Terminator 3 has decent action and effects and it also has its moments such as the ending that is the reason why this movie has 2.5 stars. However, much of the entertainment value that came out of the first two movies is lost. Ahnuld doesn't feel quite as convincing as he was in the first two films. Also, Mr. Director Who Isn't James Cameron, why couldn't you cast the kid from the T2 to play John Connor. That movie was released in 1991, this movie was released in 2003, you had no excuse. After seeing the alternate ending for T2, I wish they could've left that one in the final film so that we wouldn't have to worry about more sequels. Even Linda Hamilton believed that her story arc was complete in the last movie so she decided not to reprise her role. The effects and CG, while not entirely bad, can also look crappy with a slight sense of overreliance because the director apparently believed that the CG was the sole reason people loved T2. I know I complained about the bad special effects in T1 but, at least if the endoskeletons were stop-motion, they would feel unsettling. And the camp, oh my God, the campy tone. It's not as bad as Batman & Robin but jokes and "funny" dialogue end up feeling horribly out of place. While the first two movies did have some funny moments, they were usually few and far between. While I didn't entirely hate T3 for what it was worth, the lack of reason for it to exist and the overwhelming, if still somewhat awesome, action make the movie feel more like a 100-minute-long chase scene rather than an actual sequel to the good yet overrated first movie and its amazing + superior sequel.