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Old February 3 2014, 11:50 AM   #16
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

T2 is a great film!
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Old February 3 2014, 01:10 PM   #17
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

I don't usually like violent movies where a lot of people end up dead... but I did enjoy the first two Terminator movies.
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Old February 4 2014, 01:14 PM   #18
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

For me the significance of T2 was the advent of the morphing Terminator. That was the first time I had ever seen that particular special effect in any form, and I was completely impressed.
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Old February 4 2014, 01:24 PM   #19
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

Cameron used a similar sort of effect in The Abyss in '89, that was the first time I saw that liquid morphing effect on the big screen, but T2 really made spectacular use of it.
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Old February 4 2014, 01:59 PM   #20
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

the first time it was used was in Willow
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Old February 4 2014, 02:16 PM   #21
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

Arnold's Terminator talks way too much, has entirely too much to say, in Judgement Day. "Now I know why you cry." Oh, just shut up and get in the god damn lava pit, already, will you? Outside of T2's many self-referential winks ("I swear, I will not kill anyone"), yes, Terminator 2 was entertaining popcorn fare. It never reached the same level of tension that the first Terminator had, deliberately so, perhaps, trading that for the "fun" aspects. But I'm glad Cameron knew when to quit with the Terminator franchise, even if the studio didn't.
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Old February 4 2014, 04:13 PM   #22
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

I liked it better with the Future Coda ending.
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Old February 4 2014, 04:23 PM   #23
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

If there's anybody who hates Terminator 2 I don't know what to know about it.
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Old February 4 2014, 04:39 PM   #24
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I liked it. It's my favorite of the franchise.
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Old February 4 2014, 05:07 PM   #25
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

A nearly perfect film. I can't even begrudge Furlong *too* much. He had plenty of annoying, eye-rolling, moments (like trying to teach the Terminator 90s slang.) But still, by and large he's just a buzzing gnat in a field of perfection.
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Old February 4 2014, 11:57 PM   #26
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Re: Terminator 2: Does anyone hate this film?

Looking back, I don't care much for the domestication of the T-800. The movie itself is just excellent overall, Robert Patrick as the T-1000 is creepy as hell, and the special effects still hold up fantastically.

So, no. No hate from me.
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Old February 5 2014, 11:28 AM   #27
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It was very much Schwarzenegger-ized and self referential. The sunglasses, the Bad to the Bone song, the Harley. And by the time he said "Trust me!" with that smile, the character turned from Terminator into Arnold having fun blowing shit up.

And yeah, the kid is kinda annoying. But Linda Hamilton as kind of the human Terminator in this film was awesome. I can see where they were coming from. Sarah Connor basically turned into a soulless killer in the middle of the film, and the TERMINATOR had to remind her of what humanity is all about by the end. That is a great story.

James Cameron should have done a Future War Terminator film, showing us the final battle against Skynet in the future, ending a trilogy.
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