OK, it’s been a while, alright?
Terminator 3:Rise Of The Machines
Last night with Adrian. How can I put this tactfully? It’s not really a Terminator movie, is it? Both in a good, not-just-connor-on-the-run-from-a-terminator kind of way, and in a bad, hasn’t-really-got-the-intelligence-or-the-atmosphere kind of way.
It looks good - the effects are nice. The action bits are fairly decent (although ask us not how the crane can actually keep up with the emergency vehicles). The ‘Terminatrix’ is a nice evolution.
But not much actually happens. There’s 109 minutes (I think - according to Empire) of this film, and in those 109 minutes you get perhaps 35 or 40 minutes’ worth of plot and action. It could have worked really well as the first reel of a Matrix-style man-against-machines dark social fable. But it ended up as a fairly run-of-the-mill B-movie. I wonder… if it hadn’t said ‘Terminator’ on the front, would this have gone straight to video? If there’s justice.
So. Did I enjoy it? Aye, it was a laugh.