"I'm now beginning to understand your appreciation of the genius of Schwarzenegger's performance in Terminator 2." -- urbaniak, mid-way through Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is the perfect expression of commerce trying, and failing, to overtake artistry. The makers of Terminator 3 felt that if they hit enough "Terminator-related plot points," presented in a new, interesting way and with a large enough budget, they would have another Terminator movie. But let's not delude ourselves: Terminator 3 is the work of skilled, talented professionals and Terminator 2 is the work of a great artist.