Terminator 2: Judgment Day Review

"#7 T2, The Ultimate Action Film!"

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{Resistance Blog Entry-0829TRMNTR1997}

>>>>>Terminator 2: Judgement Day (or T2 for short) is an action adventure drama film from worldwide known director, James Cameron. T2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the original 1984 smash hit The Terminator. It has amazing action set pieces, and a great emotional impact beneath the layers of special effects, so let's jump inside and fight the war against the machines!!

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T2 is about a terminator sent from the future to kill a young John Connor who is the key to defeating the war against SkyNet.

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This movie is one of James Cameron's best films to date (next to Aliens, Avatar, and Titanic) although some people of today say it is a highly overrated film, like all of Cameron's movies, T2 is an excellent stand alone action flick. It's full of non-stop adrenaline pumping spectacle filled with rich drama and emotion. To begin, let's say someone has never seen The Terminator and watched T2 first. No big deal, the opening covers everything that happened in the first film, and it's not like you missed something. Basically, you have the plot formula which is fairly simplistic: Sarah Connor has to protect her son, John Connor from a terminator. You got that? Like I said simple. Now let's move on to the story and the amazing action in this incredible film

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The action that is shown in T2 is about ten times better than the action presented in The Terminator. From the exciting motorcycle chase after John first encounter's the T-1000 is heart pounding and awesome to watch. Everything that James Cameron does in this is pure movie gold. I don't know why, I can't help but think that he is like Michael Bay except, he knows a good story and does action sequences far superior to that of Michael Bay. The action doesn't over shadow the story in T2, but also improves on it.

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When reviewing this film, I'm thinking of what I saw in the extended cut, that featured more story and had an emotional layer added to it. That isn't necessarily the problem with James Cameron films, he often wants to take the viewers on an amazing journey to astonishing worlds of visual eye appeal, and with T2 he does that, it might have a few plot holes, but none are visible when watching the extended cut. Like his previous film, Aliens (which is also in my top ten countdown) T2 has a strong emotional back story: A mother taking care of her son and protecting him from a dangerous future. That right their is the reason why I love this so much. And what makes it more real, is the acting that you see on screen.

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The acting in Terminator 2: Judgement Day is pretty good for an action movie. Usually it's Arnold Schwarzenegger walking around with his big guns carrying his big guns shooting up the jungle at some invisible alien creature or it's always the female actress who is in desperate need of being saved; but in T2 you get neither of that. In T2 you see The Governator blowing sh*t it up and protecting John Connor from a super-duper bad guy shape shifting T-1000. And you have Linda Hamilton taking action into her own hands with her big guns (she clearly has been working out for this film, and she shows it) so that's a woman you don't mess with. Playing the young John Connor is Edward Furlong. He does great at being a rebel child who thinks he is better than everyone else. And often shows his future leadership self in some of the most important action sequences, primarily in the films climax, in which he gives an emotional performance.

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In conclusion, Terminator 2: Judgement Day is in my opinion, the ultimate action movie ever; if not one of the best sequels made. The action is amazing full of great action that is a sight of awesomeness to see and hear on screen while watching huge explosions. The acting has never been better, it is full of rich and strong performances from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Edward Furlong. I recommend you seeing the Extreme Edition extended cut that features nearly more than 20 minutes that add an emotional layer to it. The war against the machines, may rage on in the future and our only hope is Resistance Leader, John Connor who taught us that it's "No Fate, but what we Make"

-McLovin

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