Terminator 2: Ultra HD BLu Ray Review
26 years ago, one blockbuster film set the pace for sci-fi action.
With packed out midnight screenings, Terminator 2: Judgment Day was one of the earlier highly anticipated event films of its time.
So James Cameron's dusted it down, given it a polish and added in some 3D to ensure it's fit for the 2017 market place.
There can't be many who don't know the film's gritty details, so there's no time to be wasted here with those.
Instead, suffice it to say while the film looks dated by today's standards in its ILM FX, there's no disputing the fact the Cameron helmed movie is still one hell of a juggernaut of action and humour.
Schwarzenegger hits all the right notes, and while Furlong's debut still seems as wonky as it was at the time, the overall pace and the story-telling is still top notch.
In terms of the 3D it's not done for gimmicky effect, preferring instead to be used to add depth to some of the chase sequences but not to the detriment of the original's pace and narrative.
An early sequence with the truck chase with Patrick's T-1000 chasing down Furlong's John Connor on a bike is exceptional, both in action and execution - and the 3D adds the necessary depth to the frenetic freeway action behind them.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D is no quick cash in on the FX front, it's an enhancement to one fo the greatest sci-fi action films of all time. And given it's here for a good time, not a long time, you definitely need to be back for it.