Florin Scanlon’s review published on Letterboxd:
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, doing chin-ups, keeping her fit. "How's the knee?" You show them babe! "Last call, sugar!" Can you believe this guy? Mudaf... Jimmy Cameron sure likes to keep things black and white, who's bad is evil and who's good can do whatever because they're good. John Connor is a thief. He robs an ATM. Bad kid. Too smart. He says his mother taught him how. Well, that's kind of sweet and tragic at the same time. Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese enters the scene, doesn't matter it's just a dream he's still bad-ass. "There is no fate but what we make for ourselves." Spoken like a true fighter man, respect. I've always wanted to run in slow-mo across empty hallways in a mental institute in one of my dreams. Still waiting for that to happen. Nerds are cool but the world is doomed because of them. "Son of a bitch! You don't know what you're doing!" Go for the knee, babe! Arnie sees John. Uh-oh! T-1000 sees John. Double uh-oh!
First 30 minutes. Have to stop now before I turn into Steve Carell in Bruce Almighty because of the following awesomeness.