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Summary:
A decade has passed since John Connor stopped Judgement 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. Connor has no record of his existence. There is 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, Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, namely the T-1000, the determined T-X is a machine that is as relentless, as is her human guise beautiful. Now Connor's only hope for survival is to annex with the Terminator, T-101, his mysterious former assassin. Together they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgement Day--or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.

Review:
With sci-fans salivating, Arnold Schwarzenegger, returns in a highly anticipated action flick based on his flagship persona, The Terminator. High expectations and an enormous budget accompany Arnold, almost foretelling disappointment like Star Wars: Episode 1 - Phantom Menace and Waterworld. But surprisingly even without director James Cameron and Linda Hamilton this film finds a way to stay afloat in the Summer of Sequels.

Staying true to its hardcore fan base, the film promises more explosions, more action, and state-of-the-art CG and delivers in more ways than one. Upon seeing the movie I had one thing to say, "Was there anything left from the film post-production?". Everything in the film was destroyed or blown up in some fanatical way. It seems like the biggest dilemma the movie had was how to blow up anything that wasn't ruined yet. Its just funny when you think about it, but it makes the movie even better from a guys perspective.  

The casting was dead on, Claire Danes adds the necessary sex-appeal to the Kate Brewster character, but subtly giving her a degree of sophistication and resourcefulness. Of course, Kristanna Loken was a devilishly hot seductress who will most likely find herself on bedroom walls all over teenage suburbia and Nick Stahl was a fairly convincing John Connor. 

The best thing about this movie is it's riveting storyline and direction which does a first-class job at staying true to the background story yet giving it a necessary 21st century facelift. The movie doesn't get bogged down in any one particular point with mushy emotions (a big problem for most action flicks), but keeps a degree of sexual tension/foreplay bickering between the Kate Brewster and John Connor characters. Also there is a great deal of flow to the movie as it does a good job of revealing important information without slowing down the pace of the movie.

In short T3 almost sets the standard for making a big budget action movie in the 21st century. Since there are many sequels being released this summer the movie is only going to gross modestly at box offices, but should do well on retail shelves when it's released on DVD. If your looking for a non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end then look you further you have found the summers best action movie.

See this movie if you're a fan of:

Terminator (1984)

Terminator 2 (1991)

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Actor/Politician, Predator, Terminator, End of Days, True Lies)

Robocop (1987)

Matrix (1999 - Movie which ripped of Terminator, but added Jujitsu)

Matrix Reloaded (2003 - Movie which ripped of Terminator, but added Jujitsu)

Matrix Revolutions (2003 - Movie which ripped of Terminator, but added Jujitsu)

Mad Max (1979)


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Box Office Info:

Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger (as the Terminator)
Nick Stahl (as John Connor)
Claire Danes (as Kate Brewster)
Kristanna Loken (as the T-X)

Directed By: Jonathan Mostow
Written By: John D. Brancato & Michael Ferris
Produced By: Warner Bros.

Release Date (US): June 30, 2003

Length of Movie: 1h 48min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong sci-fi violence and action, and for language and brief nudity.

Filming Locations: Los Angeles (CA), Gold Coast (Australia), Quebec (Canada), Beverly Hills (CA), Culver City (CA).

Budget: $170,000,000

Opening Weekend: $44,041,440

Terminator 3 Soundtrack

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1. Day In The Life, A
2. Hooked On Multiphonics
3. Blonde Behind The Wheel
4. JC Theme
5. Starting T1
6. Hearse Rent A Car
7. TX's Hot Tail
8. Graveyard Shootout
9. More Deep Thoughts
10. Dual Terminator
11. Kicked In The Can
12. Magnetic Personality
13. Termina-Tricks
14. Flying Lessons
15. What Do You Want On Your Tombstone?
16. Terminator Tangle
17. Radio
18. T3
19. Terminator, The
20. Open To Me - Dillon Dixon
21. I Told You - Mia Julia

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