Terminator 3's title alone could make for a pretty fair comparison to other films of similar quality...Alien 3...X-Men 3...Spider-Man 3...you get my drift. Something like the previous 2, but lacking something that made them so good. This movie tried, so I'll give it that (anyone trying to follow-up James Cameron's modern masterpiece Terminator 2 has to be brave, to say the least), but ultimately comes up short in almost every aspect. Some cool action scenes and special effects cannot save this film.
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I'd feel bad for everyone involved in this if they hadn't made money from it, but since they did, I'm upset with them for doing such an aggressively awful job with a sequel that would've been massively successful had it been even passable. Instead, we get a few cheap gags, a lot of poor CGI, and acting that's just about as painful as the writing. I did like the way they ended it, but even that pretty much just affirmed how pointless this movie was, and didn't go nearly far enough to justify an extra star.
Lacked the moxie of the first two. Characters were OK. The "terminatrix" came accross more as bitchy than evil. They tried to do something sexy with her but totally failed to pull that off. Action and destruction were top notch, but T3 definitely missed that "extra special something" that the first two had. Maybe it was because of no James Cameron?
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