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Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines

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Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2-Disc Widescreen Edition)He’s back and this time, he is again the Terminator of the original movie of the same name. Looking back at the original terminator movie, you start to think, “Wow, Arnold sure looks young for his age!”.

This time, the story follows the young Conner in his mid twenties, his mother dead, and himself kind of depressed. The machines have sent back in time a gorgeous model terminator to kill not only Conner but also his second in commands (his high school classmates). The female lead is played by Clair Danes, who surprisingly looks quite older in this movie, meaning, I myself have not seen a film with Danes in it, for quite some time. The two soon meet and the two terminators, Arnold and the hot model X, come by and blow things up. Soon both are told by the terminator that he was sent back in time to safeguard them during the even we all know as judgement day, the day the machines start a nuclear war.

One of the things that I found strange about the last terminator film, Judgement Day, was the inner monologues, I wasn’t sure if I was watching a Cameron film or a David Lynch rip-off of The Lost Highway. This film does away with the inner conflict and is really about 4 action sequences glued together with some pauses and exposition. The whole film in a sense is not really about inner conflict but about action. The best sequences are of course in the beginning and in the end. About the only thing that was found interesting, was how each terminator film has managed to tap into revelant social topics and illustrate them. For the third film, technology is again illustrated, but more than just its use, software is the main theme of the film. Just what responsibility do we have for our creations, even when it is just code? The implications in Terminator 3 are pretty clear, it is not that we can solve problems, but that we must triumph in spite of them, that we must survive, and in that lies our species most basic attribute.

In conclusion, if you are looking for an old style action film without much story, then look no further than Terminator 3, which surprisingly is really a lot closer to the original film than Terminator 2.

3.5 out 5 stars

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