Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day ★★★★½

When The Terminator was released in 84 it served as a mega milestone for the science fiction genre. Judgement Day serves as the same and advances the genre further and also is not only a worthy and bigger sequel, but takes the ideas Cameron was exploring in the first movie and expands upon them.

The scenes between Arnie and John are where the movie works emotionally, and once Hamilton enters the frame the movie hits the next gear. Sarah is clearly radicalised by the events of before, and seeing that version of her displayed to the audience for me shows the narrative has grown and we are in for something much more different then then what we got im the first movie. The franchise can only grow successfully as long as the stakes continue to expand, and the characters must evolve radically because these experiences are world changing.

With the advancments in our technology we have already created AI's in Siri and Alexa. So what we consider sci-fi fantasy could very well be a hollywood message that just because we can doesn't always mean we should.

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