January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 48, so I decided to watch 49 (48+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month. I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me. Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that are spoiler free before reading on…
Hope you enjoy!
This is film #34 of the 49.
Let’s continue with…
“Hasta la vista, baby.” – The Terminator
Initial Viewing Memories – I remember the hype when this film was to be released and after loving the first film in the series, I was quite excited to see what they would do with this sequel. The trailer was confusing to watch at the time on purpose because they didn’t want us to know yet who the good guy and the bad guy were. I even remember thinking that Arnie would be playing dual roles here.
Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1991, video, DVD, 27 Jan 2000, 7 Oct 2013, 3 Sep 2019 and 21 Jan 2022)
Link to original review – Here and Here
Brief Synopsis – A teenage John Connor is once again in danger when a new Terminator is sent from the future to kill him.
My Take on it – Such an amazing concept for a sequel that in many ways surpasses the original.
The special effects help enhance this story even more and they are also able to add a whole philosophical aspect to the mind-bending ideas presented here.
Jame Cameron once again is able to show how great a director he can be with this film and brings the goods throughout.
The choice by Arnold Schwarzenegger to no longer play evil characters helps add a few surprises to this film and it is for the better.
Robert Patrick is superb as the T-1000 and is a worthy opponent throughout.
The Director Cut of this movie developed some of the concepts of the story in profound ways and helps make this an even better movie based on all the things that they are able to add here.
The action scenes are amazingly shot and help make things so much more engaging to watch.
Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Robert Patrick trained in a rigorous running regimen while breathing only through his nose, in order to be able to appear to run at high speeds without showing fatigue on film. He had trained so hard that he was able to catch up with Edward Furlong on his dirtbike with great ease, so he had to slow down considerably. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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