It was Arnold Schwarzenegger that had ALL the input on who was casted in the film, the director, etc.
Schwarzenegger also could decide who worked with him. The contract "pre-approval" clause gave him choice of not only the director (Jonathan Mostow) and the principal cast, but also his hairdresser (Peter Toothbal), his makeup man (Jeff Dawn), his driver (Howard Valesco), his stand-in (Dieter Rauter), his stunt double (Billy Lucas), the unit publicist (Sheryl Merin), his personal physician (Dr. Graham Waring), and his cook (Steve Hunter).
well u 571 was not directed bad at all... he is talented.. but i just dont think he was good enough for t3
the screenplay was bad definately. but you have to admit the ending was well done, it showed the rise of the machines.. and also HOW john connor became the leader of the resistance.. or you can say how john connor started to become a leader. haven't you always wondered how on earth this kid became a leader.. even in t2 when he was this disfunctional kid always partying not caring about school and all. i think the ending was the thing that made me respect t3 to some extent. does any1else here agree?
The ending was definitly good, the problem was that the story that was told just didn't work with the ending. Huge, almost arbitrary action movie plus dramatic meaningful ending a good movie does not make.