T3 was a surprisngly lightweight film that felt like a spoof for much of it, but which had a phenomanlly dark ending. T4 was just terrible. Until sucker Punch I'd never seen a film feature so many explosions yet be so dull!
I'm amazed anyone dislikes NuTrek, I thought it was brilliant.
The only thing I didn't like about T3 was the stupidity of the T-X (the T-1000 came across as FAR more intelligent), and the Skynet/Virus story. When I saw it in theaters it just missed something. A Wargames kind of back and forth with humans and Skynet before the war starts. In T2, Arnold explains that Skynet became self aware, and that because of that people panicked and tried to pull the plug, and because of that Skynet started to defend
itself. That was the tragic element that got completely lost in T3.