Before they died, my parents told me
stories of how the world once was.
What it was like long before I was born.
Before the war with the machines.
They remembered a green world,
vast and beautiful.
Filled with laughter
and hope for the future.
But it's a world I never knew.
By the time I was born, all this was gone.
a computer program designed to automate missile defense.
It was supposed to protect us, but that's not what happened.
On August 29, 1997,
Skynet woke up.
It decided all humanity was a threat to its existence.
It used our own bombs against us.
Three billion people died in the nuclear fire.
Survivors called it Judgment Day.
People lived like rats in the shadows.
躲躲藏藏 忍♥饥挨饿 甚至
Hiding, starving or, worse,
captured and put into camps for extermination.
I was born after Judgment Day,
into a broken world
ruled by the machines.
The worst were infiltration units designed to pass for human.
We called them terminators.
It's okay, boy.
Are there others down here?
And then one man found me.
is John Connor.
And he changed everything.
John showed us how to fight back.
How to rise up.
He freed prisoners.
Taught us how to smash the machines to scrap.
People whisper about John,
wonder how he can know the things he does.
They use words like "Prophet."
But John is more.
We're here because tonight,
he's going to lead us to crush Skynet.
Sir? Request to join the Colorado offensive.
I need you with me, Reese.
We're talking about the complete destruction of Skynet, sir.
The Colorado unit will succeed.
The machines will fall tonight.
But right here, the Los Angeles assault
is just as important, maybe more.
More important than destroying the Skynet's central core?
John, I don't understand
why you're leading an attack on a work camp.
Because the camp is a camouflage.
Inside the camp is a hangar.
Beneath that hangar Skynet has hidden its final weapon.
When Skynet realizes it has lost,
it will deploy that weapon to ensure its own survival.
We take it tonight, or there is no tomorrow.
Then we'll take it.
You're my right hand, Reese,
and I've never thanked you for it.
You don't need to.
You gave us all a future, John.
I'm gonna use mine.
When this is all over,
I'm gonna find my parents' house.
Use my hands for something other than killing.
How about you?
A cold beer would be good.
- That's some pretty big plans. - Yeah.
Yeah, I guess I don't think about it too much.
I can see that.
Well, I figure, whatever happens,
it's got to be better than this.
So many of us have died to get here.
I want you to know, Kyle,
if there was another way, I would have taken it.
We're moving out.
The machine thinks
that we cannot win!
The machine thinks that we will not
strike at the very heart of Skynet!
Yet, here we stand
on the precipice of the final battle.
If we die tonight,
mankind dies with us.
I look at each of you,
and I see the marks of this long and terrible war.
Activate model 101.
For our children,
our children's children,
so they will not carry these marks.
But they will know who we are
and what we did.
That we did not bow down! We did not give in!
We rose up, at this moment,
at this hour,
willing to sacrifice everything
so that they can live in freedom!
On this night,
we take back our world!
They're using the weapon!
We've got to get to the hangar.
You want me, I'm right here!
Colorado unit's reporting in.
Skynet's central core is down.
Repeat, Skynet has been destroyed.
John was right.
The Colorado unit succeeded,
and the machines fell.
But it was too late.
We found it, sir,
right where you said it would be.
What is that thing?
It's the first tactical time weapon. Skynet just used it.
What the hell?
We'll need 15 minutes to ready the machine, sir.
We're running coordinates,
we should have them for you momentarily.