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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+
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.
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.
As a fancy mechanism fueled by the pleasure of watching legions of people and equipment being summarily destroyed, this is pretty hot stuff.
Structured as a simple chase, the story sags midway, but the first hour and last 30 minutes display an enjoyably relentless bravura.
Mr. Cameron has made a swift, exciting special-effects epic that thoroughly justifies its vast expense and greatly improves upon the first film's potent but rudimentary visual style.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's Cameron's show; he's the reigning king of movie pow, with dark wit and a poet's eye for mayhem. T2 cost a reported $100 million, and you can actually see where the money went.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nobody, I think, will complain that it doesn't have enough action.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
It's a tank of a movie, big, powerful and hard to resist.
Brutally beautiful, darkly comic sci-fi
Few films have matched it within the science fiction genre for sheer white-knuckle exhilaration.