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Feature: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' at 30

So much can be said about a film as important and ground-breaking as this after 30 years of constant adoration and cultural significance. It’s important to note that out of the 3 available versions of the film, this retrospective focuses on the Extended Special Edition for the full 154 minute experience, hence a far longer narrative structure and extended scenes that are missing from the 137 theatrical version totalling a stacked 17 more minutes.

For many this sequel is far superior to the original, but in some ways it should never be compared because of how different they are and the tone they are both taking. The continued fight between man and machine has never been more exciting as it has been portrayed here and it’s a real shame all future Terminators decided to recycle most of ‘Terminator 2’ for their own individual stories. It proves how beautifully crafted and unique ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ is to tell a story and entertain audiences using a brilliant cast, steadily paced action sequences and plot development...

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