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1990s, Sci-Fi - ArtificiaI Intelligence, Sci-Fi - Dystopian Future, Sci-Fi - Time Travel, Terminator

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

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Ten years after Sarah Connor survived the first Terminator attack, the machines send back a more advanced model the T-1000 which is intended to eliminate the 10 year old John Connor. The humans send back a reprogrammed T-800, with instructions to keep John alive, and it, together with Sarah who has been incarcerated in a mental institution, due to her attempts to warn the population about Skynet becoming aware, must outrun the T-1000 and change the future.

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In the dystopian future we see the machines and the humans engage in combat, in the present day the T-800 protects John during a chase in the spillways of LA, Sarah, her son and the T-800 go on the run, chased across the country by the T-1000. In the desert they recover her stash of weapons which include a grenade thrower and a chain gun. They make their way to the Cyberdyne facility which is where Skynet is being developed in order to destroy it, but the T-1000 is on their trail. No nudity or sex but a lot of firefights  and some distressing violence as the T-1000 seems to overcome the T-800.

A View

This is terrific stuff, and for me fun to watch even though I have seen it many times over the years. I’m with everyone else since it is No 43 in the IMDb Top Rated Movie list and got 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. There is much discussion on the web as to whether this or the first Terminator film is the best. Well, I made the first a MUST SEE and this one an ALMOST MUST SEE. So if you haven’t seen either, watch the first one first and then this one, but don’t miss them.

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story The previous film
Director James Cameron
Writers/Script James Cameron, William Wisher
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen, Joe Morton,
Additional Info When it was necessary for there to be two Sarah Connors on screen Linda Hamilton’s twin sister was enrolled. The film was rereleased in 3D in 2017.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels

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