Liz: 5 out of 5 stars

It’s hard to believe, but up until this past month, I’d never seen any of the Terminator movies. ‘Til this past week, I hadn’t seen the famous Terminator 2, directed by the do-no-wrong James Cameron. I really don’t know why because I loved both of them, the second one the most of all.

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Hasta la vista, baby

Well quick summary, though it probably isn’t needed. Picking up years after the first Terminator movie, two terminators (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Patrick) are sent back in time again — one to kill John Connor (Edward Furlong), the famous savior and son of Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and the other to protect him.

Before I had seen this, I was pretty certain that Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) was the best action movie I had ever seen. Obviously, I had missed out on this gem of an action movie. Mad Max and T2 are now tied in my mind for best action movie.

First of all – whoah, the many chase scenes throughout this movie were crazy amazing and intense for me. Every great action movie needs a great chase scene, and this movie had like 20000. They weren’t too cheesy for me and though they were all ridiculous, they didn’t exasperate me (unlike Live Free or Die Hard).

Second of all, NEVER in my life have I ever been remotely attracted to Arnold Schwarzenegger at his prime. However, after watching the beginning of the movie when he is first sent back, I was actually surprised at how good he looked in all leather, a motorcycle, sunglasses and a huge gun. I’m not gonna be swooning over him ever but I’ve got to admit that I was taken aback.

Sarah Connor was so badass in this movie. Gotta love those strong independent female characters. Also Edward Furlong was impressive, especially as this was his first movie. I loved him in American History X as well, and it was cool to see his film debut and how well he did in the role. His relationship with Schwarzenegger’s Terminator was surprisingly really heart-warming. He learned to be more human with John *tears*.

Lastly, even though he was bad, I can’t deny that the T-1000 (Patrick) was pretty awesome. His arms turning into huge blades was pretty impressive.

I loved everything about this movie and duh, I would recommend it if for some reason you haven’t watched it yet. I need to watch Terminator 3 and Terminator Genisys, though I haven’t heard that many great things about the former.

I’ll be back, with my review of Adaptation.

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