||July 2, 2003
||Quick-cut title-splash, "In
a world", outrunning the fireball
||Futuristic terminators with guns,
machine guns, nuclear missile, T-X, Arnold, helicopter, pump-action
shotgun, wrapping legs of constriction, the machines, robotic
gunship, wide load
|"In a world where..."
"Imagine a world of permanent darkness..."
||40% (Conflicted Arnold)
||80% (Machines taking over the world)
The two previous trailers for Terminator 3 were disappointing.
They made the movie look like Terminator 2, but with a beautiful
woman as the villain and John Connor a few years older. After the
first two films geeks were expecting a bit more. This trailer hints
that T3 may have a hope of delivering.
The opening few moments had me flashing back to the Spider-man trailer
with Tobey Maguire doing the voiceover. This time, however, it's
John Connor describing some pretty depressing news to Claire Danes.
"The life you know, the stuff you take for granted, it's not
going to last," says Connor. At first you think he's talking
about Danes' career, but we learn that he's talking about "the
end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine."
This time, instead of futuristic visions of the end of the world,
we're actually going to witness it. The machines are taking over.
Once again, Arnold is sent back as John's protector. You would think
they'd get tired of sending this guy back, but probably not for one
more movie. There's a twist revealed in the trailer. The uber-cyborg
T-X is too advanced for Arnold and corrupted his internal system.
Now, the savior of John Connor could be his killer.
As a bit of an interlude here I'm wondering if they could actually
have a Terminator movie without Arnold. He's been the franchise all
along, but what says that someone else can't play the cyborg protector
in Terminator 4 or 5? Maybe a Vin Diesel or Colin Farrell
and the Eyebrow of Power.
Arnold's naked entrance
Anyway, Clair Danes spends a lot of time looking scared, and I can only
hope they're trying to lower expectations of her acting skills in this
trailer. Otherwise, we'll be wishing thoughout the whole movie that she
had been consumed by the nuclear blast.
The T-X looks "very advanced" in her red leather (if it's
not actually leather I'm sure a reader will inform me). I'm not sure
how they're going to kill the T-X, whether it be freezing, burning in
lava, or maybe a nuclear explosion. Then again, maybe they don't kill
her. The trailer does end on an ominous note, with the conflicted Arnold
proclaiming that his desire to save John Connor is irrelevant because
he is a machine. Maybe, John Connor actually dies in this one and the
next movie is just The Matrix Preloaded.
T-X shows why she's the popular
cyborg at all the Sigma Chi parties.
I do hope the movie ends on an ominous note much like Empire Strikes
Back. With time travel anything can be fixed, so Connor can actually
die and be resurrected somehow. We can only hope that it's all not
just a dream.
Conclusion on Trailer: Definitely worth watch. If you were disappointed
by the first two trailers, then make a point to see this one, so you
can get geeked about T3.
Conclusion on Movie: It should be a fun movie to watch. The absence
of Director James Cameron causes some concern, but they can't screw it
up that much, can they? Forget I said that.
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