Terminator maybe one of the most tragic sagas in cinemas, but there is a valuable lesson to be learned from it: when to leave well enough alone. Like many kids growing up in the 90’s, I was in love with the first 2 Terminator movies, and to this day I ask which was better, though undeniably T2 is in the rare but slim category of sequels that surpasses the original like Aliens , The Empire Strikes Back , and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes .
Sarah Conner defeated the Terminator, knowing a dark tomorrow was on the way. A new type of Terminator has come from the future to murder John Conner as a teenager and to try to stop the new prototype, Conner sends a reprogrammed Terminator to the then present to save him. John has grown up running away from the crazy shit his mom filled his head with about nuclear war and machines taking over the world, to find out its true. The pair manage to break out Sarah, but the challenge comes having to break into Cyberdyne where Skynet will begin, all the way being hunted y the relentless liquid metal T-1000.
Terminator 2 is seriously an amazing sequel and indeed one of the best ever made. The story is easy to follow but there’s a lot of complexities with John’s bond with the machine as well as the contrast of Sarah’s paranoia and PTSD involved with it. The cast is great but I have to admit, Schwarzenegger is fantastic as the Terminator, feeling like a lovable but badass learning machine. The effects are pretty impressive and hold up pretty well in the current age. The score is great. If you never saw Terminator 2, I can’t recommend it enough, and to everyone else, Hasta La Vista Baby.