Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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…
A thrilling sequel from director James Cameron.
Compared to the first chapter, it's the same.... but different. I see it as the Empire strikes back to A New Hope, or Back to the future 1 to Back to the future 2, same concept, but deeper and better.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
[ENG] I first watched this movie in VHS during the mid 90s when I was 11 or 12. I was blown away. And today, when I'm 31 I still am. This is the perfect action movie, and believe me, I do not say this lightly.
It has everything: amazing pace, well used CGI and FX which have aged perfectly (even at 1080p), well developed characters, superb acting, Arlond at his best, phisically and as an actor, perfect cinematography because of an epic James Cameron directing (there is a lot from the Abyss, but better, in this), lovely shots with a simple color palette (cold blue which fulfills the entire movie in the dark scenes, that intense red in the eyes…
The greatest film ever made.
This is a review of the original theatrical version of the film, the version preferred by the director.
An excellent sequel to a brilliant film, Cameron shows he knows how to make a proper sequel and really please a crowd.
This film doesn't have the perfect script and intense never-let-up feeling of the original, but what it does with character is really effective.
The film is more streamlined to a general audience than the original, it mostly works except for most of John Conner's lines.
The action setpieces are great and the villian was really effective at seeming like a force to be reckoned with (seemingly a more versatile version of "The Thing").
The true genius of Terminator 2 is…
A sci-fi masterpiece. It took this franchise to a whole other level. It's thrilling, it's funny, it's emotional, it's relentless, and it's just a whole lot of fun. God, I love this movie.
Possibly the greatest action movie ever made.
boring and the dialogue was really bad. the image of the new terminator always getting back up and running at them was quite good and scary though.
how much I like it (50): 45
how good it is (50): 45
overall (100): 90
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