Saturday, September 26, 2015

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Director: Jonathan Mostow

Writers: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Tedi Sarafian

Composer: Marco Beltrami

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken, David Andrews, Mark Famiglietti, Earl Boen, Moira Sinise, Chopper Bernet, Chrsopher Lawford, M.C. Gainey

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Next Summer, the machines will rise.

Plot: A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Maybe.

This franchise is spotty but at least each film is doing something different than the others.  I LOVE the first film, do not like the second, like this one, the fourth is OK and I had a lot of fun with number five.  I'm about sick of the time travel aspect of it and I'm certainly bored with the tired repetition of call back lines in EVERY.SINGLE.SEQUEL.  This picture has lots of good action sequences and a great ending.  There are a couple of cheesy lines and things that don't make sense (like how did John & pals get into the heavily guarded military base?  Did my eyes close for too long on that one?) but ultimately I found it entertaining and a good addition to the franchise.  I wish they wouldn't relegate Brad Fidel's great theme until the end credits and use it during the picture.  it's such a great, iconic piece of music.  In the next few days/weeks I'll have to get around to seeing TERMINATOR: SALVATION for the second and probably last time.  I don't have fond memories of that one.  The Warner Bros. 2-disc DVD set has a ton of extras.  I'm probably going to let this one go and eventually get the Blu-ray when the price is right.  

No comments:

Post a Comment