James Cameron followed up on his 1984 blockbuster The Terminator with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a sequel that saw the director expand on the elements that made his original movie so iconic: dramatic action sequences, breakthrough special effects and cutesy, cheesy catchphrases. This time around, a young and rebellious John Connor (Edward Furlong) is pursued by the T-1000, a liquid-metal cyborg that can morph into anyone or anything it comes in contact with. In a surprise plot twist, the original Terminator (Arnold “Governator” Schwarzenegger) becomes the lovable hero, spitting out memorable lines like “Hasta la vista, baby” while protecting John and his mother Sarah (Linda Hamilton, also reprising her role from the first film). The movie, which marked the first time human motion was used for a computer-generated character, won four Oscars, including trophies for sound editing and visual effects.
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