And why the third movie is canon for me.
The movies, the TV show–Sarah’s mission to prevent the war from happening makes no sense. Well, it makes perfect sense if you’re trying to stop a war. But if you’re trying to build a better future for your son John Connor? It makes no sense at all. If there’s no war, there’s no reason for Kyle Reese to go back in time (and no opportunity), and John will never exist.
They bit the bullet and started the war in the third movie. I respect that.
I’m kind of disappointed that they didn’t keep Cameron malfunctioning. That would have made an excellent seasonal arc, having to fight an enemy who knows *everything* about you. It was a real cheat that she seems to get fixed without any effort on their part. I hope there’s some reason for that little plot diversion.
Also annoying? That the head of this company developing the A.I. is a killer terminator from the future. I was really hoping she’d be an ambitious contemporary human, which is part of the point of the Terminator series: that we brought this on ourselves.