Movie Site Webmaster
Bad Movie Lover
****

Karma: 49
Posts: 972


It's not what you say, it's how you say it.


WWW
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2007, 05:10:06 PM »

I liked T3.  Not as good as the first two, but a lot of fun nonetheless.  Best than most second sequels.
Logged
ghouck
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 583
Posts: 3750


Afro-Mullets RULE!


WWW
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2007, 03:58:17 PM »

I hate to admit it here, but I liked 3 the most of all, then 2, then 1. The way I interpret all the things in 3 that go against what seemed to be laid down in 1 and 2 is that they (JC), are not only going against the machines and such, but also against fate and destiny. In 2, everything involving skynet was destroyed, , but, destiny being as resilient as it is, allows someone else to stubble across the answers, bringing skynet to fruition. Or, , it's possible that not everything was completely destroyed in 2, or possible that their network was (unknowlingly) backed up off-site.
 
Logged

Raw bacon is GREAT! It's like regular bacon, only faster, and it doesn't burn the roof of your mouth!

Happiness is green text in the "Stuff To Watch For" section.

James James: The man so nice, they named him twice.

"Aw man, this thong is chafing my balls" -Lloyd Kaufman in Poultrygeist.

"There's always time for lubricant" -Orlando Jones in Evolution
Pages: [1] 2
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Good Movies  |  Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003) « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.