Terminator 2: Judgment Day Review
With an estimated $100 million dollars, this film is believed to be the most expensive film ever produced. The original film in 1984 cost one-twelfth of that however, it appears that the good folks at Carolco made the right calculations as this sequel raked in more than the original film within the first two days of its release in America.
The film was awash with James Cameron needing to re-establish himself as a commercial actor following the dud of The Abyss, and Big Arnie revisiting his role that remains his most memorable film, there was clearly plenty of pressure on this film to perform and it definitely does. Nobody can leave this film and claim that they didn't get to see the entire hundred million of people on screen, explosions, destroyed buildings, exploding vehicles with monster effects, and just plain sweaty action.
It begins with an interesting replay of the film's concept, in which a massive cybernetic (Schwarzenegger) and an ordinary, slim-looking Joe (Patrick) are transported back into the past this time, to search for a ten-year-old John Connor (Edward Furlong) who is who is the child of the protagonist (Hamilton) from The Terminator, and struggle for his life, while battling the future's fate that could be destroyed by a devastating conflict between machines and humans to be decided in the epic battle. But the interesting thing is that Patrick who is a youthful type who is a cop impersonator is the deadly mechanical baddie. Arnie dressed in biker clothes and savage shades is reprogrammed to guard the brat and his mom . In between the harrowing destruction, is able to show the biomechanical killer machines from the future may have delicate side.
Although the rewriting of Arnie's personality smacks commercial ploy-out, a slap for those in the Kindergarten Cop audience, this strategy is really effective in the case of Patrick's antagonist, who is composed of liquid metal that is able to form itself into whatever it likes and come back together when broken. A more advanced model of Blob that employs many of the most amazing and surreal effects that have ever been filmed Patrick's T-1000 is one of the greatest cinematic monsters. As with all Cameron films, this is a shuffle of its characters away during the first two-thirds of the film in the third, before it delivers an unstoppable series of finales that are often out-worshipped by the next scene. As an update, it's not as thrilling than the more thought-provoking original, but it's an excellent kick-ass movie, and those who love firepower are in Heaven when Arnie performs his shotgun spin.