Academy Awards 1991 -
Best Visual Effects: Stan Winston
Rolling Stone - 08/08/1991
"...The visual and makeup effects are state-of-the art..."
New York Times - 07/03/1991
"...A swift, exciting special effects epic....[Schwarzenegger acts with] perfect aplomb..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/13/1995
"...Cameron overturned expectations....A very strange but very real family..." -- Rating: A-
USA Today - 07/03/1991
"...When it comes to setting off fireworks, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a heck of a blowtorch....[T2] unloads a stunning arsenal of truly special effects..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/03/1991
"...TERMINATOR 2 is well-stocked with the kind of wised-up, shoot-from-the-hip wit that characterized the first film....This is one director who really knows how to direct..."
A decade after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) destroyed the original Terminator, a second unstoppable killing machine (Arnold Schwarzenegger) arrives from the post-apocalyptic year 2029. But this time his mission is to stop an even deadlier Terminator, the T-1000 (Robert Patrick), made entirely of shape-shifting liquid metal and determined to kill young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah, John, and the Terminator counter by going after the scientist responsible for developing Skynet, the computer system fated to destroy humanity, leading to an explosive and spectacular clash with the fate of humanity in the balance. Whereas James Cameron's original THE TERMINATOR was a low-budget marvel of efficiency and speed, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is an action-packed blockbuster with some of the most amazing stunts ever filmed and ground-breaking, Academy Award-winning special effects. Star Schwarzenegger was paid in the form of a $15 million dollar jet to revisit his most famous role as the Terminator, this time made kinder and gentler against the silent, relentless T-1000. One of the most popular films of the 1990s, James Cameron's action masterpiece is both a thoughtful look at violence in human nature and an exciting, nonstop thrill ride.
The action epic that revolutionized filmmaking forever
Detailed Synopsis: Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as The Terminator in this explosive action-adventure spectacle. Now he's one of the good guys, sent back in time to protect John Connor, the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future. Linda Hamilton reprises her role as Sarah Connor, John's mother, a quintessential survivor who has been institutionalized for her warning of the nuclear holocaust she knows is inevitable. Together, the threesome must find a way to stop the ultimate enemy - the T-1000, the most lethal Terminator ever created. Co- written, produced and directed by James Cameron (THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, TITANIC), this visual tour de force is also a touching human story of survival.