Episode 127: James Cameron’s “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”
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In 1991, James Cameron released the second sequel film in his career but this time, it was a sequel for a franchise he started. “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” was the first summer blockbuster of its kind. It’s blend of high octane action and heart-stopping chase scenes were firmly intact but its commercial and merchandising potential was somewhat targeted to children despite its “R” Rating. “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” was also one of the first films to depict its star Arnold Schwzenegger as a father figure.
Did James Cameron return to familiar material after the mixed critical response and box office failure of his last film, “The Abyss?” Why did James Cameron shift the tone in “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” from what made the original “Terminator” film successful? And how did “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” kick off James Cameron’s career in the 90s?
James Cameron’s “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” is the subject of episode 127 of the AuteurCast…