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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.
James Cameron proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is not a one trick pony with the release of Aliens and one of the greatest sequel's in cinematic history! Throw in startling twists and turns, extravagant groundbreaking special effects, increase everything by 10 fold and you've got audiences clamoring for theater tickets!
Normally I dread child stars with big roles in films because they can be exceptionally annoying or come off fake as all get out! Edward Furlong on the other hand was pitch perfect in the role of a young John Connor!
Not a lean mean fighting machine like its predecessor but then again we are talking about two very different cinematic creatures! It would be like comparing apples to oranges! Both films in my not so humble opinion are equally impressive for differing reasons!
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,…
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,…
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!
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…
After experiencing Fury Road recently, I felt like I should revisit what is (maybe) my favorite action movie of all time. Arnold walking out of the elevator, much to the shock of Sarah Connor, will always make my heart race.
The very definition of action. Look how miraculously jCameron has crafted and directed this masterpiece. Arnold's acting is just exceptional. Look at how flawlessly he potrays a lovable vhero.
Fantastic sequel even better than the first one and probably one of the best films made Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the terminator but this time he is sent to protect John Connor instead of killing him great story and great special effects also amazing acting and directing
imposible recuperar la sensación de verla por primera vez y no saber cuál de los enviados del futuro venía a salvar a john. toda esa primera parte está construida con una simetría muy elegante, paralela, engañosa y también sumamente divertida. las sospechas se cargaban hacia el primer terminator, obviamente. fue hace tantos años que ya no recuerdo: ¿había spóilers? ¿se sabía que schwarzenegger era el "bueno"? sí recuerdo que hubo un fangoria que le dedicó la nota de portada a terminator 2 antes del estreno (arnold meets his match!) pero ¿se habrán guardado la sorpresa? eso ya no lo recuerdo.
qué gran película.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Can we start by pointing out a HUGE mistake that THE BOOK makes in it's assessment of this movie? It says that Michael Biehn's character in the original movie IS John Connor! Umm no. Seriously, I haven't read the newest edition of THE BOOK, but lets hope they fixed a lot of the errors, because there were a lot to fix. It's as if the writers hadn't seen the movies in forever and were trying to recall them from memory. Oh well...
Let's start with the bad and segue into the good, shall we. First of all, I hated how much the T-800/Schwarzenegger tried to resemble a human here. He shouldn't be standing around wondering why John Connor is crying…
One of my favorite bloggers, Jack Graham, calls sci-fi the reiteration of myth and legend in the age of technology. That's basically Terminator 2.
Terminator 2 brings our boring screwed up lives into an epic apocalypse. The phenomenal claustrophobia of the first movie is exchanged here for a far bigger story (don't ask me which I prefer, shut up). The noirish blues and blacks of T1 is exchanged for a much brighter and diverse set of lighting, emphasizing more the reality of the situation.
After the hell Sarah Connor experiences in movie 1, shit gets real. Her son is in danger and has to grow up, Arnold is now their hero, and they're put up against one of the most…
James Cameron is always the director who pushes the limits of technology in film making as testament of the revolutionary CG used in the making of this movie which still look very slick and contemporary, 24 years after its release.
However taking into account of the 5 films he would be renowned for, the 2 "Terminators", "Aliens", "Titanic" and "Avatar", his way of storytelling and ability to draw visceral response from the audience is truly belonging to the upper echelon of film makers as well.
After giving a sequel that could rival the original film with the "Alien" franchise, he definitely hit another home run with the sequel for "The Terminator" which certainly intrigued fans of the first film and…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“The future is not set.”
Six years allowed Cameron and Arnie to grow into established house hold names and allowed cinematic technology to progress far enough for Cameron to make the Terminator film he always wanted to make. It had a budget of 94 million US which would be considered an insane budget today so when you imagine it in the context of this film being twenty five years old then it starts to feel nauseating. Then again the pioneering special effects featured in T2 practically paved the way for how films were going to be made going forwards, so it may be seen as a worthwhile investment.
While purists go red in the face at the thought of it…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!