Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesTerminator 3: Rise of the Machines (commonly abbreviated T3) is a 2003 movie directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. It is the sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
In the absence of the previously scheduled Judgement Day, John Connor has gone from messiah to burn-out and is wandering aimlessly around Southern California. Unfortunately it seems the apocalypse was only postponed by his actions in the 2nd movie, and the Air Force has taken over the Skynet project where Cyberdyne left off. A new pair of Terminators are sent back to alternately kill and protect Connor and his future wife and resistance lieutenants.