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As I Lay Dying
Set the standard for modern Hollywood's F/X-driven mega-productions and cemented James Cameron's dystopian vision as modern science-fiction's saga par excellence.
| Original Score: 4/4
With all the time-travel and cyborg collision going on, Cameron does a fine job believing in his logic. Even if the math doesn't always add up, it's easy to be swept up by this audacious movie.
| Original Score: A
Tons of action, violence, and special effects.
| Original Score: 4/5
Terminator 2 is a state-of-the-art action movie, all right: It gets you thinking that the most reasonable thing might just have been to blow everyone away.
| Original Score: B+
It's just not as good a film as The Terminator, despite soundly surpassing it in a few areas.
| Original Score: 8/10
Pulls out the stops, setting the gold standard for expensive, explosive summer blockbusters.
Cameron directs with a huge amount of style and personality, effortlessly jumping from the $6.4 million original to the $88 million sequel.
...one of the most indelible examples of the contemporary action film...
A humongous, visionary parable that intermittently enthralls and ultimately disappoints. T2 is half of a terrific movie -- the wrong half.
For all its state-of-the-art pyrotechnics and breathtaking thrills, this bruisingly exciting movie never loses sight of its humanity. That's its point, and its pride.
The special effects from this 1991 classic action flick still hold up in today's world. T2 is a timeless classic that will live on forever.
| Original Score: 5/5
This remains one of the greatest and most adored action movies of the 90s.
| Original Score: 5/5
Arnold Schwarzenegger is more comfortable and assured here than the first time around, reprising a role so perfectly suited to the voice and physique that have established him as a larger-than-life film persona.
A fireworks grand finale that never stops.
...a milestone in the evolution of action films and their now-omnipresent computer-generated imagery.
| Original Score: 9/10
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is an enjoyable, often exhilarating piece of filmmaking, with a wry sense of humor to boot.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
As a fancy mechanism fueled by the pleasure of watching legions of people and equipment being summarily destroyed, this is pretty hot stuff.
It's big and clever, and one could argue that even Skynet would appreciate its technical skill.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Structured as a simple chase, the story sags midway, but the first hour and last 30 minutes display an enjoyably relentless bravura.
Oh, it's well made. It's also overproduced and overlong and the ultimate in the effects-driven movie syndrome.
| Original Score: 3/5