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November 1, 2019

Terminator: Judgement Day (1991) --- “Same Make. Same Model. New Mission. This Time He's Back...For Good!”

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Hello, Movie Buffs!
     It's been 11 years since the events of the last film and since then Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) has been committed to a mental hospital on account of her “delusions” about the coming apocalypse,  while her son, John Conner (Edward Furlong), in foster care. As for SkyNet, after the last Terminator failed to kill John, it decides to send a new Terminator, The T-1000 (Robert Patrick), to finish the job. But all is not lost for the human resistance, who succeeds in sending a replica of the first Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to protect Sarah and John from the new Terminator and prevent SkyNet from achieving its goal: wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic nuclear attack on "Judgment Day".
     Directed by James Cameron (Terminator: Dark Fate, Avatar series) and co-written alongside William Wisher (Judge Dredd, I.T.),  Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) is an action sci-fi film and is the sequel to the 1984 film The Terminator, which follows a near-indestructible cyborg sent by an evil A.I from the near future to kill the mother of its human enemy and ensure its absolute victory. The story is pretty basic and there is a lot of action sequences but its not as dark as the original and it also presents a time-travel paradox that gives the film its sci-fi aspect. The life-like CGI effects of the shape-shifting terminator were ahead of its time and still look great even to this day. Judgement Day is easily one of the best films of its time and is way better than the original.
     The cast performances were great. As always, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator: Dark Fate) is great as the Terminator and this time he did an even better job because he got to play the defender and not the antagonist. The father-son relationship between him and Eddie Furlong (Terminator: Dark Fate), who plays a young John Conner, is perfectly placed and in with the storyline. Linda Hamilton (Terminator: Dark Fate) returns and gives a great performance as a strong and more mature Sarah Conor, who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her son and the future. Robert Patrick's (Scorpion, The Laundromat) performance as the shape-shifting T-1000 is flawless, he really knows how to showcase everything his character can do. 
     Overall, Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) is an action-packed and violent sci-fi film that understandably earns its R-rating. The story is basic or simple but it doesn’t fail to give audiences what they wanted nor does it go beyond what it originally set out to do. The cast performances were great as well. Schwarzenegger and Hamilton fell back into the old roles with ease, while newcomers to the franchise Eddie Furlong and Robert Patrick meshed easily with the story and cast. All in all, I highly recommend that you watch this, especially if you have plans to see Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) which also features Schwarzenegger, Hamilton, and Furlong.

Final Vote --- 8.5 of 10 stars

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