I saw Terminator 3 this afternoon. I would have to say that it’s not half bad. Not great, but not bad. There were times that I thought that the humor that was injected into the scenes were a bit “forced”. Humor is fine, but this is a Terminator movie. I thought the guy that played John Connor did a pretty good job and made the character seem believable. The girl in the movie was played by Claire Danes and played the character of Kate Brewster. Mostly I thought that she was annoying because all she did for most of the movie was scream and just react to the stuff that was going on around her. The special effects were top notch.
Below are some observations that I had about the movie (I’ve made the text white because it contains spoilers). Highlight the blank area below to read.
At one point early in the film John has a dream about Judgement Day. I like the visual effects of the skulls all over in the water. Then it pans to hundreds, if not thousands of Terminators (without their human “skin” moving and firing at humans (you never see them though). My only problem with this is that John Connor has never seen a T-100 Terminator without its skin. Only Sarah has.
John Connor keeps trying to stop Judgement Day. I don’t know why he is doing this. It would be impossible for him to stop judgement day. It’s only because of Judgement day that he exists. If there is no Judgement Day, Kyle Reese can’t be sent back through time and there is no John Connor. Judgement Day MUST happen.
Also early in the film, the female Terminator (TX) is driving a huge semi with a crane attached to it. She extends the crane so it is facing sideways into the street in an attempt to destroy Arnold (he is hanging from the very tip of the crane). She drives through three for four buildings, through cement blocks, over cars, through telephone poles, etc. I don’t care how tough a semi is, if you ran into that much shit, friction would eventually take over and you would slow down and/or stop.
Arnold tells John that he didn’t send him back in time this time around. It was Kate Brewster. She did so because John was killed by the same Terminator that is protecting them in the movie. However, by telling him this, he probably won’t allow that to happen. Oy time travel stories are hard on the brain.