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.
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…
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.
Objectively I can easily say that this is a stunning film. As a film lover and a huge fan of the original, I don't really like it. At all.
I really admire Cameron's dedication to each and every film he makes. This is something many other filmmakers can learn something from, especially in the type of film he makes. That he is dedicated to this film, of that there is no doubt. The technological advancements he shows off in this film were not seen in film, certainly not to the level Cameron brings it. As with Avatar, Cameron seemed to be a step ahead of everyone else. His practical use of CGI made me stare at the screen…
Even if Edward Furlong gets more and more annoying everytime I rewatch this film, there is no denying that this is one of the greatest sequels of all time and exceeds its predecessor in many ways. While Arnold Schwarzenegger is slightly downgraded to quipping hero status, he still manages to be awesomely badass and Robert Patrick makes for an awesomely badass villain. Linda Hamilton seems like a badass. You care about and feel emotionally involved with these badasses. The special effects and CGI look terrific, stunning, nearly groundbreaking, and badass. The script is intelligent, action packed, and badass. This is simply a badass classic.
I was about John's age when I first saw this movie so my attachment to it is probably at least partially sentimental. What little boy wouldn't love the idea of being wrapped up in an adventure like this?
This is more of an action movie than the original. The original was an action film too, but it focused more on mood and suspense than regular action. This one goes all out to make nearly every scene a sequence of gun shots, explosions, and transformations. It's cyborg vs. cyborg and no expense was spared to make this into one of the biggest special effects productions of the time.
Very often, when films go for big effects, it seems like they blow…
Wicked stunts, wicked special effects, wicked action set-pieces, and a wickedly robotic Arnold. They only reason this didn't get 5 stars is because John Connor was such a squeaky little felchcunt. I cringed every time Edward Furlong said anything. And I mean that literally. Like I didn't just "cringe." I actually physically convulsed and contorted my face with every word that came out of his annoying mouth. God damn it. Why couldn't they hire a child actor who didn't squeal like a frightened titmouse whenever he spoke? It doesn't seem that hard to find kids who aren't titmice.
P.S. Titmice are birds. Edward Furlong is a bird.
P.P.S. lol titmouse
P.P.P.S. But srsly, great movie.
P.P.P.P.S. But fuck Edward Furlong.
P.P.P.P.P.S. Butt-fuck Edward Furlong
P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Ew no.
New born respect for Arnie. I loved Predator and Commando when I was a kid, but had never seen The Terminator series except in passing. Now I have seen it and now I know that it is one of the best science fictions out there. Right there with Blade Runner in mood and Star Wars in awesomeness.
Great action, great characters and a surprisingly well thought out story.
Az egyik legjobb film amit valaha láttam. Az akció, a hidegség - amit a képi világ kicsit kékes árnyalata is erősített sok jelenetnél, főleg az éjszakaiaknál -, a hangulat, az elkeseredettség számomra nagyon átjött. Arnold élete "alakítása". Bármikor, bármilyen körülmények között képes vagyok ugyanolyan izgalommal és élvezettel végignézni.
After re-watching Aliens, I thought it be fun to make the day a James Cameron action double feature and decided to pop T2 into my blu-ray player. There are few films which bring me as much joy as Terminator 2. It's a film which made a huge impression on me when I was young and has remained important to me ever since. It has action spectacle, good characters, resounding themes, and countless unforgettable scenes. It's a movie I've seen countless times and will surely see countless times more. One of my favourites, no question.
pure entertainment!! =]
I love James Cameron but I've come to the conclusion from the last 3 times I've seen this movie that it's actually hugely flawed. Which is a shame because so much of it is great. Mostly it has to do with how Cameron deals with John as a hero and how the third act draaaaags. Not sure why the universal love for this movie.
90s graphics they blew my mind.
I likes this a lot. Great improvement form the first one.
James Cameron is awesome, and this movie is pretty cool too. I wanted to explain briefly why I gave it a 90% rating as opposed to a 100%. The reasons:
1. Edward Furlong seems more whiney and annoying than a damsel in distress
2. The urgent nature of keeping John safe seems to come in second to the suave and coolness this movie tries so hard to express
3. The Narrative given by Linda Hamilton describing the nuclear fire and the war is boring after you have seen it a few times - I thought the dialog of Hamilton was off and her character was not as well done as I would have liked...
4. I think that a better…