Terminator 3

How cool is the Terminator trilogy? The first movie was groundbreaking enough and the second is one of my favourite movies of all time. And then, just when you thought it was all over...they came up with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Now I know that a lot of people had a lot of problems with this instalment (most of which I don't agree with, by the way) and yes, it did have its problems. But if that's all you get fixated on, then you've missed half the movie!

Ignoring all that, how cool was the fundamental story behind T3? At one level it has that whole feeling of futility in the complete undoing of the first two movies. On the other hand, it has the whole inevitability-of-it-all thing going for it -- something that Nick Stahl manages to pull of really well in the last scene, I think. And the fact that they managed to do it (the whole reversal, back-to-where-you-started thing) in just one movie made the whole thing even cooler. I wonder what they're going to do with T4?

I also really like Nick Stahl, though he was better in Carnivale, and I am an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. I don't like Claire Danes too much (as Nadia pointed out, she does too many roles in which she cries all the time) but I thought she did a pretty good constantly-freaked-out job in this role. I really missed Linda Hamilton in this one, though. She made the first two movies, didn't she?