Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Critic Consensus: T2 features thrilling action sequences and eye-popping visual effects, but what takes this sci-fi/ action landmark to the next level is the depth of the human (and cyborg) characters.
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Critic Reviews for Terminator 2: Judgment Day
"The Terminator 2" is movie-making on a massive scale, packed dense with spectacular touches that are too many to describe - escape scenes, helicopter stunts and huge explosions.
Best of all, though, the level of tension in the film is palpable because we can`t figure out how Arnold is going to terminate the Terminator.
A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.
Terminator 2 does work viscerally, however, and with this kind of movie, that's really what counts. No problemo.
The pathos of the film is the pathos of its leading character -- it is a magnificent machine, but a machine it remains.
Audience Reviews for Terminator 2: Judgment Day
"T2: Judgement Day" is the sequel that nobody in their right minds should have expected to be this entertaining. James Cameron takes every great element from his original film, showcases them with an enormous budget and tells an even more compelling story. Keeping you engaged by monotone robots and rogue humans may be quite the challenge on paper, but it is displayed seamlessly here. Again, the cast is fantastic, Edward Furlong (young John Connor) who really holds his own next to Schwarzenegger, and that is no easy feat. I loved this film from start to finish. From it's scary look at the collapsed future to it's gritty portrayal of a world going to hell, "T2: Judgement Day" may just be one of the best sequels ever made in general. This is everything a sequel needs to be.
James Cameron's sci-fi action sequel is brilliant and well-crafted. T2: Judgment Day displays violence, drama and heart throughout, not to mention the enthralling action sequences and visual effects. The film's well-blended genre mixture with visual landmarks and audacious effects illustrates its impact and evolution in sci-fi/action filmmaking. 5/5
Along with Aliens, James Cameron has been responsible for two of the most inventive sequels around. This follow up to his own sci-fi classic The Terminator sees another sent back through time to protect John Connor in childhood from a shapeshifting assassin bent on preventing him from leading the human race to salvation. It puts an interesting spin on the original concept, essentially switching the roles of Arnie and Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton turning in easily the best performance); he becomes the nurturing parental figure, she the emotionless, singleminded terminator who only regains her humanity when shown the human face of her target. Throw in a nice time paradox, some excellent set pieces and innovative effects and you have a great cocktail for breathless action sci-fi. The one flaw is the badly misjudged humour and generous dollop of schmaltz trowelled on by Cameron when dealing with Edward Furlong's young John Connor. I would have preferred to see more of the T-1000 and less of the sentimentality and weak humour resulting from the father-son bond of the boy and his cyborg, but thanks to some ingenious plotting and ground breaking special effects it has dated very well indeed.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Quotes
|John Connor:||So this other guy, he's a Terminator like you, right?|
|The Terminator:||Not like me, T-1000, advanced prototype. Made of mimetic polyalloy|
|John Connor:||What the hell does that mean?|
|The Terminator:||Liquid metal.|
|The Terminator:||I'll take care of the police.|
|John Connor:||Hey! You swore!|
|The Terminator:||Trust me.|
|John Connor:||We're not gonna make it, are we? Humans, I mean.|
|The Terminator:||It's in your nature to destroy yourselves.|
|John Connor:||Yeah major drag, Huh?|
|Miles Dyson:||My personal entry code for the lab might still work, no go.|
|The Terminator:||Let me try mine.|
|Sarah Connor:||John, fire in the hole!|
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