Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day ★★★★★

Sarah Conner: “Three billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two Terminators back through time. Their mission: to destroy the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, my son. The first Terminator was programmed to strike at me in the year 1984, before John was born. It failed. The second was set to strike at John himself when he was still a child. As before, the resistance was able to send a lone warrior, a protector for John. It was just a question of which one of them would reach him first.”

I know I said I wouldn’t be back until Tuesday, but my wife and I had a big day and a great weekend spending it mostly on Time Square in New York City. We were prepared to be in one of the busiest cities in America, but damn we did a lot of walking! So last night, after being on top of the Rockefeller Center and exploring around Time Square we got some food and brought it to our hotel room. Not only that, we spotted one of the best movies ever made on TV! Unedited and uncut on IFC!

Obviously this is superior to the Terminator franchise! Better than the first film, Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and WAY better than Dark Fate. While The Terminator is still a classic, Judgement Day is a classic with a sense of role reversal! It’s showcase on storytelling, character arc, visual effects, and emotional depth pushed for greatness in its making in 1990 and it improved in its Fourth of July weekend release of 1991 with a whopping box office success from all over the world! I’ve always watched the theatrical cut and I haven’t seen the extended cut, but it’s also on my 4K Blu-ray combo pack. So when I have time for myself, maybe I’ll put it in and watch it. Who knows? Time will only tell.

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