Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (also known as T3) is a 2003 science fiction action film and the third installment in the Terminator film series, directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. In the film, Skynet sends a Terminator, the T-X (Loken), back in time to ensure the rise of machines by killing top members of the future human resistance, which will be led by John Connor (Stahl). Among the T-X's targets is John's future wife Kate Brewster (Danes), but not John himself, as his whereabouts are unknown to Skynet. John's life is placed in danger when the T-X finds him. The Resistance has also sent their own Terminator (Schwarzenegger) back in time to protect John and Kate.
Ten years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, John Connor has been living off-the-grid in Los Angeles following the death of his mother, Sarah Connor. Although a war between humans and Skynet's machines did not begin in 1997, as foretold, John still fears it. Unable to locate John in the past, Skynet sends a new Terminator model, the T-X, back in time to John's present time period to instead kill other top members of the future Human Resistance, thereby ensuring Skynet's rise. The Resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator (a T-101 referred to as the "Terminator") to protect the T-X's targets, including John and his future wife, Kate Brewster.