Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Corrected entry: When trying to escape, Kate is thrown several feet from her car by the T-X. Surprisingly after such force, her cell phone still manages to survive the impact (which she later uses to call for help).

Correction: A cell phone could survive the force easily especially if it is padded by Kate's clothes.

Corrected entry: How does Arnie hold up the blast door? He has one hand holding the TX from going through and another busy trying to take out his fuel cell. How does he keep the blast doors up if he only has two hands?

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Correction: When he initially stopped it from coming down, you can see that th gears screech, spark and jam. He successfully managed to break the gears, so the blast doors were jammed in that position.

Corrected entry: Before we get to learn that Catherine is the T-850's master, he never obeys any of her commands and answers all of John's questions, but only after T-850 explains that Catherine is his master, he starts to behave like her lapdog and refuses to answer any of John's questions. Why the sudden change of behaviour?

Correction: She never gave him any commands he could obey. Like when she said "Drop dead", he said "I am unable to comply." And the T-850 could answer most of John's questions, just not any about the future. Once it was revealed that Kate could control him, she made better use of her commands.

Corrected entry: When Arnold shot the rocket propelled grenade at the T-X from the front seat of the hearse, Kate was standing a few yards behind the RPG launcher in what is called the "back-blast area". She should have sustained major burn and blast injuries when the weapon was fired.

Correction: The back of the RPG Launcher was tilted down a little so the back blast area was facing the ground in front of Kate not directly at her.

Corrected entry: Whenever they show a landscape littered with human bones there are always, literally, a million skulls, but no other bones from the human body.


Correction: Wrong. During the underwater scene near the beginning of the film, you can make out ribcages and other body parts lying around. The skulls are just on top of the heaps, so to speak.

Corrected entry: If the war against the machines occurs all around the world, then why is everybody celebrating the victory against the machines around a US flag? Were all the survivors from the United States? Didn't the world unite to fight the machines?

Correction: Probably, but the scene takes place in the US, so it's hardly surprising.

Corrected entry: As the machines become "aware," dozens of unmanned tanks and hovercraft swamp the whole military facility, killing everything that moves. Then how on earth do John and Catherine manage to fly their single-engined prop plane out of there without getting shot down?

Correction: The hangar was clear of all danger. The machines had moved on to other parts of the base.

Corrected entry: When Arnie is swiped off the end of the crane, we see it blowing in the wind as the crane speeds down the road. This particular part of the crane weighs several hundred lbs. and should not be blowing in the wind.

Sol Parker

Correction: It wasn't blowing in the wind. It was swinging with momentum after it collided with the fire truck.

Corrected entry: It has been mentioned that it is ludicrous that the TX could control vehicles remotely. But as the movie established she could do this, no matter how implausible, why didn't she make better use of this talent? During the big highway chase sequence, for example, why didn't she cause some of the many cars they passed to drive in front of John Connor and prevent his escape?

Correction: The TX couldn't control just any old machine. She needed to stick her long sharp finger probe into it's mechanics and/or electronics to gain control.

Corrected entry: When John Connor takes the Toyota Tundra from the veterinary clinic and is speeding through town, he crashes into the back of somebody's car and the air bag in the Toyota doesn't deploy.


Correction: The air bag could have been disabled by Catherine or any other owner, as many people have done because of injuries sustained in accidents from air bags, and/or, because there was a pregnant driver at one time.

Corrected entry: The Terminator makes a big deal about saving John and Katherine so they can stop the machines, but, what about finding and protecting Kyle Reese? The future would be kinda screwed if John's father wasn't alive to be sent back in time. It's got nothing to do with him being born after the war, because John wasn't born until 1985 but that didn't stop the machines trying to kill his mother. Reese was also one of John's lieutenants. So, regardless of whether or not the Machines knew he was John's father, the fact that John's lieutenants are being killed off should make it somewhat of a priority to make sure that Reese is found and protected.

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Correction: Reese was never one of John's LT's, he was a sergeant - he says so after rescues Sarah in tech noir in the car: "Reese, Sergeant/Tech-Com, DN38416".

Corrected entry: When the T-800 starts listing the names of people the T-X was sent back to kill, it lists them alphabetically. He lists "Brewster, Robert" yet doesn't list "Brewster, Katherine", when the T-X was obviously sent to kill her too.

Correction: Katherine knows the TX is after her. They asked the T-800 who else the TX was after, so he had no reason to tell Katherine that it was after her.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Terminatrix pretends to be Claire Danes, she gets shot by the Terminator, and regular, human, bloody bullet holes appear. Every other time the Terminatrix is shot, you see shiny silver holes that are made in her liquid metal exterior.

Correction: She wants the father to believe that the T-800 has killed his daughter.

Corrected entry: Why can't the TX catch John and Catherine when they are running in the particle accelerator but she can catch up with a hearse while running through the woods?

Correction: She took a shortcut getting to the hearse.

Corrected entry: All throughout the movie, we see that both the T-850 and the T-X are 1-2 ton killing machines (as evident by many a fight scene). So why is that when they get in and out of vehicles (i.e. the motorcycle, the hearse, etc.) the shocks on the cars don't respond to such a high amount of strain. Surely the police motorcycle, especially, couldn't sustain such an amount of weight, and if so, it certainly wouldn't be able to get to top speed as easily as it did in the chase scene with the crane.

Correction: The only thing that is made evident in the fight scenes is that they are both powerful machines and that they are nearly indestructible. More than likely they weigh around 500 pounds or less which would be about double a person of the T-800's size and would not noticeably affect the vehicles suspension.

Corrected entry: The windows in the vet truck would have been shattered (or at least cracked) after being hit numerous times by police cruisers and running into various objects.

Correction: Not necessarily, the Tundra is quite a bit taller than a police car.

Sol Parker

Corrected entry: During the scene in Catherine's hospital, the TX determines that John Connor has been there recently by tasting some of his blood and matching the DNA. This raises the question of how did the machines manage to get a sample of John's blood in the first place? And even if they did somehow manage, since John was not considered a target why would they bother giving her the data for his blood?

Correction: They could have swiped the blood from the battlefield in the future. It would be easy. Also, John Connor was her primary target. She was sent to destroy others in case she could not find him.


Corrected entry: When the TX is driving the crane, the Terminator takes over the winch and drops it through a sewer grate, causing it to literally pull through the road after the truck. Yet, at the same time the rope is unwinding off the winch. Why would a rope continuously unwinding start to tear through solid road? Furthermore, why does it only stop tearing through when the rope reaches the end of the winch and cause the crane to fold in on itself?

Correction: The truck is traveling at a high speed. The winch unwinds slowly, thus the truck's speed causes the rope to snag and start to tear. When the rope reaches its end, it causes the crane to jerk down far enough to crash into the ground.

Corrected entry: When Catherine is escaping from the female terminator she runs out the front door of the animal hospital without unlocking it. She locked it when the woman came in with her cat Hercules.


Correction: It's pretty obvious that the T-X isn't the most courteous of machines...more than likely she just pushed the door open, breaking the hinge and the lock right off.

Corrected entry: Exactly how does the T-850 know Sarah Conner was cremated and guns put in her casket? John Conner didn't know where she was buried, and Kate never met her. Did the Mexicans find John later and tell him? Or did Kate program the T-850 based on what he said at the cemetery? If it's the latter, this creates a causality loop, because the only way anyone knows about the weapons is the T-850. But if the T-850 was programmed based on Kate's previous experience with it, then older Kate knows the T-850 helped them go to the Skynet lab, which led to them being sent to the shelter. So then why doesn't T-850 just take them to Skynet to begin with, instead of arguing that he is going to take them to safety?

Correction: The T-850 says that Sarah Connor's will specified that weapons be placed in her grave site for John, and her ashes scattered into the sea. It is quite likely that, even though almost all records of Sarah Connor were lost in the war (as revealed in Terminator 1), Sarah Connor's will is among some of the very limited information that Skynet had on Sarah Connor. Being that it does not have any revealing information other than where the weapons are located, it is not a crucial piece of information and was ignored, but the T-850 was able to make use of it. We also learn that Catherine's father was going to create Skynet all along, which means that Cyberdyne was only an alternate timeline because the Terminator pieces were found and Cyberdyne started work on it. It would have happened anyway, which means that it is also possible that Catherine, knowing all this, gave the Terminator that information.

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Continuity mistake: When John and Catherine are in the hangar at the runway, the Cessna's tail number is N3035C. When the plane is shown in the air, the number is N3973F. When they land, the tail number has changed back to N3035C. (01:22:25 - 01:25:50)

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Question: Why did John Connor program the Terminator to only obey Catherine's orders? Since he is the boss wouldn't he make it so the Terminator would obey his orders?

Answer: He didn't program the Terminator, she did - remember, John is dead, successfully eliminated by that very Terminator. As to why she didn't program the Terminator to obey both of them, that's an open question - possibly she needed to supply a voiceprint which obviously couldn't be obtained from the deceased John (which would also explain why the Terminator in T2 appeared to only be programmed to obey John, not both John and his mother). Alternatively, it's plausible that the Terminators can only be programmed to obey one individual, in order to prevent problems in the case of conflicting orders.

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