It’s hard being the future leader of mankind’s resistance against robots, especially when those very robots travel back through time and try to kill a young version of you. That’s the basic premise of Terminator 2, James Cameron’s awesome 1991 sequel to the blockbuster 1984 original.
A grownup version of John Connor sends a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) back in time to save a 10-year-old version of himself (Edward Furlong) from being … terminated by a liquid-metal Terminator that can morph itself into any object or mimic any person. With intense chase scenes, catchphrases (“Hasta la vista, baby!”) and a standout fight scene involving a vat of molten metal, Terminator 2 has become an action-flick icon and may be Schwarzenegger’s greatest achievement. Well, besides that whole governor thing.
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