The first Terminator movie had a lot of praises. It was dark, gritty but kept you well intrigued as it flowed. Normally when movies like that do well, a sequel would be in the works. The next movie wouldn’t be coming until after 7 years. The movie is called Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The movie was released in July of 1991. The movie had a budget of $102 million and made over $519 million. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the T-800 but a different one from the first movie. The movie also stars Linda Hamilton reprising her role as Sarah Connor. Then we have Edward Furlong as the young John Connor and Robert Patrick as the enemy Terminator being the T-1000. James Cameron as well returns as the director and producer of the film.
The plot of Terminator 2 takes place in 1997 where we see the T-800 making a return beating up some guys at a bar and taking their clothes, guns and motorcycles and heads off. The T-1000 then makes its appearance taking the form of a policeman and rides off. We then see the young John Connor goofing around at the mall where we then see that same cop. John believes that he is going to be arrested again but he then sees the T-800. The T-800 shoots the T-1000 which then spooks John but it turns out that this T-800 is on his side and the T-1000 is actually the one trying to kill him.
We later find out that John has been told everything by his mother about the Terminators and his role in the future. We also find out that the T-800 was reprogrammed by the Resistance in the future to help them protect John. The T-800 and John become buddies and break out Sarah Connor. After they’ve gathered up they plan on taking down Skynet before it gets activated thus preventing Judgement Day or when the machines will take over. While they are trying to take out Skynet, the T-1000 is there to cause problems.
In the final battle, the T-800 manages to defeat the T-1000 but the former is also killed. We then see the ending where Sarah and John try to live their lives normally thinking that there is hope for their future. Terminator 2: Judgement Day is dubbed as one of the best sequels. The first Terminator movie was good but Terminator 2 is better in a lot of aspects. It still contained a lot of the gritty and dark elements to it but the action got better as well as the effects particularly for the T-1000 whenever it changed to its liquid state. Now it took 7 years before Terminator 2 to be made but the third movie wouldn’t be coming until another 12 years.