All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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 follow-up story to his breakthrough classic is such a huge 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 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…
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!
Number of times Edward Furlong's voice cracks in T2 - Judgement Day: 1,362,517,172,398
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,…
John Connor: No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don't say "affirmative," or some shit like that. You say "no problemo." And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say "eat me." And if you want to shine them on it's "hasta la vista, baby."
Just like aliens did for alien it went bigger and better with it's sequel and well terminator 2 judgment day does the exact same thing for the first terminator it goes bigger and better and the fact that the first terminator is one of my all time favourites and this movie somehow beats it by millions is amazing, i mean this franchise went from that to…
Welcome to part 2 of my James Cameron Terminator retrospective! You know, it really bugs me when the average movie goer makes the blanket statement that "all sequels suck!" Clearly whoever thinks this hasn't seen such movies as The Godfather Part II, The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, and of course, Terminator 2: Judgement Day!
Here's the story. 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.
Not only is this one of…
24 years into the future, it is almost quaint to see the most expensive summer tentpole at that point basically exist as an extended 2 hour chase involving only 3-4 people. No galactic uprising, no countless swarm of troops or machines, no unfathomably huge spaceships crashing into buildings. Even the scene where the cops surround the building only involves (at most) 40 extras and 15-20 cars. The movement on the full-body CGI has always been just a tad off but it has always been justified within the narrative. Few could blend analog and digital effects with the ease of Cameron, who has about a 90% analog/10% digital split in this film. Everything works.
It's bigger than the first in every way, as Cameron basically does with this what he did with Aliens: takes it in a new direction while also expanding on the universe previously established. Whether this one is superior to the first depends almost entirely on personal preference; some prefer the low-budget sci-fi/horror elements of The Terminator over the big-budget extravaganza that is Terminator 2. One thing's for sure, that spectacle makes for a hell of a good time.
This movie still holds up after all these years. The T-1000 still amazes me.
A perfect movie in every way.
although the first one showed more of cameron's skill, this one has some really impressive effects and a genius script
Terminator 2 is what you get when you take someone who had an incredible idea along with the desire to expand upon it, and add a hundred million dollars to their budget. T2 outdoes its predecessor in just about every way, except for the unexpected charm of the smaller, more concise first film. Once again, Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are convincing and engaging. Robert Patrick is quite intimidating as the newer, badder Terminator model. The only questionable performance here is Edward Furlong, but he succeeds when the role calls for him to be an annoying punk.
James Cameron gets a fair amount of shit these days, and while I can understand some of the arguments, he still ranks among…
The greatest SciFi film of all time.
About as satisfying an action sequel as one could possibly hope for. Everything is amped up a notch, that third act just keeps going (in a good way), and Robert Patrick is a fantastic addition. Sure, it's a bit too heavy-handed with the John Connor/Terminator emotion discussions, but balance that out with everything involving the evolution of Sarah Connor and it works out. While it's not the horror movie that the original is, it goes in logical directions that work well and avoids treading the same ground in smart ways.
So glad they stopped making sequels after they closed the book on this one.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!