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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

James Cameron's 1991 sci-fi film and the second film in the "Terminator" series.

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An amazing sequel to the film that started it all...

  • Nov 27, 2009
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While Terminator  set up the beginning of John Connor and created  a new  era in FX and unbrash action and suspense   this  no holds bar sequel Improves on the first  and  pushes the special effects further  than ever for it's day. Terminator 2: Judgment Day  is smart, taunt,  stylish, dark  and oh so much fun.  It's the perfect action sequel  and  one of the best films  of the '90s.

James Cameron's brilliant sequel has everything  and  more that made the first great and this one even greater. What  T-2: Judgment Day does  is extend further the story  of  the prophesied, "Judgment Day  and  continues the story  of John Connor  and  this time around  The Terminator is not his enemy but his protector  and that shifts   the story from  Machine VS. Human  to Machine VS. Machine and Human. And that is amazing to see and watch unfold. T-2 while not as good as the first is, but  is an  amazing step up in story, action and  in special effects  and is a worthy sequel and entry in the Terminator franchise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers another great performance as the time traveling   terminator his performance is much less robotic than the first and more human  which contributes  highly to this films appeal and   moral structure. Linda Hamilton is more strung out and nutty than I've ever seen her before and she helps  bring more power and emotion  to this  film.  Edward Furlong is amazing as the young, rebellious John Connor  Furlong  brings the tension and  more heart to the picture and humanizes an otherwise  mechanical film. But all in all the cast does  amazing under the great  direction  of James Cameron  and his amazing script, with that  they help make this a must see for fans of the first and for fans of Sci-Fi as well.

T-2 is powerful in it's execution and emotional in it's story,  it's an amazingly well crafted film with such heart and depth  that it, much like the first, jumps out and grabs you  when you least expect it. All in all T-2  is a welcome addition to the franchise and a major step up from the original, essentially it's the  perfect action/ Sci-Fi  film.     
An amazing sequel to the film that started it all...

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October 21, 2010
One of the best movies of all time
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review by . November 28, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
The Terminator is one of the most iconic characters in popular culture, but his track record is rather bumpy. He had a strong start in a debut movie that is a classic of science fiction. He followed it up with his defining moment in a movie that became a classic across all genres. After that, there were two more movies and a TV show which make the argument for The Terminator existing on a split timeline.     T2: Judgement Day was the last unequivocally great movie the robot who …
review by . October 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I judge thee awesome
It's been a long time coming but I'm finally going to talk about the movie I most remember from my youth, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  It's the movie I've seen probably more then any other, the movie that I always looked forward to seeing even if I'd seen it 3 times earlier that week, and a movie that I'm finally talking about cause I really don't have much to say, but I'll try.  Much like when I reviewed Star Wars it's hard to say things that everyones …
Quick Tip by . October 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Super sized sequel and Arnold's most famous movie about two cyborgs that fight each other over a young boy who will help save the world. Fantastic
Quick Tip by . October 19, 2010
I liked the intriguing take on time travel that began to appear in this, and the way appearance and character were kept at odds.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Super Duper sized follow up to the original 84 sci fi action movie has Arnie "back" as a good guy to protect a young John Connor from the newly created T-1000 played with cold menace by Robert Patrick for one of the most unbeatable badguys ever. Full of action and keeps the themes of the first film. A classic and Arnold never made a better movie.
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Very rare that a sequel surpasses the oringal. One of the best action movies of all time.
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Did not meet up to the first one, my opinion though
Quick Tip by . September 29, 2009
Fantastic follow up to the original Terminator with Arnold returning to protect John Connor and take on a nearly invincible foe. A Classic.
review by . June 26, 2009
The original Terminator was something very special and was the film that kick started the career of one of the biggest action movie stars in history. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Terminator was the definitive bad guy; violent, emotionless and unstoppable. That same character returned for the sequel, but this time he joined the defending team and was sent back by future John Connor to protect the past John Connor. Arnold is still a T-101 but was reprogrammed by future Connor to fight on …
review by . November 18, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
This movie had some of the most amazing special effects I have ever seen and a really relentless and nasty terminator to boot!If you get by the flawed premise of the story's beginning (that another more advanced terminator and a terminator protecter were sent back, even though we were told in the first film that the grid was smashed after John Connor went through) we have a great heart-pounding action film. Not quite as good as the first film (otherwise I would have rated it a 5) but still one of …
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A decade after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) destroyed the original Terminator, a second unstoppable killing machine (Arnold Schwarzenegger) arrives from the post-apocalyptic year 2029. But this time his mission is to stop an even deadlier Terminator, the T-1000 (Robert Patrick), made entirely of shape-shifting liquid metal and determined to kill young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah, John, and the Terminator counter by going after the scientist responsible for developing Skynet, the computer system fated to destroy humanity, leading to an explosive and spectacular clash with the fate of humanity in the balance. Whereas James Cameron's original THE TERMINATOR was a low-budget marvel of efficiency and speed, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is an action-packed blockbuster with some of the most amazing stunts ever filmed and ground-breaking, Academy Award-winning special effects. Star Schwarzenegger was paid in the form of a $15 million dollar jet to revisit his mos...
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