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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%)
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Author Topic: Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003)  (Read 6447 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2007, 04:50:26 AM »

   I like all the Terminator movies.Terminator 3 not only provided a great relief from the normal action movies but also made us to go to the world of robots.Arnold's acting as a machine is note worthy.The film provided a good story line that emerged between a boy and a robot.

  In short these films are nice to watch ..........
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2009, 01:11:42 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.




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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2009, 09:57:13 AM »

I'm a T1 man, although I liked 2 very much and thought 3 was ok. As Jack mentioned, the first one was harder hitting, more visceral. Remember in the beginning when naked Arnie walked up to the group of punks and told them to gve him their clothes and ended up punching one of them up into the torso?  You don't get that kind of scene in any of the others. The Terminator in T1 was one of the most menacing villains I'd ever seen on screen.  T-1000 was really cool but just not as frightening on a gut level. T3's Terminator didn't seem to have anything unique. If she would have used her hotness more as a weapon like T-800 used unstoppableness and T-1000 used shape changing, that might have been more interesting, why else send a really hot Terminator?

  I also wasn't big on T3's John Connor. He was too wimpy. And I thought he should have been doing more to prepare for the big war with the machines. His idea of preparation for leading humanity against it's greatest threat was to become a homeless construction worker? Eh, didn't like that. On it's own it's a good action movie but a little disappointing as the cap of a great trilogy.
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2009, 01:43:41 PM »

Not a big fan of T3 myself. Yeah, the crane scene was good but on the whole, I think it was a let down. I don't see why they could not have cast Edward Furlong as John Connor - he'd have been about the right age and the reason they gave regarding his real life drug issues seemed silly when John was a bit of a junkie in the film.

Also, I think the Terminator was miscast. She really did not inspire any sort of terror or menace like the Terminators of the first two films; she lacked presence in my opinion. I think they should have cast someone a little more physically imposing myself (a Victoria-from-WWE kind of physicality would have been better in my opinion).

What I like is that I can legitimately pretend it didn't happen thanks to the Sarah Connor Chronicles  TeddyR

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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2009, 05:53:18 PM »

I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected, and subsequent viewings haven't changed my opinion. Still, I don't like that it has so much humour in in. In some scenes it borders self-parody. And I'd also object to the scene in the cemetery. No need to desecrate Sarah Connor's character (or the shrink's, for that matter) like that.

But otherwise it's a neat film and a worthy addition to the series. Yes, it feels different than Cameron's entries, but it has its own achievements. Apart from the action scenes, which I enjoyed, I liked them showing how John Connor, apparently freed from his destiny, had became somehow lost. And how Claire Danes' character managed to get him on his feet again. And the ending is terrific too.

I've also become a fan of the Fox Terminator series. I keep hearing it's going to be cancelled. It's a pity, the first season was slow and not very involving, but I like the path they've taken in the new season. I wonder if they'll reference it in the new Terminator film with Christian Bale.

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