Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day ★★★★★

After watching The Notebook yesterday I felt like I needed to watch something brilliant to cleanse my soul... What better way to do it that with T2. It also spawned a wasted 15 mins research into the spelling of judgment/judgement as Film4 insisted on correcting it to the latter on their add break banners. I always spell it the American "legal" way. That's what's on the box, that's what's on the poster, that's what it's goddam called! Anyway it didn't ruin my fun. I love this film.

This is one of Cameron’s finest films. He really knows how to pull a great sequel out of the bag. In a similar vein to Aliens, Cameron ups the ante… all in! This is bigger, bolder, funnier and hugely ambitious in the Special Effects department. If I had to rank them I would say I prefer the grittier original but this is by no means in detriment to this stunning sequel. This film has the right combination of action, violence and a perfect sprinkling of cheese. My only qualms are Edward Furlong’s annoying voice and Arnie’s infamous thumb. Excellent casting of Robert Patrick as the pointy eared, molten metal morphing menace that is the amazing T-1000. Even after 20 years the effects still hold up strong. One of the best films of the 90’s.

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