Quickie: Terminator 2 Judgement Day (1991)

4th Viewing

Okay, Dark Fate wasn’t the worse thing I’ve ever seen in the line of cinema this year, but, regardless, I needed to cleanse my brain cells with some killer quality after watching it. Rewatching T2: Judgement Day felt right, ya know? 

Do you remember the first R-rated movie you saw? Well, okay; T2 technically wasn’t the first R-rated movie I saw—it was the second—but it was indeed the first R-rated movie I saw alone with no parental guidance whatsoever! I remember feeling like I was getting away with the biggest crime of my entire life or I was doing something so risky and devious that it ultimately built up so much vigorous excitement inside my lungs. Some sequences in T2 still stick out to me like a sore thumb—specifically the grisly moments—because those parts where the striking images that had first introduced me to the world of ruthless, uncensored cinematic violence. 

So yeah, Judgement Day I may have a psychological bias towards because the iconic, blood-drenched scenes still hit me sharper than they possibly would have if I hadn’t seen this as a kid. Nonetheless, it’s still one of the best action movies of all-time and it should be considered that forever. 

Verdict Change: A+ —> A-

“Terminator 2: Judgement Day” is now available to stream on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes, and Philo.

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