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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.
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…
Gone are the days when it didn't matter if you could tell it was a stuntman, because the stunts were so insane. When the stunt guy climbs out of the pickup, across the bed of the truck, on to the semi, and then starts shooting through the semi's windshield...
The film isn't perfect though, and the extended cut definitely has stuff that doesn't work. For one, the extended cut is too long, and feels like it just has some scene plopped in for no reason. I am so far removed from the theatrical cut (this is the first time I have logged the film since I have been a member of Letterboxd), so I can't remember if this is in the theatrical, but the Sarah Connor narration is brutal. Also, there is a huge lull in the middle of the film, between the mental institution and the office sequence, that feels like it could be condensed big time.
Schwarzenegger is my father and I love him.
It happens only very rarely that a sequel is as good as the original film and it happens even more rarely that a sequel will be even better than the original film but Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of those movies. The movie has more action, emotional involvement and even a better script than the original Terminator movie. Also this movie contains two of the most brilliantly played out character changes ever in movie history. Mainly, however, Terminator 2 is quite simply a lot of fun. This is James Cameron's third masterpiece.
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the title character but much has changed since the first film. Schwarzenegger was a superb villain in the first movie but proves in…
One of the greatest action films ever made, without question. James Cameron is a master director in the blockbuster genre, going above and beyond the call of duty for filmmaking in each respective style of film he decides to take on. Titanic is a romance film about the inevitability of time and how time can make our world seem larger than it actually is. Aliens is a sort of retelling of the inhumanity of the Vietnam war, and a masterful suspense action film. The Terminator is about time as a seemingly unstoppable force that decides how we live or die. Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a combination of every theme Cameron likes to explore. Not only does it have some…
Easily one of the greatest films of all time, a prophetic parable.
I remember this movie being great but it's actually better than great, it's awesome! Great action with effects that still holds up 25 years later. Great acting (even Arnold work in this one!), fantastic music, everythings just great! The only thing I don't like is the voice overs. Don't like the concept to begin with and here it's kind of annoying. Other than that, 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
One of the best sequels of all time. Brilliant action sequences and a very good story. Although if you are looking for horror you will be severely disappointed since it abandons all horror elements. Overall I think it's much better than the original. One of my favorites of all time along with the original.
Is it just me, or does James Cameron know how to make movies? If you're unsure, then watch Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The plot is very similar to the first movie in which 2 people go back in time to kill and save one specific person; that's where the similarities end. This time, the roles are reversed where Arnold is the protector and the villain is an even more powerful liquid metal robot called the T-1000. High octane action fueled by plot and driven by great acting makes this an incredibly memorable film. My only complaint is Edward Furlong as John Connor as his acting is noticeably bad (and no, just because he's young and a rebel doesn't enable this to pass.) Seriously, it's like Jake Lloyd in Star Wars Episode 1 at times. That aside, this is an amazing film and it's a shame that the series peaked this early, because it will never reach this high again.
After a ridiculous amount of delay - I've finally got around to watching what is arguably one of the greatest sequels ever made and one of the most influential action movies to ever be released as well, and it shouldn't come as much of a surprise when it's James Cameron at the helm.
This film takes the great concept of the first film and improves upon it in nearly every way imaginable - superb action sequences, great comedic relief and a story that simply tops the first film with how they bring the scale to a whole new level and switching the role for Arnold's Terminator.
Really enjoyed this film, a couple dated effects here and there but nothing that…
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