Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day ★★★★½

The nightmare sequence is one of those scenes that is incredibly memorable and disturbing. It's one of those scenes that left a big impression on me as a kid - it burned into my memory and while I don't know if it ever gave me nightmares, it definitely haunted my mind and I remember actively trying to not think about it. The way people blow away like dust and Sarah Connor's burning skeleton staying locked to the fence are images that are very hard to forget.

The finale was imitated massively throughout the 1990's - including "Alien 3", which seemed to be trying to milk Cameron's "T2" popularity while simultaneously ruining the entire "Alien" series that he had been expanded and improved upon with Cameron's excellent "Aliens".

Joe Morton sure loves to slow-die in movies.

It's really hard to get over just how good the effects are in this movie. 1991 was so far from the computer effects technology we take for granted in movies today, and Cameron's 1989 film "The Abyss" is really the only movie before this that had used CGI technology in such a high concept way. This was a huge deal, and it started a new era in movies where there really weren't many limits to the imagination. If "The Abyss" cracked the ice with CGI, then "T2" was like vaporizing the ice with a bomb.

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