Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
Thursday, 7mate, 8.30pm, M (2003) Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to his signature cybernetic role and is at his brawny best, given a well-chosen supporting cast to play off. Arnie’s cyborg killing machine is sent from the future to protect the would-be leader of the human resistance, John Connor (Nick Stahl), from the attentions of the sexy and lethal Terminatrix (Kristanna Loken, pictured). Along for the bruising ride is Claire Danes, a vet who proves to be rather handy with a Kalashnikov and who’s a highly effective foil for Arnie. Taking over directorial duties from James Cameron, Jonathan Mostow (U-571) offers a tight, entertaining action fest that isn’t averse to playing the selfparody card.