This is a solid alternative to a significantly dated and flawed movie. Terminators act like their function dictates they should, cornier jokes and callbacks are omitted. It's not a movie I tend to reflect on with much fondness (even though, gullible me, I saw it twice in theatres), but this is an edit Antman can reflect on with pride as it manages to become T3's "Salvation". This is his edit's judgement day, and it is spared a dark fa...(ok, I'm stop with the lousy title puns now)
As said in this Podcast episode: https://youtu.be/djrZ2RE1gM4
The editing is solid. A+.
This for me fixes Terminator 3. Does it make it perfect? Of course not but it makes it closer in tone to the first two and makes the overall story much better. Cuts down on most of the cheese and makes the Terminators act more like well Terminators. Also helps make John less of a clueless dumb ass.
Should also be noted the copy I got had a borked 5.1 track where the center channel was in the back.... I had to re-encode with Handbrake as a flat Stereo track. Not even Pro-Logic would fix this issue.
If you didn't like T3, you might like this. If you already liked T3 you'll probably love this. I say check it out.
I haven't seen the original version since the last Terminator came out, so I don't remember it all that much. I intentionally didn't read the cutlist as well.
What I saw was incredible. It's a completely different film altogether that stands up next to the first two. All the terrible dialogue, jokes have been seamlessly removed and minor continuity errors removed. I didn't notice a single edit anywhere.
Removing most of the Terminators' lines have made them more terrifying than before, they don't say a single word to each other the whole film, inline with the previous 2 films. Also taking out the short conversation with John asking about "Hasta la vista baby" makes him seem like he's just used to time-travelling robots at this point, a nice change.
Overall, a vast improvement over the original. This forever replaces the Rise of the Machines DVD sitting on my shelf.
Again Uncanny Antman knocks it out the park with this fanedit, almost all of the cheesy corny lines have been edited out from this movie,the T1000 acting like a woman GONE,the T800 and T1000 are now acting more like how the terminators acted in the previous movies. this version takes a movie that was packed with boob jokes,gay jokes and time travelling errors and turns it into highly enjoyable cat and mouse chase movie.