Lucas' Review of Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines
This one is ranked rather high in the list of "most useless sequels ever." Still, it's quite entertaining. Just don't try to rationalize it, it's a futile enterprise. It's like trying to talk sense into Hollywood producers to convince them not to finance pointless sequels just for cash (Alien 3 and (oh my god...) 4, anyone!?). And the acting is crap, that killer blonde robot manages to out-ridicule Arnold. But Arnold's goofiness works, because he's a freaking big guy with mechanic, funny, robotic manners; her, she's supposed to be a superior fucking model. I mean, can't they make a terminator that has facial expressions, and speaks normally? Also the action sequences bored the hell out of me, and Matrix sequels came out the same year, so don't go all paradigmatic on me. But it still entertains, so fuck it. Three stars, and the following sequel was better.