83. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Leonard Maltin's Rating :
Should be :
IMDB Rating : 8.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 98%
Rotten Tomatoes Consensus : T2 features thrilling action sequences and eye-popping visual effects, but what takes this sci-fi/ action landmark to the next level is the depth of the human (and cyborg) characters.
In his review Leonard says: "Box-office smash has special effects to knock your socks off ans action to spare, but like so many sequels, lacks the freshness of the first one and gives us no one to root for."
Most of Leonard's reviews are pretty reasonable but this one is just ridiculous. Saying that Terminator 2 lacks freshness is just crazy. This is without a doubt one of the best sequels ever made, and is one of the best science fiction movies ever made too.
Beautifully filmed with a really good story, Terminator 2 is actually higher rated than the original. How some one could sit through this movie and say it is not fresh, or they didn't know who to cheer for is just beyond me.
A really bad review and an equally bad rating for a really good movie.
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Personally, I enjoy T2, but it's not as fresh or "raw" as the original. Based on the performances, score and groundbreaking sfx I give it 4/5.ReplyDelete