In 1984 the world was amazed at the visual effects, and some of the all out violence, that was displayed in the ground breaking movie The Terminator. It was a movie that helped to make the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger and started a franchise that does not want to stop. In 1991 James Cameron finally released the long awaited sequel to the Terminator called Terminator 2 – Judgment Day. There was a lot of anticipation for the release of Judgment Day, 7 years worth to be exact, as everyone knew there would be a sequel to the first movie but no one had any idea how long it would take to deliver the sequel. James Cameron wanted Judgment Day to deliver the same ground breaking special effects that the first Terminator movie did so he took a very long time to make the movie. In the end Judgment Day once again features some of the greatest special effects ever seen on film to that time and the long wait was worth it when Judgment Day finally came out. The movie took so long to make that co-star Edward Furlong, who played John Connors, visibly ages during the shooting of the movie. If you keep an eye on Furlong he has definitely aged by the end of the movie compared to what he looked like when it starts and the movie only covers a few days. Furlong also had to re-record his voice for the movie as his voice had changed while the movie was being shot and his voice at the beginning of the movie, the high pitched young voice, no longer matched his more mature voice at the end. So they had Furlong re-record all of his dialogue for the beginning of the movie while the movie was in post production. That is a long shooting schedule.
Judgment Day is about the T1000, played by Robert Patrick, that was sent back in time to kill the now teenage John Connor played by Edward Furlong. To protect himself Connor sends back in time the old model terminator, played of course by Arnold Schwarzenegger, to defeat the T1000 before it can kill the teenage version of Connor. Connor in the future, and his army, had captured the old terminator and reprogrammed it. The terminator and the teenage Connor go and break Connor’s mother, Sarah Connor played again by Linda Hamilton, out of the psychiatric hospital the authorities put her in after the first terminator incident. Of course Sarah Connor is really confused to see the old terminator helping her son but eventually she adapts. The T1000 seems to be made out of liquid that can take on the characteristics of anything around it and this makes killing it very difficult. The Connors and the old terminator decide that the best way to stop any of this future horror from happening is to destroy the microchip used to create the terminators in the first place. The story only gets more confusing from them.
Judgment Day was an enormous financial success and was nominated for six Oscars of which it won four. It is an exciting movie to watch but you really need to let reality go when you settle in to watch a Terminator movie because you can spend the whole time pointing out the huge plot holes or you can just let it go and have some fun.