Movie Review: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

By James Cameron 

5 Stars 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action film that is the sequel to The Terminator (1984) and is the second installment in the Terminator franchise. In the film, the malevolent artificial intelligence Skynet sends a Terminator—a highly advanced killing machine—back in time to 1995 to kill the future leader of the human resistance, John Connor, when he is a child. The resistance sends back a less-advanced, reprogrammed Terminator to protect Connor and ensure the future of humanity.  


I'd consider this more of an action film than sci-fi since it takes place in contemporary times and locations. Nowadays, it can be hard to distinguish an action film from a video game. In fact, there is one coming out soon that appears to be both. I guess studios these days feel that kids need something to see while resting their fingers after long days of playing their Nintendo/PlayStation/whatever. So they come up with all of these PG-13 action films that are often mere adaptations of comic books, toys, or old TV shows. Looking back at T2, one may find the action films of today sorely lacking in comparison. Normally, when people tell you about a sequel that was better than the original or just as good, But overall, I think Terminator 2 is peak sci-fi action film, and I give It a 10/10.


Reviewed by Yusuf 

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