Do you remember the early 90s? Guns n Roses blaring on a ghetto blaster and payphones? (Google it if your under 20)
Well, then this 3D version of the classic T2 is for you. In this second instalment of the Terminator series, Arnie is back, this time as friend not foe.
John Connor (Edward Furlong, future leader of the Resistance) is targeted and protected by two very different machines. Arnie's T101 and Robert Patrick's liquid metal shape shifting T1000, both sent back from the future battle it out throughout the film as Arnie just defines cool as he supplies one-liners only he can deliver and Patrick is unsettling as the chilling T1000, strutting through his scenes with a mix of evil and calmness.
Linda Hamilton is strong and venerable as Sarah Connor as she desperately tries to protect her son, John. When she breaks free from the institution, the movie really kicks up a notch. Reunited with her son, John and the T800 who is now protecting her, the trio work tirelessly to destroy any chance of the machines taking over in the future.
The real drawcard for this movie was reliving my childhood crush on Edward Furlong. Playing John Connor he showed ability beyond his years, it's a shame he hasn't fulfilled his potential. Edward Furlong was an unknown when cast and revisiting his first feature film, you can see the talent which has unfortunately been lost. Also look out for the Terminators use of facial recognition, among other prophetic references and "SkyNet".
If you were a fan of Terminator 2 back when it was first released, this is one to go and see, with added bonus of 3D elements. The special effects have dated slightly but are still effective, especially during the horrific playground scene and subsequent burning of the city. If you're a fan of action, drama and a good old fight between good and evil, definitely revisit this action classic, you won't leave disappointed.