Set after the events in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
This is a special feature that you can view on the second of the 2 discs of the DVD of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Well, technically, that should be "several", not "a". And if you want to be get really pedantic, a little of this bunch allows for a little interactivity, also. I'll get last-mentioned out of the way immediately: It's called "make your own effect", and it's essentially two sequences where you can switch certain animated elements on or off. That's it. The rest are featurettes on the various scenes that had FX work done on them. I count it to come to about 47 minutes, not counting any time spent on the "game". They go into moderate detail, and through interviews and footage of the actual producing, they tell the audience how they did the specific things, be it stunts, CGI or miniatures. If you're interested in knowing, this does a fine enough job. I can't claim that it ever drew me in... and its rigid and unvaried setup, with having the display of "choosing the method" can get tiresome to look at, in particular in the couple of areas where we can easily figure out what they used. All in all, this is a reasonable enough collection, and I can't quite claim I understand the amount of votes of no more than 1(!). I recommend this to those who watched the film(so as to avoid spoilers) and would like to know how they did the convincing... or even the few that aren't... bits of movie magic. 5/10
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