Terminator 3 - Rise Of The Machines details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kristanna Loken, David Andrews, Nick Stahl, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Sci-fi - General, Thriller|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
Terminator 3 - Rise Of The Machines
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Nov 2003|
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Missing somthing?By AlexPhillips (41 reviews) from UK , 06 Mar 2007
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[Highly rated reviewer]This is in no way a bad movie. In fact it is better than most movies in its genre. The problem is that it is following on for two of the best action movies Hollywood has ever produced and with that to live up to, like Oceans 12 and Star Wars Ep.1, nothing was ever quite going to match peoples expectations.
The story has moved on and Sarah Conner has died, he son (now 23) is living 'off the grid' in case the future does not turn out how he expected, which it inevitably does. Once again a Terminator is sent back in time with the goal of killing him and his future resistance leaders and its the old T-101's job to save him.
Once again this leads us off into 90 minutes of action and mild violence with plenty of product placement. The story is fair, with what I think is a strong ending (making a T4 an interesting production if ever made). For many the problem is that it lack the raw and 'real' action of the first to with the over use of CGI and the different, less experienced, director. However for me that is not the issue. For me the problem is the clear change in mood and setting. This is because the original two were almost completely set during the night adding an additional fear to the scenes. This is lost in T3 with almost all action now taking place in the day. On the good side the CGI is strong, much like the acting (as far as emotionless cyborgs go I guess) and like I said the ending is in my opinion a good one.
In short: - This is easily the weakest of the three Terminator movies, but that said it is still a good one in its own right and manages to achieve all but the sternest critics requirements, especially on a second viewing.
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I'll be back, is backBy calipsa (28 reviews) , 24 Feb 2013It sure was good to see Arnie in action again. lol! The movie kept me entertained all through out. i wouldn't say it was better than T2 but was worth watching. Some parts really cracked me up. good action. I thought it was a good film.
Thanks for the memoriesBy Rayon (17 reviews) , 07 Jun 2011Was chating with some mates the other night, we all worship the first two films. None of us could remember anything about this one apart from there might have been a lady terminator in it.
Terminator 3: Rise Of The MachinesBy Deltic7772 (5 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 23 Mar 2011I've always been a Arny fan. 'This by all means one of his best!' Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger are both the same characteristics, I think they are both excellent actors of out time!!!
We were spoilt by the first twoBy a customer from Manchester , 08 Feb 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis third installment lacks the energy and stealth of the first two Terminator films, the script was badly written giving no justice to the characters we knew so well.
The invincible Sarah has been killed off by 'the Big C', John turned into a social misfit, we are greeted with his future wife (poor John), Judgement Day was delayed not prevented (saw that coming), The Terminator now answers to someone else, unconcievable defense building that they manage to get into without any effort (we don't know how they got in, completely unseen or discussed).
I would call this film a knotter, it ties loose ends, but desperately kills off the build up.
This film didn't need to be made, you could have gone from T:2 to Salvation and that would have been fine.
Being a massive fan of Terminator, the bit I did like was Arnie reprising his role.... albeit looking rough and tanned made him a muscular David Dickenson; cheap as chips.
Nick Stahl was a tragic decision, Edward Furlong eminated John Conner, the two are incomparable. As for Claire Danes, action films aren't her forte, the stunts she did do looked clumsy and half-hearted. Linda Hamilton would have been swinging off the lightshade while Claire would be reading Mr Men underneath it.
Overall; Poor Effort
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try to member them to rentBy kooldeep (117 reviews) from Grays , 30 Jul 2010i rented terminator 3 so i could remember this film after watching terminator salvation.
i then realised how good this film is. pucker. the special effects is so good, and i acrion surreal, good directing 2..