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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
It's nothing personal.
Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.
The quintessential sequel, the quintessential sci-fi actioner & one of the greatest films ever made, James Cameron’s sequel to his breakthrough classic is such a massive upgrade over its predecessor that it ends up decimating the 1984 original in all filmmaking departments with effortless ease, and remains one of the most influential, entertaining & breathtaking action extravaganzas to ever grace the silver screen.
A highly irresistible, pulse-pounding, high-octane, full-throttled & top-gear action spectacle that’s filled with some of the most dangerous, daring & heart-stopping stunts ever captured on the film celluloid, Terminator 2: Judgment Day is the perfect definition of a worthy sequel that presents its renowned director at the peak of his gifted talents, is the finest work of his illustrious career, and…
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a bigger film in every possible way compared to Cameron’s lean and mean original. It is ambitious, elaborately staged, obscenely expensive and a little bit flabby. It has a different, lighter energy to the relentless classic that preceded it as it expands on the universe and becomes a benchmark for practically every action blockbuster that followed in its monumental wake.
It is a sequel that has been reprogrammed, losing its meanness for spectacle and occasional comedy as Cameron plays with a whole new set of tools at his disposal. As a devoted fan of the lean lo-fi charms of The Terminator it is hard not to be slightly disappointed by this semi family friendly direction,…
F*ck me sideways! Wow what a good movie! How come i haven't seen this in all my 17 years of living on this earth!
Look at those special effects, such an improvement over the first one. Butt-naked Arnold as Model 101 enters the scene. Again. "You forgot to say please." Really? Run man, just run. Oh yeah! Nice bike. Damn, that grab and pull was fast! Sunglasses, of course. Arnie doesn't roll without sunglasses. Butt-naked Robert Patrick as T-1000 enters the scene. The cop uniform suits him well. The character introductions in this and The Terminator remind me of the way characters were introduced in For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Westerns are awesome. Edward Furlong as John Connor enters the scene acting all cool. Little brat. Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor enters the scene all sweaty,…
The Zenith of Cameron (or is that to come?), otherwise known as making every other director in the world annoyingly (but happily) state, "Ah fuck, how are we gonna compare to that shit?".
I don't think anything compares to Arnold Schwarzenegger shooting a massive magazine of bullets into the T-1000 at point blank range, or the T-1000 walking out of a mirage of fire in his liquid form, or Sarah Connor's nightmare, or that perfect opening sequence, or the Bad to The Bone needle-drop, or that scene where Arnold falls for the "too slow" high-five trick (Arnold's reaction is hysterical), or that scene when THAT THUMB GOES UP. GODDAMMIT CAMERON. THANK YOU FOR THIS.
Getting to watch Terminator 2 was far tougher than it should have been when it was released. In fact, for a while it seemed to be the film that didn't want me to see it and, when I did see it, the circumstances were not exactly comfortable.
1) So, me and my best friend decided we were going to mosey along to a pokey old cinema called Cine City in Withington, Manchester (I think it's a Sainsbury's now). There were only about 6 people in. He had already seen it before. Two drunk blokes walked in. One of them jokingly asked if they could have some of the Milky Bar I'd bought. I nervously declined. They laughed. My best mate…
Sequel or remake? Who cares!
At least this time James Cameron decided to make the point of the film extremely clear by having the narrator verbalise the moral of the story: at the very least, I wasn't left guessing.
Alternative subtitle: Memoirs of the Cold War Survivors.
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. - IMDb
There once was a time when I absolutely loved Terminator 2: Judgement Day and it was possibly my favourite movie at one point too.
Now, I think that's it's been equalled by it's predecessor, The Terminator. On this watch, T2 seemed quite dated. While it was a front runner for it's CGI, these days it's pretty raw, through no fault of it's own.
If I had have seen it for the first time today, it probably wouldn't have been that good for me, but since I was a growing boy of 11 years of age at the time I first saw it, it'll always hold some significance to me.
I can't actually type anything that isn't screaming because I love this movie so much
This is a movie I absolutely love!
There are no problems with this movie because Arnold Schwarzenegger is in it.
James Cameron can make 80 Avatar sequels if he wants; he made this.
This was my favourite film when I was a kid despite it scaring the life out of me. I hadn't watched it in years until yesterday and let me tell you, it surprisingly did not disappoint. It was so wonderful to appreciate the film now that I'm older. The first chunk of the film is just the best.
There's no fate but what we make for ourselves.
There are very few films that I would consider to be perfect. But this is one of them.
The only movie that James Cameron has ever made that would ever come close to this one is The Terminator (1984). Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) has it all. Great performances (Arnold is fantastic as the emotionless robot), great characters, awesome storyline, and great action. It shows that blockbuster action movies can be movies too. If only they could all be like this.
A stupendously good film, takes everything that made the first film great and ramps everything up to level 11.
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