Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Title: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Year: 2003
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Writers: John D. Brancato & Michael Ferris; story by Brancato, Ferris & Tedi Sarafian; based on characters by James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken
Music: Marco Beltrami
Length: 109 minutes
Synopsis: yet another time-travelling Terminator tries to kill John Connor
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), March 2009
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 3/10 (gets points for pacing, special effects/design and subjective rating) c. 2.0/4 (Indifferent).

Predictable, filled with plot holes, corny dialog… but the other two Terminator movies had two out of three of those faults. It’s not really all that bad. There’s a fifteen- or twenty-minute action sequence near the beginning that’s fun and solidly put together. It’s worth watching if you like that sort of thing.

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