Film: Terminator 2

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Director: James Cameron
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Distributor: Live / Artisan

After he pushed the envelope of computer-generated special effects in The Abyss, director James Cameron turned this hotly anticipated sequel to Terminator into a well-written, action-packed showcase for advanced special effects and for one of the most invincible villains ever imagined. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a legitimate sequel: there’s more story to tell about a hulking, leather-clad android (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who arrives from the future to protect a rebellious teenager and future leader (Edward Furlong) from being killed by the…

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Amazon.com

After he pushed the envelope of computer-generated special effects in The Abyss, director James Cameron turned this hotly anticipated sequel to Terminator into a well-written, action-packed showcase for advanced special effects and for one of the most invincible villains ever imagined. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a legitimate sequel: there’s more story to tell about a hulking, leather-clad android (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who arrives from the future to protect a rebellious teenager and future leader (Edward Furlong) from being killed by the tenacious T-1000 robot (Robert Patrick), whose liquid-metal construction makes him seemingly unstoppable. The fate of the future lies in the balance, with Linda Hamilton (who would later marry her director) reprising her role as the rugged woman whose son will change the course of history. The digital video disc of this blockbuster hit is presented with a digitally mastered THX soundtrack. —Jeff Shannon

Barnes and Noble

James Cameron continued the enormously entertaining saga of the Terminator with this in-your-face blockbuster that garnered four Oscars for its spectacular and revolutionary special effects. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the futuristic killing machine, only this time he has a new mission: to protect ten-year-old John Connor (Edward Furlong) from a faster, stronger Terminator (played to scary perfection by Robert Patrick). Linda Hamilton returns as John’s mother, Sarah Connor, delivering one of the stronger female roles this side of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in the Alien series. Cameron supplies much needed humor this time around and makes a breakthrough in movie magic—supplying the new Terminator with the ability to morph into whatever he touches. The mind-boggling special effects didn’t come cheap; this flick’s budget doubled that of the first Terminator. But it was worth it: Unlike most sequels, T2 is actually better than the original. J. D. Merill

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