Although I didn't mind the original version, it didn't hold the same value to me compared to the first two which are in my top 10 movies of all time. Uncanny Antman has turned a good movie in my eyes into an even better movie as it feels more like the other two movies with the edits that have been made especially the terminator having minimal dialogue which makes it more intimidating and terrifying than before and more how a terminator should act.
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.
As far as edits go, this is a nearly flawless one and fixes the movie wholly. That's not to say it's on par with T1 or T2, but it's a solid entry into the series now. If I had to rate the movie itself after the edit, it's a solid 7/10, which is a pretty big leap from the 5/10 I originally gave it. Unfortunately with weak films it's not exactly possible to fix everything wrong with them as some elements are necessary tot he story and if they're originally films in a hokey way, that hokeyness will remain. Also a lot of the CGI in this film was kind of poorly done (no fault of the edit), so there are just some natural weak points here.
Ultimately, if you had any hopes of T3 being redeemed, this is it. It's an excellent edit and makes the film actually good. It's a shame there's no HD option though.