Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Terminator 2: Judgment Day – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1991 saw probably the most epic and perfect sequel ever made in the form of James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It had been seven years since the original film burst onto our screens and there had been talk of a sequel for a number of years but it wasn’t until Cameron felt comfortable with realising his visual style for the main villain, the T-1000, which he wanted to be made out of liquid metal.
The film proved a huge success and set many box office records and won as many awards for its technical achievements. People went crazy for it, with kids buying all the toys and loads of tie-in video games. The adverting was crazy – just like Batman in 1989!
Let’s take a look back at this classic and see why it was so popular!