Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day ★★★★

Slick, stylish and still looking mighty good even to this day, Terminator 2: Judgement Day ain't perfect but it's a damn enjoyable ride.

Let's start with the good. The terror that Arnie induced in the original Terminator may be gone as he's become an action hero here but that's not a bad thing, a robot terminator really plays to Arnie's acting ability and a one liner spouting robot is everything he's good at in one role.

Cameron's directing is excellent, there's a few dated looking scenes but overall the cinematic flair is very much still present. The plot is basically I rehash of the first films but I really like this universe so that didn't bother me too much.

I really hope in the sequels we get to see more of the post-apocalyptic future as I love the all too brief glimpses we get of it. My biggest complain with this sequel is definitely the script, which is as wooden as Arnie's acting. Also Edward Furlong's young John Connor is pretty irritating throughout.

Cameron proves, just like he did with Aliens, that he really knows how to make sequels that builds off the original, Terminator 2: Judgement Day feels like a natural progression of the first film, being bigger, more badass and whilst perhaps not better, it's certainly a ride I'd take again.