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The Count
07-02-2003, 08:50 AM
Seeing as I'm from the UK I can't see it for a month, so anyone who does see it today can you give me your thoughts and opinions on it, I'm not too bothered about spoilers.

HertogJan
07-02-2003, 10:06 AM
You mean it's supposed to be out already? Oh yes now I see, it's coming in theatres today, hooray!!

Semicolon
07-02-2003, 10:11 AM
Heh...I'm in Italy...I got no clue when anything comes out anymore...

KBell
07-02-2003, 11:48 AM
I heard that the director had used up so much budget on most of the movie that Arnold had to use money out of his own pockets to be able to shoot the Truck scene where he slams into the truck and tips it over :p that shows dedication :p


I might see the movie on July 4th

Agen
07-02-2003, 08:22 PM
It seems T3 has slapped all the non-believers accross the face and is continuing to get more and more Glowing Reviews.

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES

A decade has passed since John Connor (Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 25, Connor lives off the grid no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet - the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until... out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (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. Now Connor's only hope for survival is the Terminator (Schwarzenegger), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it. Now during the course of John`s discovery, two Terminators have been dispatched, one to protect and the other to destroy John Conner. The arrival of Schwarzenegger`s T-800 is good and is cut down well from what was in the script was too long and a bit overly violent but this is a Terminator film!! With the T-800 model dispatched, another model soon follows. This time out, it`s a new prototype terminator. A female terminator, who is impossibly beautiful and genetically perfect in more ways than just looks. The race begins here. The film has loads of action packed into it, too much to write about in this small review. But one great thing from this film apart from the massive ending just think T2 and add 10% then you get T3`s ending. We also get to see the actual birth of Skynet and early prototype cyborg models literally coming off the factory line, armed and ready to go. The special effects are amazing, but with a 175 million dollar starting budget it should be.Schwarzengger is obviously back on board reprising his role thanks to 30 million dollars. He is truly and will always be The Terminator. Although i though he was better in the original Terminator then this one, he still delivers. Of course, as soon as this project was turned down by creator and director of the original two films James Cameron the film was thrown back in the waste bin, but there come an answer U571 director Jonathan Mostow. But that was the only starting problem, with original John Connor played by Edward Furlong and Linda Hamilton who played Jon`s mother Sarah Connor both not returning to the project with two different reasons. The film was slashed as a flop without anything being written, then a decent script penned by Tedi Sarafian got the film back together. The story is good, but often abit rushed. While T2 had more story, T3 has more action (the graveyard scene is amazing). The new baddy is a female Terminator played by Kristanna Loken, she is perfect for the role as the Terminator her face emotions and walking are suited to her character, and for the actress first film she has done, she hasnt done bad. Another new addition is John Connor`s girlfriend Kate Brewster played by Claire Danes who was the last actress to be signed. Her changed appearance from Romeo And Juliet improves her character and you actually believe what she is going through and that she loves her boyfriend dearly. With the original John Connor not returning, actor Nick Stahl was signed on. He in some places is good as the rough dont give a dam character that Furlong played so well in T2. At some times you think John would have more guts and would do more and not like hide behind a door. Apart from that, the film delivers. As usual special effects wizard Stan Wilson who provided the makeup effects for the Terminator films, pushes T3 to go beyond T2 and T1 and improves with better makeup effects on the Terminators. Although some fans will love it, i think die hard fans will be waiting for more. For actions fans this is a must, a not too confusing storyline and loads of bangs and of course the female Terminator appearing semi naked will help pull in the movie-goers. Although T2 will live on forever being a classic and maybe the best Terminator film ever made. For what was branded a instant flop and would never work without original director and half the original cast back, the film proves that all said it still can rock and this film truly rocks.

LDJW Rating ( out of 10 ) 8.5


next yin :p


First of all let me say, SHAME on anyone who would be disappointed with this film. Wait - scratch film. Make that an experience. Jonathon Mostow has taken this story and made it completely his own. Gotta give props to the writers as well. After all, they are the same masterminds that brought us "The Game". I am not much for spoilers, unless people ask, so I will just give you the most straight-forward look at T3 I can.

Cast - First of all, there's Arnold. He IS the Terminator. As soon as you first see him, you get that "Oh this ROCKS" feeling. He looks a little aged, but he still has it.
Nick Stahl, as John Connor, was most definitely my favorite though. I have heard so many people say that they should have brought back Furlong, but I for one am thankful they didn't. Furlong was my least favorite part about T2, and still is. He may have done an OK job playing the part of a 10 year old boy, but there is no way he could have pulled this off. Stahl represents the more adult-like John Connor to perfection.
Clair Danes, as Kate Brewster, was a nice choice as well. She is just a fine actress. She has impressed me many times over, and she did so again in this film.
Kristana Loken, as the TX, was fantastic. In fact, I liked her better than Robert Patrick's T-1000. She is just great to look at in action.
The rest of the cast, small and large characters, were great as well.
9/10


Just when you thought the whole Terminator thing would be headed for a junkyard, AARP-eligible Arnold Schwarzenegger plugs us in and pulls out a winner. Nearly 20 years after the first Terminator blew up the big screen, this one still offers massive action and a compelling plot. The Terminator (Arnie) is sent back in time (again) to protect the future leader (Nick Stahl) of an army that will be key to the survival of the human race. Hot on their trail is a new mechanized menace (Kristanna Loken) with looks to kill and an arm that can morph into any weapon she chooses. Urban warfare ensues, and the movie races to blow up as much stuff as possible (which it does in grandiose style) and add interesting twists to the lore of the franchise. And whether you want to believe it or not, Schwarzenegger's dry robo-wit still gets laughs. This will definitely get a Rise out of action buffs--and we mean that in a totally good way.

That's enough for this now :p

KBell
07-02-2003, 08:29 PM
Thanks that really helped. Me and My pops were gonna see that movie on the 4th of July :D

Agen
07-02-2003, 08:35 PM
Unfortunately i have to wait til August the 1st!!!! :cry8:
It's totally shocking.

KBell
07-02-2003, 08:39 PM
That sucks, but there are "other" ways to see the movie..... But im not allowed to talk bout them On the Lucas Forums :p

Agen
07-02-2003, 08:42 PM
Yeh but i'd really like to see it on the big screen first :(

The Count
07-02-2003, 09:02 PM
It is out in the US today, however as a bloody Brit I have to wait another 4 weeks :(

The Cheat
07-02-2003, 09:08 PM
yeah i cant wait to see this movie, it sounds like it is going to be good

Jo
07-02-2003, 09:08 PM
im seeing it in an hour, YAY!!

superracer0022
07-02-2003, 09:15 PM
im gonna see this for sure it looks like a great movie

Agen
07-02-2003, 09:18 PM
Meh, that's really not cool, I made my thread first and it ends up getting merged with Danny's yet his names is the author. :/
Still, it's supposed to be great :D

Loki GM
07-03-2003, 02:04 AM
I liked it although that may just be because of the naked terminator chick :naughty: :drool1: :naughty:

ohh and it had a good story to :D :p :D

HertogJan
07-03-2003, 06:53 AM
Whoa, it got great reviews!!! Hooray!! I was hoping it'd be good, so I'll watch when I get back from my holiday in Greece :)

MikeDoggg2004
07-03-2003, 07:32 AM
I cant wait to see Terminator 3 im going on Saturday The 5th to see it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

toms
07-03-2003, 02:14 PM
amazing.... i had totally writen this off as being utter rubbish... no james cameron, no linda hamilton (who rules), no edward furlong.... i was expecting this to be a complete SFX-fest load of rubbish.... i'm quite excited now....

of course, i also have to wait for months.... stupid film distribution system...:mad:

•-BLaCKouT-•
07-03-2003, 03:09 PM
I'm glad it got those good reviews, 'cos I thought it was going to be cack as well.

I'll go and see it now.
Well not now, in a month :(

B.

El Sitherino
07-03-2003, 03:46 PM
i had high hopes for it. and i was so glad. it is by far the best sci-fi action movie this year. close second is x-men 2.

Agen
07-03-2003, 03:54 PM
amazing.... i had totally writen this off as being utter rubbish... no james cameron, no linda hamilton (who rules), no edward furlong.... i was expecting this to be a complete SFX-fest load of rubbish.... i'm quite excited now....

Yeah, I don't see why linda didn't return as sarah because she's been a main character all the way :(
James Cameron for some reason wanted to make a sequel to the titanic! :p
Oh and Furlong is a bald junkie now and is in rehab.

Still, i don't believe i have to wait for a month just to see my favourite movie series :(
What is so wrong with releasing a move 2 days later in the UK and elsewhere? :(

ET Warrior
07-03-2003, 03:56 PM
I saw it last night........one word...........Amazing.



I have loved all the terminator movies out so far, but I personally feel that this one was the best yet. BARELY edging past T2 as my favorite of the three.

Wonderful story, amazing action, super hot bad girl, and this movie was funny as hell. I give it a 9.9/10.

HertogJan
07-03-2003, 04:18 PM
Hehe wel I definately love T2 :) T1 was great, T2 was just FANTASTIC!! I really have high hopes for T3 now!!

Bob Gnarly
07-03-2003, 05:16 PM
After seeing the first two directed with such greatness i wasnt looking forward to T3, but i went to the theatres yesterday to check it out. first i have to say nice collectors card things that you get when you buy the ticket. Now to the movie, starts off great, amazing effects, gets you back in the mood for some Terminator plus re-introduces you to everyone (John Connor, the Terminator) but theres something you can tell has changed from the begining the James Cameron element is missing, not to say it wasnt a good movie because Jonathan Mostow trys to remake the the whole series into his own, by making the terminator not remember his past and killing off Sarah Connor, and more you'll see in the movie. Anyways the movie was great, the actors playe dthere roles like there where on a biography, they all where so convincing in knowing there past and whos who. Nick Stahl played John Connor like that was him, he was afraid he was confused and he was sure of his future. Now Kristanna Loken is a sexay lady but a female terminator is great, but in James Camerons T-1000 was much more scarier much more like a Terminator, not like the T-X she was WAAAAAAY more sexy then scary, even as a robot.

Now on to the movie scenes, The movie had great visual effects and tried as much as they could not to use to much CGI the Future scenes where amazingly realistic, except the Older John Connor looked more like his face was melting other then getting old. Now the scene where you see Arnold on a Truck of some sort crashing into buildings was great, it humilated the All CGI Matrix Realoaded Highway chase scene. Another reason i love this movie is because it didnt depend on CGI it used stunt men, the backbone of filmmaking (imho). This movie had just enough action and Story blended togather to make a great movie. Now the Bathroom Brawl in movie is PHENOMENAL, greatest fight ever, better then having hundreds of one guy take out some super...man (you know what movie i mean). Anyways the ending finally completes the Trilogy and makes you feel that you know John Connor now, you know his pain.


one thing i have to comment on is HOW funny is it when:

When terminator just come back from the future naked and hes looking for clothes and finally steals the male strippers costume and puts on the stripper glasses instead of his sleak dark glasses, very funny, VERY VERY funny.

Final Rating

95%

9.5/10

Loki GM
07-03-2003, 05:20 PM
yes ET it is awsome

I liked the end of it but I didnt like all the be backs in it I think that they should be limited to one be back a movie

•-BLaCKouT-•
07-03-2003, 05:27 PM
Hmmm, nice review Mamba, thanks!

You'll forgive me if I'm a little protective of Reloaded until I see this film with my own eyes ;)

I'm definitely going to see it now :D

B.

KBell
07-03-2003, 05:29 PM
STOP!!! You all are giving praise to this film so much that im giddy with excitement to see it soo bad. I cant wait to see it tomorrow!!

Tomorrow is when im gonna see it :p

Tomorrow :D

El Sitherino
07-03-2003, 05:32 PM
arnold did most of the bathroom scene himself and the rest was some stunt guys. all being pulled on wires throught the walls. some of it like the toilet part was cg but very well done cg. most of the movie didn't do a CG overload like matrix reloaded.

Captain Wilson
07-03-2003, 05:46 PM
turns into zombie state....
...must see...T3...
i have tickets to its first showing in leeds
:D

TheHobGoblin
07-03-2003, 06:55 PM
I just saw it, and just came back. I saw the 1:15 show at Cross County. Everything went smoothly. I loved it. Though not T2 good yet it was good. The beginning wasn't really serious but eh they got serious very soon after. Some jokes I loved.

Agen
07-03-2003, 06:55 PM
killing off Sarah Connor
Thanks for using the spoiler tags black Mamba!!!! :D I'm gonna have a great time waiting for a month knowing that.

RoguePhotonic
07-03-2003, 08:39 PM
I'll go see it Sunday....going to see charlies angels today "gulps" (expects horrible movie):D

MikeDoggg2004
07-03-2003, 09:03 PM
I agree I say Charlies Angles the other day and it wasnt that good. It is nothing but a Matrix nock off. They slow down the bullets and pan in a circle. Can anyone make a movie off there own special effects idea? I would like to see a movie that has brand new special effects so i can say "WOW how did they do that?"
:mad:

RoguePhotonic
07-03-2003, 09:19 PM
I like bullet time...:D...wish I could see it in real life...but I don't think we have a camera with a high enough frame rate to see a bullet fly through the air...

El Sitherino
07-03-2003, 09:31 PM
first off charlies angels was never meant to be serious. it's based on a 70's show called CHARLIES ANGELS a show that wasn't meant to be serious either. they gave corny lines like they would have in the show.they made them skampy like they did in the old show. don't complain about a movie when it's trying to stay true to it's source.

I enjoyed T3 so much i think i shall dub it best movie of the year with a tie with X2.

ET Warrior
07-03-2003, 09:33 PM
To me the two funniest parts where when

Kate Brewster was in the back of the truck and Arnold is all "Now relax" And she keeps screamin in the back and Arnold's all "I said relax!!"

Or when

He throws the T-X down the elevator shaft and then looks down and goes...."She'll be back"

RoguePhotonic
07-04-2003, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
first off charlies angels was never meant to be serious. it's based on a 70's show called CHARLIES ANGELS a show that wasn't meant to be serious either. they gave corny lines like they would have in the show.they made them skampy like they did in the old show. don't complain about a movie when it's trying to stay true to it's source.

I enjoyed T3 so much i think i shall dub it best movie of the year with a tie with X2.

The story was horrible though...2 rings with the names of witnesses?...ooooooooooooooooK....

TheHobGoblin
07-04-2003, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
To me the two funniest parts where when

Kate Brewster was in the back of the truck and Arnold is all "Now just settle down" And she keeps screamin in the back and Arnold's all "I said calm down!!"

Or when

He throws the T-X down the elevator shaft and then looks down and goes...."She'll be back"

Thoes were funny yet he says relax in the first joke. I like the seen when Arnold comes in and puts on the werid glasses.

Homuncul
07-04-2003, 03:11 AM
Director- professional 80%
Screenplay-sux,sux,sux 100%
John Connor- aka robbie Williams, looking ,ore like a monkey - 25%
Terminatrix- Wwwwuuuuhuuuuuu! She's godess - 1000%
Terminator- Schwarz is great - 95%
Special Effects - Sometimes it looks nasty, but still cool, very detailed - 85%
Sarah Connor- Her coffon is cool, I think El Mariachi would be very pleased to use the same.

Greatest impression: When TxX takes Schwarz by the balls, and we see his face and he's like feeling nothing extraordinary about it. She must've squeezed hardddddd.

The Movie - C+

Bob Gnarly
07-04-2003, 07:55 AM
Originally posted by Agen_Terminator
Thanks for using the spoiler tags black Mamba!!!! :D I'm gonna have a great time waiting for a month knowing that.
yeah she dies, its not important in the movie that she dies, this one isnt about her, its more about the girl with John Connor.

Camus
07-05-2003, 03:05 AM
hahaha I went and saw it at the second showing the day it was released... ooh damn... Its up there with Reloaded in my oppinion... ~goes off waiting for revolution and T4~ Im also thinking about seeing it again... :D

ET Warrior
07-05-2003, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by Camus
hahaha I went and saw it at the second showing the day it was released... ooh damn... Its up there with Reloaded in my oppinion... ~goes off waiting for revolution and T4~ Im also thinking about seeing it again... :D

I will DEFFINATELY see this movie again. Probably when my best friend gets back from his camping trip i'll go see it with him. I also think it is right there with Reloaded.......man.......there are so many awesome movies this year, I can't even believe it.

NoWayOut
07-05-2003, 04:49 AM
I feel sorry for the people that live in the UK because i cant wait to see that movie.
Ill make a bootleg copy for you so you can see it.

RoguePhotonic
07-05-2003, 07:38 AM
I wouldn't even want to think about T4....will be years for that...and a very differen't movie if you know what I mean


about half way through the movie I knew that everything world get destroyed because of the video game coming out...I remembered the screenshots were of humans fighting in destroyed city's and stuff....