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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,…
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?…
It took the better part of a decade and a lengthy legal battle for Carolco Pictures over rights, but Terminator 2: Judgment Day was as inevitable as SkyNet and the war against the machines. James Cameron built the first Terminator movie as, to a degree, a told story but one with plenty of open-ended trap doors built in, with an expansive mythos he could mine to continue the epic tale of Sarah Connor protecting her child, the saviour of mankind, from deadly machines of a dark, terrifying future. Cameron here makes a sequel that both feels a different entity while retaining the pulpy action theatrics of the original. T2 is a textbook example of how to do a blockbuster sequel…
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.
Some of the best action scenes ever put on film along with a captivating story, excellent characters and a big emotional pull makes one of the best films I've ever seen.
Quite amazing how many great and iconic scenes are in this film.
Looks awesome. That steely blue tone fits perfectly.
Arnold and R.Patrick are perfect in their roles.
Edward Furlong is pretty bad, but who cares.
A classic and one of the best action films ever made.
Still the monster blockbuster it was when it emerged in 1991. Bravo Cameron.
An entirely different beast to the first movie, but my personal favourite of the series. It was great to watch both in quick succession in the cinema to really compare them. I have fond memories of watching this one absolutely loads when I was younger and being particularly impressed by the special effects so it was fantastic to see it on the big screen. I'm still blown away by just how great this film is and I still love the effects for Robert Patrick's Terminator.
A glorious, iconic, funny, action-packed blockbuster sequel. TERMINATOR 2 surpasses its stellar predecessor, upping the stakes, satiating any and all expectations, and cementing itself as a classic in the film lexicon. This is the ideal sort of film for James Cameron to excel in; likewise, this is the perfect role for Schwarzenegger's wooden delivery and physicality to operate better than any one else imaginable. It's filled with cheesy humor, explosions, and dated effects, but its core appeal, the ultimate thrill of its unique, kitschy-cool, popcorn devouring science-fiction flag-bearing, remains timeless.
For me, this one is the best Terminator movie forever! It's all.
I saw all the movies in sequence ...
Completely for action freak crazy people as well as big fans of Arnold for no shit attitude in the movies. James Cameron has done a remarkable job of directing the biggest movie of the year 91'. Well deserved Oscars. With all of it's actions and Sci fi sequences and not to forget the dialogues - it drives you nut with pop up eyes and adrenaline rush.
The only thing that aged terribly in Terminator 2 is Edward Furlong.
"Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The terminator would never stop. It would never leave him, and it would never hurt him, never shout at him, or get drunk and hit him, or say it was too busy to spend time with him. It would always be there and it would die to protect him. Of all the would-be fathers who came and went over the years, this thing, this machine, was the only one who measured up. In an insane world, it was the sanest choice."
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