More than 10 years after 'Terminator 2', John Connor now exists only as a drifter - living 'off the grid', so no more Terminators from the future can hunt him down. Unfortunately, SkyNet does send another one back - and this one is called the T-X, even more powerful & advanced than the dreaded T-1000. However, another CSM-101 Terminator is also sent back to protect John against the T-X. Now, Skynet is patiently assuming control of civilian computer systems, under the guise of a computer virus. John has also met his future wife, Kate Brewster, whose father - a U.S. Air Force General - is in charge of the military computer systems & is leery of up linking SkyNet. However, when the SkyNet virus infects the U.S military computers & leaves the country open to attack, the machines begin their horrific takeover. Soon a nuclear war will result - and the war against the machines will begin. Can the outdated CSM-101 Terminator eliminate the highly advanced T-X - or will a darker future await ...Written by
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) came under fire for being too sentimental when it came to Arnold Schwarzenegger being a good Terminator. Jonathan Mostow tried to avoid that by adding some ambiguities to Schwarzenegger's character, e.g. refusing John Connor's orders, even mistreating him in certain scenes, being corrupted by the T-X at the climax, etc. Mostow said that the sentiment was appropriate for the second movie where the Terminator was a sort-of father figure to John, but for this movie, he wanted Terminator to be more of a tough drill instructor like Louis Gossett Jr. in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). See more »
At the end when the Terminator uses his fuel cell to blow up the TX. As the terminator was still holding blast door open, the blast would have channeled down the hallway killing John and Kate. But they are only shown getting knocked down and some dust getting blown past them. See more »
The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. I wish I could believe that. My name is John Connor, they tried to murder me before I was born, when I was 13 they tried again. Machines from the future. Terminators. All my life my mother told me the storm was coming, Judgment Day, the beginning of the war between man and machines. Three billion lives would vanish in an instant, and I would lead what was left of the human race to ultimate ...
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During the initial opening credits, a wind can be heard blowing in the background. See more »
I feel this movie gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Sure it may not be as good as the second one, and let's face it it's hard to top T2. But that doesn't make this a bad film. I actually like how John Connor is portrayed in this. Sure he's a bit whiny and a bit of a coward, but that's because he has not grown yet into the person he will be. He's unsure, and full of doubt. He has to grow.
And this movie has one of the best movie trailers I've ever seen!
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