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TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D

SYNOPSIS:
It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor's (Linda Hamilton) ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son, John (Edward Furlong), the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator, the T-1000 (Robert Patrick) sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he's still a child. Sarah and John don't have to face this terrifying threat alone, however. The human resistance has managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future (Arnold Schwarzenegger) ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

Review by Louise Keller:
It is credit to James Cameron's script, direction and vision that the iconic 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day stands tall as one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of all time. While visual effects have come a long way over the last couple of decades, the sheer imagination and execution of this rare sequel that shines brighter than the original, elevates it considerably. Now there is an extra element. In a painstaking yearlong process, the film has been restored and given the benefit of a high-end 3D version - similar to Titanic. The result is astounding.

In line with the film's uncluttered storytelling, 3D is used to enhance, not overwhelm the action, allowing us to become even better immersed in the complex quest to save John Connor (Edward Furlong impressive in his first film role).

The clever shift of Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg villain from the 1984 film The Terminator to hero in the 1991 sequel is inspired while the inclusion of the more advanced cyborg model constructed of liquid metal alloy (played effectively and without expression by the handsome Robert Patrick) brings an edge. The fact that both cyborgs are brought from the future - one to protect and the other to kill - plays with our minds; after all, time is a commodity. The edge of seat chase sequences have never been so thrilling and the tension is relentless. Linda Hamilton's credible evolution into a strong, feisty heroine is superbly realized, although some of the voice over narration is a little heavy handed.

Don't miss it on the big screen in 3D. It's a knock out!

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TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY 3D (M)
(US/France, 1991)

CAST: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen, Joe Morton, S. Epatha Merkerson, Castulo Guerra

PRODUCER: James Cameron

DIRECTOR: James Cameron

SCRIPT: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adam Greenberg

EDITOR: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris

MUSIC: Brad Fiedel

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Joseph Nemec III

RUNNING TIME: 144 minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: StudioCanal

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: August 24, 2017 (25th anniversary restored and converted to 3D)







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