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Feature: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
The Irresistible Rise of
Itís been almost 20 years since the Sci-Fi classic The Terminator was released. Perhaps his most identifiable character, Arnold Schwarzenegger portrayed a lethal cyborg, sent by a computer called Skynet into the past to rewrite History and kill one Sarah Connor, ensuring that her unborn son, John Connor, would not survive to lead the renaissance movement against the machines. In the sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 10 year-old John Conner is targeted again for annihilation by Skynet, sending their most sophisticated cyborg, the T-100, a plot thatís foiled by a reprogrammed Terminator sent by the resistance. Now, in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Connor (Nick Stahl) is 22, has no home, no credit cards, no job, no record of his existence Ė no way he can be traced by Skynet. But out of the future steps the TX (Kristanna Loken), Skynetís most lethal cyborg to date. With only three hours between Connor and the end of the world, his only hope for survival is a replica of the Terminator; Connorís former would-be assassin.
Schwarzenegger eagerly says that The Terminator made him a star, and that Terminator 2 made him a superstar. The franchise has accumulated $550 million at the box office, and the actor is thrilled to return to the role that sent his career into the stratosphere.
So whatís new with the character for you this time around?
Why didnít James Cameron direct this sequel?
Since Cameron wasnít available, what were you looking for in a director?
by Judy Sloane
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