Terminator is undoubtedly one of the greatest films ever made. It’s sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day was in the eyes of many (including mine) even better. In the era of 4k restoration, and with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner recently undergoing the same treatment it was only a matter of time before Terminator 2 took its turn. An epic sequel where a deadlier and more advanced cybernetic killer is sent back in time to end the life of John Connor before he can become the leader of the resistance, Terminator 2 had all the destruction and terror of Terminator with the added adversarial flavour pitting Robert Patrick‘s T-2000 against Arnold Swarzenegger’s (Predator, Total Recall) original Terminator.
Restored in 4k and then into 3D under the supervision of James Cameron’s colourist and Stereo D, this new version does bring that little extra to Terminator 2 which has aged incredibly well. The stunning effects first displayed in 1991, thanks in part to this restoration, hold up incredibly well and at times you wouldn’t know this film is over 25 years old and a classic of cinema.
Some films warrant this kind of treatment, and some don’t. Terminator 2 is one that does. If you’re not impressed with the improved graphics, one of the scariest running actions in Hollywood, or a badarse Sarah Connor, then you can enjoy this film simply for the heartwarming moment where an advanced killing machine falls victim to a high five he just isn’t quick enough to make.
Well worth the money to add this blu-ray to your collection. Terminator 2: Judgement Day is out on Blu-Ray, in 4k and 3D on December the 4th. In case you’ve never seen it, the Terminator 2 trailer can be found below.
We hope you're enjoying BRWC. You should check us out on our social channels, subscribe to our newsletter, and tell your friends. BRWC is short for battleroyalewithcheese.