3; Rise of the Machines
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes
and Kristanna Loken
Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Who'd have thunk it? Three into a series and still Arnie manages
to absolutely engage and entertain. The story is even great!
Conner (now mega-cutey Nick Stahl) is well aware of his god-like
destiny in the war against machines. He lives in a perpetual state
of movement; no phone, no home, no job. He doesn't allow himself
attachments or the common comforts of life for fear the machines
will find him
he's cruising down a dark California road and swerves to miss
the local fauna
he ends up at a veterinary clinic self medicating
and stitching up his wounds - since a hospital is out of the questions-
what with all their pesky questions required.
over in Beverly Hills the T-X terminator (Kristanna Loken) has
just arrived with a hit list that includes Connor's future commanding
officers and of course Connor himself. This time the visiting
terminator is faster, meaner and equipped with oodles of gizmos
that make Inspector Gadget look like a
She one tough cyborg chickbabe hell-bent on destruction.
the antiquated T-101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) a model based on
John Connor's old buddy from his youth (and the other films;)
). T-101 has been sent back to once again, protect Connor from
annihilation and thusly giving the human race a chance for survival
once the evil Skynet mega-computer gains complete control.
gets busted in the vet office by an old friend, Dr. Kate Brewster
(Claire Danes) who has no idea what's about to hit the fan. Kate
is on the horrible list for destruction and wouldn't ya know it
the T-X has found her! But so has the T-101 and the adrenaline
pumping action really begins!
and Kate must not only survive to save the world from Judgment
Day but also to run the remaining human race should the machines
be successful this time!
story is fascinating - really. It's that whole end of the wolrd
sci-fi stuff - but fun. And of course the action is lifting the
bar for films as we speak. Director Jonathon Mostow keeps it pumping
filled to the brim with big big booms, seamless animations (by
ILM) and fast fast spine tingling chase scenes grab you into the
film and mesmerize.
is The Terminator. If ever a man was born for a role! He
may be close to sixty or something but he stills rules his screen.
Stahl has been on the Blunt Review radar of young McHotties to
watch for a while
this is quite a different role for the
lad and he's superbly edible like a slow roasted mansteak marinated
in the heartfires of my oven of lust!
Danes, not a name one thinks of for multi-million dollar blockbusters,
is great. They don't dumb her up or make her all girly girl goofy.
new "improved" Terminator T-X played by Kristanna Loken
is one mean bitch! She's also a gorgeous uber chickbabe under
all her cyborg goodies.
Speaking? T3; ROTM is positively spectacular, the way a
blockbuster should be. The film has delicious bits of Terminator
humor and even a cute ass shot of Arnold before he gets his trademark
Recommendation: Black coffee.