All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
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!
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…
I read once about how back in the 30s and 40s MGM executives would show Buster Keaton's The Cameraman to every comedy screenwriter and director on the lot, saying "this is what we want," and getting a steady stream of quasi-Cameraman remakes (including, for example, Night at the Opera) for their trouble. Now as far as I know, the filmmakers behind the current wave of scifi blockbusters aren't using Terminator 2 as a direct reference point, but they might as well be.
But why is this so much more effective than 99% of the movies in its wake? Especially when it has so many of the necessary evils of this kind of movie, like dopey catchphrases and music video tie-ins?…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day begins with the anticipation of the same formula as the original, and then proceeds to deconstruct everything that you thought you knew going in. Changing expectation with any sequel is one thing, but it’s always difficult to create one that evolves the story naturally without feeling like a mere extension – and this is one of the greatest examples of it done faultlessly.
The original cast are back, but under different circumstances. Schwarzenegger is no longer the destroyer but the protector, a spectacular subversion that places him as both guardian and father figure to the young John Connor (Pitched perfectly by Furlong). The emotional bond that…
One of the main definitions of a sequel that is considered better than the original. Revolutionary special effects for its time, and they still hold up today, Bad ass one liners from Schwarzenegger and great human characters as well it's no wonder why people love T2.
Very impressive effects for its day. Too bad there's not an effect to reduce the irritability of child actors.
Cheesier and less grim than its predecessor, yet it ejaculates charm in every shot. You just can't be bored by it.
Loved this movie. In my opinion it is even better than the first one.
pure action/sci-fi, just technically awesome and well-acted if super long (though it didn't feel as long as it was, even though i watched the director's cut)
sarah connor is such a good character and linda hamilton is a fantastic physical actor (john connor is super annoying but i guess that's the character)
great job arnold
the terminator movies also affirm my very real fear of ais
It's good. Long, but good.
When Terminator 2 is an action film it's pretty much as good as the genre gets. In terms of its sci-fi, the liquid metal terminator is one the coolest creations in movies. Why not a perfect score? ... I don't know? I guess the kid annoys me sometimes.
A completely different movie to the first which is still the best. This is superior in all special effects and even the story. It begins the slide of Arnie becoming a cuddly robot however.
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