So I bought a Blu-ray player on Black Friday. I know, I know. I procrastinated for so long because, well, to be honest, DVD’s are good enough quality for me. But after skimming the ads and finding some amazing Blu-ray’s on sale, and almost all of them in the science fiction genre, I couldn’t resist.

However, after watching Terminator 2 on my new Blu-ray player, I realized something. Sure the graphics are great and the picture is quite a sight clearer then your average DVD, it is the story that pulls you in, not the visuals. And that’s the way that it should be, and if you needed proof that this is in fact true, there is no better movie to watch to prove my point then Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

You see, in my opinion, what is so great about Terminator 2 is not only the story that is told, but also the story that is only touched upon, which is the story about how the machines came to be and rose to power and eventually turned the human race into an endangered species. Put these two plots together and you have no choice but to get sucked in.

In Terminator 2: Judgement Day the terminator is back, however, this time there is two of them. Has SkyNet decided overkill is the best method to take out John Conner once and for all? We don’t know, not until after the original Terminator saves Conner and whisks him away on his Harley. But the story doesn’t end there. There is still John‘s mother to think about, Sarah. With John‘s escape the best bet for the T-1000 to terminate his target to make contact with friends or family members he might seek out to warn and/or save, which is what John ends up doing.

In the end they escape and prepare to live a life on the run, at least until their future catches up with their past the machine wars begin. But Sarah has another plan. Why not re-write history? Why not only save themselves but all of humanity along with it?

On the spur-of-the-moment decision, Sarah flees, leaving John and his terminator protector wondering where it is she has gone too. But then the answer is obvious: she has gone to kill Dyson, the creator behind the terminator. But can her plan be pulled off that simply or will she be forced to face the T-1000 once again in final stand-off that will determine the fate of humanity?

Terminator is one of my favorite movie-series and belongs on the list of one of the greatest science fiction films to ever be put out. It is right up there with Star Wars and Aliens, is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again.

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