I did not have high expect ions to REALLY like this film, frankly I was not thrilled with T2. Sometimes MORE is not better. The original film had something T2 never achieved - HEART. The focus in T2 was the special effects. For that it was superior to the smaller budget sleeper Terminator. But flash does not equate to substance, so in T2, I was like WOW - but is that all there is? I expected more of T2 flash in T3, and there is that. Buckle up, baby, it's about to get bumpy is a lot of the film. So it provided the flash. But T3 does something T2 did not, it tries to draw on it's roots of the first film, giving John connor something of his mother "who didn't ask for any of this" into his character. Nick Stahl does very well as making you believe he could be Sara Connor's son. Claire Danes does what she could with the role, but it's a bit limited to "screaming let me out". Kristanna Loken does well as the non-stoppable Female Terminator - but, hey I often wonder if machines really would be machines that look sexy? But, guess we are not supposed to worry about things like that. Arnold is very well toned, but his performance is same old same old. I has so many concerns, that I was surprised just how much I did enjoy it. Mind bubblegum, but great fun anyway.
Connor is now in his twenties - the great Apocalypse has not come about and he is a drifter going from place to place. Dane's Character Kate Brewster is a vet, planning on marriage and the daughter of the man responsible for pushing the button on the Sky Net Defence that permits the Machines to take over.
Connor breaks into her vet's office, but she catches him. But before the police arrive the Terminators arrive and it's non-stop action.
It's mindless fun, but good fun. So kick back and enjoy. The goodies on the DVD seems rather rushed and half-hearted. As with any time travel film: don't ask, just accept.