Terminator 2: Judgment Day ★★★★

David Foster Wallace wasn't wrong when he called this "F/X Porn", but i happen to like porn, and what's more this is a downright Biblical demonstration of late-period analog craft, one that's often overlooked in favor of the 10-odd minutes of primordial CGI. being part of the beginning of the end doesn't make STAR WARS any less awesome, either. not that i'm saying this is STAR WARS. in any case, while is isn't as elemental, as alchemical as the first one, it is still elemental, it is still alchemical, not only in its relentless button-pusher pandering but in Cameron's ratcheted emotional paranoia. the future is determined to end us all, one way or another, and it is unstoppable.

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