Wow.Great thread. If James Cameron helmed T3 it would have been absolutely epic. It possibly would've been another milestone in Sci-Action movies like T2 was.
Don't get me wrong, i enjoy T3 for what it is;a respectable summer action movie.It's just that it isn't a James Cameron film. And i can see that every time i watch it.However i think Jonathan Mostow did a competent job. He had some pretty big shoes to fill plus the masterpiece that is Terminator 2 to follow up.Mostow will have had intense pressure to recreate shots to pay homage to the previous classics.The style was well-established and well-known. He had very few options and followed the previous installments well with the material he was handed.What are your thoughts?Thanks
__________________ "Despite all the action of the Terminator movies, they were actually pretty high-minded. There was really a message there about the human condition, and Terminator 3 had no regard for human life whatsoever." - Linda Hamilton on T3
Me and my good friend Linda Hamilton:
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If James Cameron had directed T3 there wouldn't have been so many plot holes! in T2, John Connor was 10. in T3, they said he was 13 in T2. If he was 13, then it would be 1998 when T2 took place, which would be impossible because Judgement Day was supposed to be in 1997. i don't know why Mostow changed that.
I think T3 was pretty good besides all that. the plot made sense. It was a good continuation of the story. Jonathon Mostow did a very good job with it.
But I think that if James Cameron had directed it with the same plot and everything (minus the plot holes), it would have blown everyone away. seriously. it might have been better than T2 (if that's possible!)
Terminator 3....I am not happy with that movie. It surprised me lot.Rise of the machines is probably the weakest entry in another much-loved trilogy, but let's be honest, T3 was doomed from the day of the franchise creator James Cameron decided to take him out.
Sarah Conner would have been left floating on some wood in the ocean and the Terminator would have been left freezing in the water and looking at her until she pushes him into the deep, freezing abyss below.