Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron upped the ante with this follow-up by employing a more sweeping storyline and cutting-edge special effects. Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor, now a single mother to rebellious teen John Connor (Edward Furlong), during the late nineties. Having been informed by a time-traveling soldier in the first film that John will one day grow up to become humanity's savior from a computer-controlled Armageddon, Sarah has responded by becoming a muscle-bound… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Best of all, though, the level of tension in the film is palpable because we can`t figure out how Arnold is going to terminate the Terminator."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"The pathos of the film is the pathos of its leading character -- it is a magnificent machine, but a machine it remains."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Cameron`s superb action direction and stunning visual effects -- plus Schwarzenegger`s ultimately endearing (yes, endearing) performance -- will blast every other summer film to kingdom come."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"These are very special special effects, but that's about all the film is, special effects."
‑ Lou Cedrone, Baltimore Sun
"Linda Hamilton turns in another terrific performance as the fiercely committed heroine who puts a necessary human face on Cameron's high-decibel mayhem and pyrotechnical bravura."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"More elaborate than the original, but just as shrewdly put together, it cleverly combines the most successful elements of its predecessor with a number of new twists to produce one hell of a wild ride."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The best efforts of highly trained talents are not enough to save the picture from its own deep-rooted foolishness."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Shamefully sadistic, achingly dull and totally predictable, it rehashes the far superior 1984 original."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"An enduringly entertaining blockbuster."
‑ , Total Film
"Terminator 2 does work viscerally, however, and with this kind of movie, that's really what counts. No problemo."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The picture is full of spectacular action sequences and dazzling special effects, but the narrative doesn't have the snap of the original's: it's lumbering and monotonous, and it carries a heavy-handed anti-nuke message."
‑ Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
"Cameron has done an honourable and undoubtedly skilful job of tailoring his new film to the tastes of the times without too much sloppy compromise. He's made a science fiction film with verve, imagination and even a little wit."
‑ Derek Malcolm, Guardian
"This new picture is optimistically humanist."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Set the standard for modern Hollywood's F/X-driven mega-productions and cemented James Cameron's dystopian vision as modern science-fiction's saga par excellence."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
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