Personally I liked T3 enough because of the ending.
They had a big chance to start a whole new trilogy with Salvation and blew it. That movie should have started after the bombs were dropped showing John building his legendary status, and through the trilogy, we see the growth of the resistance, then finally end with him sending his father back in time at the end of the third movie. Instead, we got that turd where Sam Worthington was a quasi-terminator who gives his heart to John or something. After that the dang thing went off the rails and there is no coming back.
T3 had a genius ending.
Salvation is where the series jumped the shark. They got everything wrong, except for the T800.
They should send one back to terminate McG's mom.
the ending was good but the execution and buildup to it weren't.
also how do you top Arnie in t1 as the scary guy then Robert Patricks performance. By doing a terminator boob joke in the first 5 mins? Theres just way too many ridiculous set pieces in that film
I found both terminators in t3 to be pg13 jokes that don't belong here.
Not only that, they were waaaay out of character, repeatedly behaving like humans for no good reason (ie, why would she ever have that silly orgasmic reaction tasting John's blood?)
I forced myself into liking T3 when it came out, much like with the Star Wars prequels, but over the years I stop kidding myself. It's pretty bad. It's very cartoony.
I used to dislike Salvation, but it's probably my favorite from the ones that don't count now.