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A decade has passed since John Connor helped prevent Judgment Day. Now 22, Connor lives "off the grid" – no home, no credit cards, no phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet. Until...out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X, Skynet’s most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor.
PROFANITY: 3 F-words, 7 S-words, 6 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Shootings, fights, beatings, killings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol at a bar. ACTION: Numerous chases, fight scenes, shootouts. COMEDY: Some wisecracks and comic situations.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Good "It has taken a long time to get Terminator 3 to the
screen, and, while the production doesn't rock the action motion picture
industry to its foundation, it's a credible and entertaining movie, and was
worth the wait.''
Review Above Average "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is made in
the spirit of these slick new action thrillers, and abandons its own tradition
to provide wall-to-wall action in what is essentially one long chase and fight,
punctuated by comic, campy or simplistic dialogue.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Average "Picking up some 10 years after the previous film left off,
this stripped-down, intelligently conceived follow-up is a respectable
conclusion to the TERMINATOR trilogy.''
Review Average "The lack of logic (although time-travel always requires a
suspension of logic) takes a bit of the joy out of the film, but "T3"
is an unpleasant movie for several reasons."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These opinions aren't bad by any means, but they certainly aren't as high as I would have predicted. And the negative comments really didn't explain why they aren't higher.
Usually these types of movies will have many "Fantastic" opinions. This one doesn't so it's not a movie everyone "loved." However, most of the opinions are "Very Good" and "Excellent," which certainly indicates a movie most enjoyed very much. Also worth noting is the lack of any significant number of low opinions.
Even though the opinions aren't off the chart, I still highly recommend that Terminator fans see this latest version. It's a virtual certainty that you will enjoy it, at least to some degree.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
A decade has passed since John Connor (NICK STAHL) helped
prevent Judgment Day – the day Skynet's highly developed network of machines
was fated to become self-aware and destroy mankind. But August 29, 1997 came and
went without incident, despite Skynet's twice failed attempts to kill Connor
and wage war on humanity.
Now 22, Connor lives "off the grid" – no home, no
credit cards, no phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be
traced by Skynet. Until…
…out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (KRISTANNA
LOKEN), Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back
through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000,
this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful. And she is
exponentially more powerful, dangerous and destructive than every Terminator
that has come before her.
But this time, Connor isn't the only target on Skynet's
hit list – unsuspecting veterinarian Kate Brewster (CLAIRE DANES) will see her
distant past and promising present collide with an unimaginable future…but
only if she can elude the unassailable T-X.
When Connor and Kate realize that Judgment Day is rocketing
toward them – with only three hours between them and the end of the world –
their only hope for survival is a replica of the cyborg Terminator (ARNOLD
SCHWARZENEGGER), Connor's mysterious – and now obsolete – former assassin.
Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall
the looming threat of Judgment Day…or face the fall of civilization as we know