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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.
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,…
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?…
Terminator 2: Judgement Day, is just one of those films that no matter how many times I seen it, and even though I know the ending and all the one liners, it's fucking awesome!
'T2' is another James Cameron film that will stand the test of time, like 'Aliens' Cameron found the perfect mix of action, exposition and giving a damn about the characters in a genre so complex as Sci-fi.
OK, that's the thing with James Cameron, when he announces something it takes almost a decade to come out (still waiting for Avatar 2 and 3). Same thing with "The Terminator: Judgment Day", after the great success of "The Terminator" Cameron received letters and desperate requests to he make a sequel and then he promised he would. 6 years have passed, Cameron had time to do the Excellent "Aliens" and the underrated "The Abyss", and finally in 1991 came this film, and every minute of the wait was worth it! "The Terminator: Judgement Day" is still considered one of the best sequels ever made, not by critics who said that was not even at the level of his predecessor, but…
One of the most thrilling action movies of all time. T2 is indeed a bigger, louder, and more over-the-top picture than the first Terminator film, but for this viewer, it is not better. I prefer the darker, grittier look of the original, but that's not to say I don't like T2. It's a crazy fun ride that I'd recommend to anyone who hasn't already seen it.
The fast-paced story, incredible special effects, nail-biting tension of the T-1000 scenes (worth the price of admission alone), and the cool musical score all add up to an exciting and unforgettable experience.
And Arnold's catch-phrases were unstoppable here... so many good ones, including my favourite one-liner near the end (though maybe not as effective out of context)... Arnold's all torn to shreds, and utters:
"I need a vacation."
I feel really bad because I guess I'm just not interested enough in the story to enjoy it.
Probably also because I've never respected Arnold Schwarzenegger as an actor to like his films.
This is a fantastic it's a real classic 90s action. Not only is it a brilliant film it's also a very important film with it's breakthrough special effects that was the cornerstone of special effects in cinema today. I love it it's got everything you want to see in a action movie it's just brilliant. It's got some fantastic bike chases it's got Arnold Schwarzenegger and a lot of over top action scenes it's brilliant. Schwarzenegger is a total badass in Terminator 2 when he's rocking the biker look and tops in off with a pair of sunglasses. One thing I really disliked about the film was the kid John Connor he's so annoying and really bad at acting he…
I'll bet Edward Furlong would give his right testicle to be in Terminator 5. Heck, he probably would have given his right testicle to be in Terminator 3.
But I digress, Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a compelling and immersive piece of science fiction cinema, written and directed in such a way only James Cameron could do. Wholesome, thrilling, pristine action and direction from the get-go. A childhood favourite.
"The whole thing goes: The future's not set. There's no fate but what we make for ourselves."
*This is a review of the extended edition*
There's really not many sci-fi movies that are this good. Even rarer is to have a sequel that is this good. 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' is the rare exception of a sequel taking everything about the first, and taking it to the next level, to be full on better than what came before. The action, the tension, the drama, the special effects, and even the run time are all boasted in Cameron's final note on the series. But the most interesting thing isn't the spectacle here, it's the very human relationship between an estranged mother…
Phenomenal movie, both technically speaking and artistically. It holds up amazingly well and is a timeless piece of entertainment. Thought-provoking, more than a little terrifying, yet an ultimately uplifting examination of free will and what it is that makes us human.
In 1984 James Cameron made his explosive debut with "The Terminator", instantly making him the master of dark, action packed cinema. The unexpected hit earned him a cult following, waiting with bated breath and crossed fingers for what seemed to be an inevitable follow up...and they waited...and they waited...and they were given a brief interlude with the immensely satisfying "Aliens"...then they waited some more...then, seven years later, when all hope for a second terminator film seemed lost..it happened..."Terminator 2: Judgement Day" thundered into being.
We open on a bleak vision of the not too distance future where 3 billion lives were lost in a nuclear strike known to the survivors as the suitable titled "Judgement Day". In the ruins of…
This, to me, is the perfect action film.
What do you do with an actor who is physically unable to portray any form of emotion? Cast him as an emotionless robot. Genius.
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