Film: Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, Robert Patrick as The T-1000, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Edward Furlong as John Connor.
Directed by: James Cameron.
Story & Screenplay written by: James Cameron and William Wisher Jr.
Distributed by: © Carolco Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Pacific Western & Lightstorm Entertainment.
Theatrical Release Date: July 3, 1991 (USA)
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“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, commonly abbreviated as T2, is a 1991 action-science fiction film directed, co-written and co-produced by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick. It picks up around ten years after the events of The Terminator and follows Sarah Connor, her 10-year-old son John and a protector from the future (as in the first film), as they try to prevent Judgment Day, a day in the future when machines will begin to exterminate the human race.
T2 was a significant box office and critical success. It had an impact on popular culture, and is considered by many to be hugely influential in the genres of action and science fiction. The film’s visual effects include many breakthroughs in computer-generated effects, marking the first use of natural human motion for a CG character and the first computer-generated main character. The film won several awards including four Academy Awards for makeup, sound mixing, sound editing and visual effects.
Eleven years after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) destroyed the original Terminator that was programmed to kill her, two Terminators arrive in Los Angeles from the year 2029. The first is a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) identical to the one that Sarah first encountered, while the second (Robert Patrick) is a new model which umes the identity of a police officer. John Connor (Edward Furlong) is now a 10 year old living with foster parents. He has had an unusual childhood, with his mother Sarah constantly preparing him to fulfill his destiny as the leader of the future human resistance. Sarah’s experiences have made her tougher and more vigilant, but also desperate to warn humanity about the coming apocalypse. After attempting to bomb a computer factory, Sarah is arrested and remanded to the Pescadero State Hospital for the Criminally Insane under the supervision of Dr. Silberman.
Meanwhile, the Terminators locate John Connor in a mall. After John is rescued and a chase through the L.A. storm drain channels, the original Terminator escapes with John on his motorcycle. The Terminator explains that he is reprogrammed by the future John Connor to protect and obey John’s younger self. The other Terminator is a T-1000, an advanced new prototype programmed to kill John. It is made of “a mimetic polyalloy”, a liquid metal that allows it to take the shape and appearance of anything it touches. It can also shape parts of itself into knives and other stabbing weapons.
Upon learning that the T-1000 will likely kill Sarah and then mimic her to lure John, John orders the Terminator to help free her. Initially, Sarah is terrified by the Terminator; but after seeing it fight off the T-1000, she accepts that they need its help. As they escape the city, the Terminator informs John and Sarah about Skynet, the sentient computer system that will nearly wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic nuclear attack on “Judgment Day”. Sarah learns that the man most directly responsible for Skynet is Miles Bennett Dyson (Joe Morton), a Cyberdyne Systems engineer working on a revolutionary new microprocessor that will form the basis for Skynet.
Sarah, John, and the Terminator eventually arrive in the desert at the camp of Enrique Salceda, Sarah’s old friend, who has preserved an underground weapons cache in case of war. Sarah plans to take John and flee into Mexico. While at this camp, the Terminator begins to learn about human emotions as it bonds more closely with John. Sarah then has, once again a horrific nightmare of a nuclear explosion and wakes up with strengthened resolve. After she leaves abruptly, John and the Terminator see the words “No Fate”, carved into a table earlier by Sarah, and deduce that she is planning to change the future by killing Dyson. At Dyson’s home, Sarah shoots Dyson in the arm but finds herself unable to kill him in front of his family. After John and the Terminator arrive, they inform Dyson of the consequences of his research and convince him that they must destroy everything related to his chip design, including the CPU and arm from the previous Terminator.
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