I watched this recently too. Never noticed how right off the bat, Sarah Conner has become a terminator herself, hell-bent on killing Miles Dyson. Sort of a violence begetting violence theme.
Outstanding action sequences in a movie about commitment, love, sacrifice, devotion to the greater good, and painful choices that become a way of life. The development of the Sarah Connor character from TERMINATOR to TERMINATOR 2 and Linda Hamilton delivers a bravura performance expressing Connor's physical and psychological transformation.
The classic tale of a boy and his robot, who grows to love him. The final scene of this movie always chokes me up. There is a deleted scene that is in my head when I watch the movie. They drill into Arnie's brain and reboot him, allowing him to learn and what starts him down his path towards Humanity. Immediately after that scene is where he stands watch all not, unmoving. Looking out into the dark distance with new eyes. Just the thought of it gets me a bit choked up.
I don't know what the haters are going about. A film doesn't have to intelligent or even logical to be fantastic. This is Cameron's masterpiece.
After dozens and dozens of viewings, James Cameron's action masterpiece never loses its charm. Hours of white-knuckle action sequences and a haunting story (albeit flawed) with an apocalyptic vision of the future (not to mention an endless supply of childhood nostalgia). Cameron's spark has since gone out, but this is undoubtedly one of the best and most thrilling films of its kind.
I'm surely not the only one who believes this film to be utter rubbish... After a very good first film, Cameron starts the ruin of a franchise that was only downhill from here. Highly sentimental ("I know now why humans cry" and him sticking his thumb up as he died are cringe worthy), annoying characters, and a frankly silly villain. The film's plot also makes little sense. A silly, silly movie. 1 star
The best science fiction/action film I can think of and by far Cameron's best film. This deserves more Mubian love.
James Cameron takes an idea and runs with it, all the way home. In the first movie, it's "the Terminator is a relentless killing machine from the future." Awesome! In the second movie, it's "machines can be human too." Oh, well...okay? But it's got some of the greatest action set-pieces of all time, that gorgeous early 90's blue-tinted cinematography, and a killer villain in the T-1000. So I can't help but love it.
Vista de nuevo, puedo decir que el primer acto de la película me parece sensacional, pero el enfrentamiento final en la siderurgica presenta una incongruencia (o sinvergüenzura) de guión notable: si el T1000 puede mimetizarse en lo que sea, ¿por qué le pide a Sarah Connor que llame a su hijo?...en fin.
20 years later and T2 doesn't feel the least bit dated. IMO the finest American action film ever made. Flawless execution from start to finish. The 7 years b/w T1 & T2 adds to the authenticity. Even more impressive to watch as an adult (which tells me that it's not all a nostalgia kick). Love the blueish tint throughout Adore early 90s LA (arcade After Burner FTW). And as a kid, who didn't want their own Terminator?