| Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) |
This film contains some of the best action sequences of any film and the acting was very good. Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Conner and Edward Furlong plays John Conner. Though this second installment is technically superior to the first, the plot and theme are not as good.
If you are a Terminator fan, you'll probably enjoy this movie, but I rated it one burning bra, because of an anti-male tendency throughout the movie.
At the thematic climax of the film, Sarah Conner delivers the following lines to Miles Dyson, the inventor of a new line of robots:
"How are you supposed to know? Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something; to create a life; to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death... "
This is the theory that a woman's biological role in reproduction translates into a built-in female moral superiority. (Oddly enough, the male role in reproduction tends to be seen as a negative thing in our culture and is, at best, viewed with suspicion.)
On the other hand, men are supposedly bad because of the technological advances they have made throughout history that have doubled life expectancy, cured diseases and made leisure time possible, so that we can enjoy the fruits of the arts such as this movie.
That's just stupid.
Later, Sarah Conner characterizes fathers in general as child-beating drunks. There is a bit of a feminist smell throughout the film.
Other than that, it's a pretty decent movie full of action & special effects as you would expect from a Terminator sequel.
- Reviewed by Paul G.