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Blu-ray Review: James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Is Still Great - Movies In Focus
For better or for worse, James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day helped usher in the age of CGI-fueled blockbusters when it was released back in 1991. The liquid metal effects of the T-1000 showed audiences a brave new cinematic world and Cameron built on the ground-breaking special effects which he first utilised in 1989’s The Abyss. Arriving seven years after Cameron’s low budget 1984 film, The Terminator became a break-out hit, the film upped the scale and the budget of the original film’s genre trappings. At the time of its release, T2 was the most expensive film ever produced, costing a then mind-numbing $100 million. However, audiences embraced Cameron’s sequel in their droves, helping the film bank over $205 million at the US box office and more than $520 million globally (making it the highest grossing film of the year). This time around, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 serves as the protector to Sarah and John Connor (Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong) battling the new model T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a shape-shifting liquid metal machine that will stop at nothing to terminate its target and kick-start the rise of the machines on Judgment Day. As thrilling as it was 26 years ago, this remastered [...]