Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) is one of the best sci-fi action movie ever made, co-written, produced and directed by very brilliant and outstanding director James Cameron. It is a sequel to the movie The Terminator (1984).
The story follows Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and her ten-year-old son John Connor (Edward Furlong) as they are being trailed and hunted by their nemesis, a new, more advanced Terminator, the liquid metal, shapeshifting T-1000 (Robert Patrick), travelled back in time to kill John Connor and prevent him from becoming the leader of the human resistance in future against machines. He is the one deadliest villain ever portrayed on screen, he doesn’t talk too much, he just does what he is good at, terminate. A second cyborg, less advanced Terminator T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor in the first installment, must now protect John Connor. T-800 is also sent back in time, reprogrammed by John Connor from future to be his own savior in the past.
This film has amazing action sequences demonstrated so well that work even after 26 years with splendid visual effects. Especially with the use of well-crafted visual effects in films it became a critical and commercial success and influenced popular culture. The film has a lot of iconic movie moments, the favorite of all is when T-1000 is frozen in liquid Nitrogen, and Schwarzenegger fires a shot at him saying “Hasta la Vista, baby.”. This film is the series of unstoppable exciting sequences which will definitely keep you interested till the end. The sound effects by Brad Fiedel are thrilling and earth-shattering which elevates the excitement even more. And this is the reason why this film has won four Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup, and Best Visual Effects.
There are only handful of moments where 3D stands out. Scenes like the explosions, the movements, or the character pointing the gun at screen actually gives the real flavor of 3D. Otherwise while watching the film anybody can observe that images are pretty sharp and clear even when 3D glasses are removed. The very reason for this can be the film was never shot in that format, and never directed in a way to take advantage of it. Rather looking at its 3D aspect, watching the film on the big screen that too with some good enhancements in the picturization makes it the larger than life and must have experience.
Verdict : Must watch for everyone. You just can’t miss this.
Rating : 5/5