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Thursday, February 9, 2012
23. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
He said he would be back, and he meant it. Like Aliens,
Terminator 2 is better than the original in every conceivable way. The
explosions are bigger and the story this time around is actually heartfelt.
After failing to go back in the past and destroy the human resistance leader's mother, Sarah Connor, the machines try to return one more time,
this time targeting the rebel general himself, John Connor, only as he’s a boy.
The machines send their best Terminator, the T-1000 to do the job. This machine
is composed of liquid metal, and can reform itself even after being heavily
damaged. All seems lost, until the humans from the future send their own
captured Terminator back to help John. This is where the story gets really good,
because the Terminator they send, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger as in the
first Terminator film, actually develops feelings for John. The ending is so
good because Arnold’s Terminator actually commits a noble sacrifice that shows
that all beings can love, if given the chance. It may sound a bit mushy for an
action film, but it works.