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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,…
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.
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…
Man this is literally an all around non-stop visceral action movie that boomerangs back at you with an indelible impression. James Cameron at his finest.
watched the theatrical cut again tonight, going to watch the extended cuts soon hopefully. i think they might lose the voiceover from the sneak peeks ive had. which is super exciting. all the same, still one of my favs. <3 <3
Action at a masterful level. Doesn't get much better, although I like the dark and gritty atmosphere of the first one better.
Great action movie with a solid (however paradoxical) plot! The only thing I didn't like about it was how whiney the teenage John Connor actor was. Definitely an excellent sequel to its predecessor though and yet another example of how James Cameron can make an incredible sequel.
Terminator 2 has steadily risen in my estimation as I've watched it. Maybe it's because as time goes on it increasingly represents what modern big-budget action films aren't. It's a sequel, but a sequel made entirely on its own terms, and in its own time, and by the director of the original. It also turns the original on its head and makes its villain its hero. Pretty bold stuff.
It also attempts action stunts that I can't believe are real even now watching them.
Wow. Just wow. this is such an amazing film. Just absolute pedal to metal action throughout the entire runtime, a great main character and wonderful villain, and a very gripping and not so complicated story (If you think about it)
This is the umpteenth time I have watched this, and still I pick up on things I wasn't aware of (This time I noticed that while the T-1000 was flying the helicopter, he has morphed a new arm to steer the helicopter while reloading his gun)
And it's things like that why I love this film: the attention to detail. So many little things here and there that most generic action films wouldn't even bother to worry about. James Cameron…
A fine piece of action. However, it does get a little bogged down by it's own timeline. That's the only thing holding it back from being better than the original. The action is breathtaking! The special effects, incredible. But when it tries to explain itself, it stutters.
Just an incredible film...
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.
OK, so if you take out all of the great action, the superb special effects and the great look of it all then you're left with terrible narrative and some subpar acting but somehow all pulls together to make an incredibly entertaining film. This movie is just an absolute sci-fi juggernaut that still stands up extremely well all of these years later. Ed Furlong is beyond awful, Arnie is fantastic and Robert Patrick is creepy as fuck! The pounding score adds to the incredible and iconic aesthetic.
A timeless Sci-Fi-Action movie that is and forever will be one of the best ever made.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!