Dean James’s review published on Letterboxd:
‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ was the 1991 film, directed by James Cameron and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. 10 years has passed since a cyborg named The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John. However her son, who is now a young boy, is now the target of a newer and more powerful terminator, the T-1000. A machine that is made completely out of liquid metal and his mission is to kill John, no matter what. The future John sends back to 1994 a replica of the original T-800 Terminator, to protect himself. Both him and John must also help to rescue Sarah, who is locked away in a mental institution. The Terminator’s new mission is to protect John but also to kill his more superior and highly destructive version of his own kind. A truely superb action film, that clearly surpasses the original 1984 film in style, narrative and visuals. Its predecessor is engaging but this film is far superior, due to its incredible direction by Cameron, who produces some of the best action sequences ever shot on film. The performances are surprisingly very strong, especially from Schwarzenegger and Hamilton. The visual effects, created by Industrial, Light and Magic’s Dennis Muren and make up artist Stan Winston, are spectacular, truely deserving its Academy Award. The film also won three other awards including Best Sound, Sound Editing and Make-Up. An energetic, high impact and edgy sci-fi, action thriller that engages its audience through remarkable sequences and a narrative style that captures the essence of the original but adds new and exciting twists to its characters.