What can I say? This film was terrific! Sure, its a little distrubing in some spots, but still great.
One thing that I noticed was that the visual effects were better and more realistic, hence scarier, though that can be a good thing (though I, and probably my family, may tend to disagree). The one thing that really scared me was how different Sarah's visions were. In the first film, she could see crappy visions of the world of the future. Here, she can see the actual nuclear holocaust of 1997 (which was the part I could always hardly swallow). Also, there was the opening sequence with the playground (where the afore-mentioned holocaust took place) was truely creepy. Still, the effects blow the parent film out of the water.
As for the script, it was just as amazing and intelligent. All of the situations, including John's reckless behavior at (believe it or not) age 10, were perfectly executed. Also, the uniqueness of this film was about as good as the beginner, including the Terminator being reprogramed to actually PROTECT John Connor. And I loved how Sarah had gone AWOL, even going as far as to kill the father of Skynet to stop the whole death and destruction (Is that right? If not, can someone expand on the Connor and Pre-Skynet thing for me?), and killing the mental hospital workers to try to get to her son. And, like in the predecessor, Sarah had such an intelligent choice of words, something because of Linda Hamilton's nice acting here (unfortionatly, I can't exactly remember what she said, and the only thing I found at the iMDB was the prolouge). That will be missed in the third movie (for more info, see the T3 talkback for my Preview Review).
Anyway, for all of that, I give T2 a 4 1/2 out of 5, (I knocked off half a star for the distrubing imagery.) I would definatly recommend it for anyone looking for not just an adrenleine-pumping good time, but also a mind-blowing and breath-taking good time.
I think Scooby-Doo is knida over-rated and all of the HB Dogs should be praised.
Wouldn't it be great if their could be more Peanuts specials on DVD?
It was just what my career needed - I was at the top and now I'm at the bottom.
-Halle Berry, after "winning" the Razzie Award for Worst Actress