History Film / Terminator2JudgmentDay

23rd Jun '16 10:21:05 AM Cintari
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The T-880 has to destroy himself, and the Connors may spend the rest of their lives in hiding from the law, but they stopped Judgment Day, and Sarah notes that "if a machine, a terminator, can learn the value of human life, perhaps we can too.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The T-880 T-800 has to destroy himself, and the Connors may spend the rest of their lives in hiding from the law, but they stopped Judgment Day, and Sarah notes that "if a machine, a terminator, can learn the value of human life, perhaps maybe we can too.]]"]]
20th Jun '16 2:09:29 AM Arivne
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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: When John, Sarah and the T-800 visit Enrique, Sarah and Enrique speak to each other in Spanish, and John and Enrique's lady friend do as well. There is no translation for the audience.
17th Jun '16 9:19:52 PM WrongVerb
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** During the escape from the mental institution, the T-800, John, and Sarah are shooting at the T-1000. At one point John warns Sarah that the clip he just handed her is the last one.
6th Jun '16 3:56:35 AM Qube
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* WhamLine: The Terminator has found John and has him at gunpoint, with the other time-traveller too late to intervene. Then the Terminator tells John to get down before firing on the other; this reveals the unknown man as both not human and some new kind of Terminator. TrailersAlwaysSpoil did this twist in at the time of its release. This twist has also become [[ItWasHisSled common knowledge]] (thanks in part to nearly every sequel after this positioning Arnold's T-800 as a heroic character), which further diminishes the "wham effect".

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* WhamLine: "Get down."
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The Terminator has found John and has him at gunpoint, with the other time-traveller too late to intervene. Then the Terminator tells John to get down before firing on the other; this reveals the unknown man as both not human and some new kind of Terminator. TrailersAlwaysSpoil [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil The trailer]] did this twist in at the time of its release. This twist release, and it has also since become [[ItWasHisSled common knowledge]] (thanks thanks in part to nearly every sequel after this positioning Arnold's T-800 as a heroic character), which further diminishes the "wham effect".character.



** In the director's cut, John has to stop Sarah from destroying the T-800--a massive asset in both their two-person war against the future the more immediate threat of the T-1000--by way of destroying its CPU. He throws all her rhetoric about how he's supposed to be the "great military leader" back in her face by pointing out that he can't even get ''his own mother'' to listen to him.

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** In the director's cut, John has to stop Sarah from destroying the T-800--a massive asset in both their two-person war against the future the destruction of mankind and their more immediate threat of struggle against the T-1000--by way of destroying its CPU. He throws all her rhetoric about how he's supposed to be the "great military leader" back in her face by pointing out that he can't even get ''his own mother'' to listen to him.
2nd Jun '16 12:45:55 PM eroock
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* MakingUseOfTheTwin
** The scene where hospital security guard Lewis dies at the T-1000's hands features twins Don and Dan Stanton; Don is the real guard and Dan is the T-1000 mimicking him.
** There is a shot where Sarah appears on screen with the T-1000 as it mimics her. Linda Hamilton's twin sister, Leslie Hamilton-Gearren, plays the role of the T-1000 in the scene. The filmmakers were not aware until production commenced that Hamilton had a twin; the original plans called for complex camera tricks and film editing to achieve the same result. Leslie also plays the "motherly" version of Sarah from her playground nightmare.
** Gearren is also used in a deleted scene, restored in the extended cut, that appears to show the Terminator in a mirror while Hamilton is working on the inside of his head. This was actually a clever set piece, done entirely without camera effects, through the use of an empty mirror frame, the Hamilton twins (Leslie operating on the Terminator and [[MirrorRoutine Linda copying Leslie's moves]]), and a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull (with Leslie operating on the dummy while Linda mirrors the movements with the real Schwarzenegger).
2nd Jun '16 12:43:27 PM eroock
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* BavarianFireDrill: The T-1000 prefers to disguise itself as a police officer.

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* BavarianFireDrill: The T-1000 prefers to disguise itself as a police officer.%%* BavarianFireDrill
1st Jun '16 6:30:55 PM CockroachCharlie
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** Likewise with Dyson when his wife complained he was working more than paying attention to his family, he, unquestioningly, shuts off his work, showing he really is a decent guy.
17th May '16 9:39:56 PM Ohio9
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Sarah Connor racking her Remington 870 shotgun one-handed when shooting the T-1000 in the steel mill. While it looks awesome, there really isn't any practical reason to do this instead of the standard 2-handed method.
17th May '16 8:51:26 PM FlyingSaucer
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Sarah Connor racking her Remington 870 shotgun one-handed when shooting the T-1000 in the steel mill. While it looks awesome, there really isn't any practical reason to do this instead of the standard 2-handed method.
24th Apr '16 1:56:18 AM JediGoalie30
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* ComesGreatResponsibility: While John's first reaction to the fact that the Terminator is programmed to obey his orders is to [[PowerHigh remark about how cool it is to have his own Terminator]], he learns this quickly after he orders the Terminator to fight off the two guys who came to see if he was ok and it almost kills one of them. [[HeelRealization Realizing that having the Terminator at his command means that he is in control of a lethal weapon]], he not only [[EstablishingCharacterMoment lectures it about not killing]], his second official order [[note]] the first one being that it help him rescue his mom [[/note]] is that ThouShaltNotKill.
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