Andy Lunn’s review published on Letterboxd:
I used to have this on VHS, and man, I remember how impressive it was picture wise and it had full stereo sound!! I just never got round to buying it on DVD,and as a result hadn't seen it for years. Then last year I saw the super extended cut on Blu. Wow, it's a striking film. The kind of movie that Blu Rays where made for.
This time around, I just watched the theatrical cut. I think I prefer this version. The extra 15 minutes or so where interesting enough, but it clocks in at 2hrs 15 as it is, which is a bit long for a sci fi action film. I'm from the old school of thought that likes a good 90 minutes for this kind of thing.
Visually it's still very impressive. Although it's early CGI, it's good early CGI and the things it's used for are appropriate and work. There's still some old style practical effects and make up which continue to sit well within the rest of the movie. The sound was booming on my surround system and the little things like tinkling metal were really clear and a pleasure to listen to.
It's not perfect. Hamilton and Furlong are bad actors. Arnie only gets away with it because we laugh at him. Also, as is typical for a James Cameron movie, the script is full of stinky cheese.
But, that aside, it' remains a highly entertaining watch.