Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day ★★★★★

Rewatch with buddies who have a four-month-old child, this was supposed to be background noise whilst we kept an eye on the baby, but despite having seen it countless times before, found my eyes drawn to the screen over and over again. Something that really hit me this time is the excellent dramatic escalation on display. Sure the SFX draw the plaudits but the writing here (apart from a few minor missteps) is really tight and it swings from set piece to set piece with the greatest of ease, whilst simultaneously developing a touching pseudo-family unit with the Connors and the T800. I can actually forgive any issues with this film since what it does well, it does exceptionally well.

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