Ranking The Terminator Films And Shows From Worst To Best

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The Terminator has spawned an entire entertainment franchise, one that includes films, TV series, and now-defunct amusement park attractions. But, as with any franchise out there, not all installments are created equal. Here's how the films and shows stack up, from worst to best. The Terminator franchise had already put out two immensely successful releases by 2003, when Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines came out. It marked the first film without any involvement from series creator James Cameron. It shows. Rise of the Machines is all style and zero substance, one of those films that throws everything that worked from its predecessors at the wall and winds up making a giant mess with it. The chases are bigger, but definitely not better. Somehow, more explosions happen than in either previous movie, but they don't seem to be there for any reason other than someone decided it was a Terminator movie, and Terminator movies need explosions. Rise of the Machines is basically the same movie as Judgment Day, only with a female Terminator chasing after John Connor while Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 attempts to protect him. Just prior to the release of 2009's Terminator Salvation, Machinima released this tie-in web series. Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series takes place in 2016, two years prior to the events of Salvation the movie, and it centers on Blair Williams as she sets out on a mission to hunt down "the Ghost," a hacker who’s interfering with Resistance communications. If you can get past the mediocre effects, The Machinima Series manages to be a pretty entertaining series. It doesn't add anything or take away from the franchise, the story doesn't affect the greater Skynet threat in the long run, but it gets points for creativity. And out of all the Terminator films, the fact that Salvation managed to be the one to get its own offshoot web series as a marketing ploy is pretty daring. Keep watching the video to see we are ranking The Terminator films...