Full Movie Reviews
Pat - wrote on 07/03/2016
As of today, "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" is 25 years young, and note the word "young" due to the fact that the film holds up so well even to this day. This is precisely how to make a sequel compelling. Take the main characters, from a decent science-fiction/action film from the eighties, to a completely new level of development.
The movie has incredibly great performances from all the actors. I have to really hand it over to Edward Furlong for nailing his first acting role as John Connor. John Connor is a completely believable teenage character because of how well-acted he is. Robert Patrick's character as the T-1000 is revolutionary because the way he morphed into other people's appearances still holds up like a modern film. I really love the way Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/29/2011
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 …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/14/2011
One of the best sequels created. Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) did a great job in being a heroine, Edward Furlong (John Connor) effective bring in the comic relief and drama. Arnold also portrays a believable lower model Terminator while Robert Patrick was stone cold as the T-1000. Has a very cool soundtrack, catchy dialogue and amazing action sequences that were innovative. Not only does it have stunning visual effects, it boasts its theme of maturity, sacrifice/value of human life (T-800) trust (John) and respect (Sarah's point of view). The loaded special features will not disappoint as well. Pace of the film never runs down and you keep waiting for the next scene to unfold. One of the best quotes on the film from Sarah Connor - "The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it …
ItsSimplyAwesome - wrote on 05/29/2011
Terminator 2: Judgment Day... James Cameron can go to his grave knowing he made this masterpiece of a sequel. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a role of "good" terminator sent back in time to protect the future savior, John Conner (Edward Furlong) from a "evil" terminator called the T-1000 (Robert Patrick). This movie is without a doubt, one of the best action movies ever made. When this was made in 1991, CGI wasn't a big thing, so when James Cameron used it, he revolutionized it. Although, this movie has the best action scenes, it also plays a role on how all the characters make a dramatic change in the end. The Terminator changes by having a more human personality and being a father figure to John. Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) changes by hating the Terminator at first because it was trying …
ryan - wrote on 05/21/2010
This is one of the few movie where the sequel kicks the ass of the original. The first terminator is good but it is really all about things that haven't happened yet. T2 has this as well, though not anywhere near the degree the first one does. My problem with this is we really only have two characters talking about, and trying to deal with, all of these things that we don't really know about, as is the case with are main character,Sara Conner(don't know if I am spelling the last name right). This one however, deals with the problem of the rise of the machines and anything or anyone else that tries to get in their way. There are some interesting plot twists in this movie that are really just absent in the original. Sara Conner knows whats going to happen in the future, and is deemed …
LeopardExplosion - wrote on 07/06/2009
A definetly a step-forward for the genre, and cinema all-together. It's what happens when you create a sequel to a slowly growing phenomenon that is, The Terminator.
T-2: Judgement dayis one of the few movies out there that tops it's predecessor in almost every aspect of how a film works. Action, Suspense, Character, Plot and so much more. More than I can even mention. T-2 takes everything I loved in the original, pulled some very risky moves, to make put together one of the best sci-fi films ever created, and more importantly, it's of the best films I've viewed. The original 'Terminator' film had a simple plot with a great background. Though the foreground was simple, and once your'e aware of the background, it doesn't come to mind anymore. The objective is to have Sarah Connor …
ZJW - wrote on 05/07/2009
Terminator 2: Judgment Day set a new standard for summer blockbusters when it exploded onto the scene in 1991. Taking place ten years after the original film, a new and more advanced killing machine is sent back in time in an attempt to eliminate John Connor. The humans have reprogrammed Arnold Schwarzenegger and he is sent back in time to protect him from termination.
As far as the story goes, we find John Connor living with foster parents and his mother locked away in a mental institution. John has only vague memories of his mother and she is busy trying to convince anyone who will listen about the impending judgment day. Unfortunately for her, no one believes her. It isn’t long before the T-1000 arrives to make sure neither of them survives to see it.
The T-1000 is …