Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Year Released: 1991
Main Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
Review Date: July 2016
Last watched: July 2016
Number Watches: 3
Format Watched: TV

“Hasta la vista, baby”
“No problemo”
“Come with me if you want to live”
“I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle”
“Say, that’s a nice bike”
“I know now why you cry but it’s something that I can never do”

Slightly dated effects and a story with actors you know too well as icons of themselves but that’s what makes it good.

Plot…come on, this is Terminator, the plot is just a way to make it a bit mysterious and futurey whilst providing a vehicle for the relentless nature of the chase.

Some very good tears being cried by Linda and Edward as well as great reactions from most of the cast. It’s difficult not to be drawn into the slow-motion terror of meeting the Terminator or to be affected by the potential for the team losing the war against the future. Let’s face it, the consequences of the team failing are BIG, so the production is equally big and loud. No messing when someone gets in the way and very little sentiment which is why this blunt force-actioner works.

For kids, for adults and I’d suggest for non-scifi movie goers as it’s just a ride from start to finish with polished edges and what looks like more heart put into the making of this than we see in multi-million dollar epics made today. I know it’s all about how much they could make but the production is so cool it’s hard to believe they weren’t all like “woh, dude! are we really doing this awesome picture or what, right???”

The time flies past so give it a go and enjoy. There’s also some male nudity and strong female lead for the girlies. Interestingly no female nudity so perhaps films don’t need that? Look at me being all controversial, right?

I’ll be back! Oops, wrong film.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Thrice+++
Keep DVD?
Yep. Need to go find the specials one now…
Watch if on TV?
Every time.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Marry. What can I say – this one’s a keeper!

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