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.
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!
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?…
One of the most watched films of my childhood -- had that VHS on endless rotation. You hear the first five snare hits of the theme song and you know you're in for a fucking ride. The T-1000 still spooks me out.
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.
The greatest action sequel of all time and just one of the greatest sequels of all time. It should be watched by every action fan and just fans of good movie in general.
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With the best third act in a film other than Jaws, T2: Judgement Day is possibly the best action- sci-fi movie ever made and definitely one of the best sequels ever made.
Ok, now... If Kyle gets sent back because of John ... and Kyle does Sarah ... and Sarah gets John ... Who now is the father of Kyle? Gotta hand it to a film that stars Arnold that guys like me enjoy it enough to think about it and ask such questions.
It's been said before, but this really is a great sequel and a great action movie.
Terminator 2 really takes what was good about the first film and tries to make it bigger and better, and it for the most part succeeds. The stunts and special effects are big, well done and entertaining as hell. It felt like they could have filmed any insane sequence that the screenplay threw at them, which is something that can't be said for every movie. It's also quite ahead of it's time in terms of the CGI, which is nicely mixed with practical effects. (something movies have stopped doing today for the most part.)
Performances are great all around. I really enjoyed the whole…
This is one of those movies we all have which mean a lot to our lives. This is the movie of my life, a fucking masterpiece.
Nonostante gli anni (sarà il legame affettivo), rimane ancora un gran bel film d'intrattenimento...
Azione ben congegnata, Sarah Connor super-eroina (grande Linda Hamilton), ottimi effetti speciali e uno dei migliori cambi di personaggio "da cattivo a buono" che abbia mai visto nel cinema mainstream.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!