Review Written by: Chris Burns
What the MPAA Rating should be: R (for sci-fi violence)
Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: James Cameron and William Wisher
Produced by: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Linda Hamilton, Earl Boen
Studio: TriStar Pictures
In my opinion, Terminator 2: Judgement Day
was a great surprise. I even preferred it to the original. It is a thrilling experience that I enjoy and am on the edge of my seat every time I shove my ultimate edition into my DVD player. To put it in a sentence would be "That is one hell of a movie!"
I have always been impressed with The Terminator
because it blended sci-fi, action and a great mesmerising plot all in one. This in my opinion was the biggest movie of the 90s as James Cameron held the record in 1991 with Terminator 2
as the most expensive movie of all time. I don't think anybody can not watch this movie without sitting there going "Wow, James Cameron has made a masterpiece." He sure did with this, though I admit some people may get squirmy as some scenes are quite gory and violent.
Whoever says Arnie can not act, he can in this and he suits the part. I mean he actually manages to look robotic. The thing that made T2
so groundbreaking was the fact that James Cameron was messing around with special effects. He was pushing special effects to the limits. Back in 1991 even though not that long ago for the industry, this was amazing. It was the big talking point and the way the special effects are even better than The Abyss
or some modern dumb-action movie. The acting is great and the script is just wonderfully written. I recommend you do not watch Terminator 3: Rise of the machines
as that is a terrible movie. In a way this is what The Terminator
would have been like on a bigger budget. Great acting from all of the main cast who are Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, Edward Furlong as John Connor and Robert Patrick as T-1000
Just watch Terminator 2
if you have not, because t is a thrill ride worth the money!
The Terminator riding on his motorcycle