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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,…
The last the 3 action films I've seen, have been absolute monuments. Die Hard, then the Raid 2, and now this??!!! It doesn't get too much better than that.
My expectations came true with T2, it was an absolute thrill-ride. T1 was good, but T2 was better. T2 has the action that T1 has, but T2 is just more developed plot and character wise.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was beast as usual. Linda Hamilton was awesome as Sarah Connor. But, kudos to the kid that played John Connor, he was pretty good himself. And apparently this is where Robert Patrick got famous. I totally see why.
I bought this movie on DVD for $2 at some store having a garage sale. I…
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.
Have you seen this boy? Cameron makes it two for two on his sequels (I'm not counting Piranha II), making this Terminator bigger, bolder, but not necessarily better - simply different from the first - creating moments and characters as unique as the iconic original. Hasta la vista and all that shit.
Watched this on Blu-ray for the first time, in the super-extended "Future Is Not Set" version, or whatever it's called (on pretty much any DVD or Blu-ray of the movie made in the last ten years, enter the dates of Judgement Day on the main menu - 82997 - to unlock it). Question: what's even weirder than this movie ending with John as a senator and Sarah as an old woman? Answer: This movie starting with the Studio Canal logo. Huh.
It's just amazing how much this sweeps me up still - always by the time that part comes, the chase towards the steelworks, where James Cameron actually had the gumption to write "buckle your seat belts, here it comes!" in the screenplay, it doesn't matter that some of the effects don't hold up anymore, it doesn't matter that the young John Connor element is at times like a bad kids' movie ("Cool, my own terminator!")… it just has me by that point and then never lets me go til those closing moments that transcend any and all rational objections… that's cinema for me…
John Conner is protected by an outdated cyborg who fights a liquid metal cyborg in the continuing story of the future and the past. This movie is just pure awesome. the visual effect's are incredible and this movie has the best lines in film history.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is near-perfect blockbuster entertainment. It's not really a message movie - the closest it gets is some anti-arms race moralizing - but it's continuously exciting and engaging. It's two and a half hours long, but it never drags because there's a lot going on. When the film starts, it seems like it's just going to be about saving John Connor, but at some point the film moves beyond that to the goal of trying to save the future for everyone. Cameron adeptly handles this expansion of focus, making it a natural extension of the characters' motivations. Even the precocious kid trope is less annoying here than it normally is (though as always any attempt at slang…
Seen this countless of times and it's a preferred watch in my household. The only problem that I have with T2 is Sarah Connor's narration that is out of place and unnecessary. Other than that, it is an extraordinary piece of work from James Cameron with great effects and an interesting story.
Up until the final narration this film is filmed with just as much unrelenting doom as the first.
It's Terminator 2. Is there anything else I have to say?
Well, you know me. I'll even review Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the first two Alien movies and such...So, of course, I shall say some stuff.
First off, I am so glad I've essentially rediscovered James Cameron all over again. I absolutely love the dude and his work, but there was something about watching his first few movies (With more to come once awesome Blu-Rays are in my possession) that made this a complete absorption into my good books.
I mean, I know T2 and Aliens and The Terminator are all super amazing movies for what they are and what they do. But I think James Cameron may…
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