Something Surprising about Terminator 2

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  1. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

    Maybe some you had already realized this, but I hadn't. From Quora:

    Since the second it came out, Terminator 2: Judgment Day became a classic, and to this day is considered by many to be the greatest action movie of all time.

    But before the movie started shooting, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a problem with the script and I can't blame him for it.

    James Cameron revealed in an interview with The Ringer:

    I could tell there was something bugging him, right? We were pals at this point. Post-Terminator, we rode motorcycles together.

    And he said, ‘Jim, I have a big problem with the script.’ I said, ‘Well, what is it?’ And he said, ‘I don’t kill anybody.’ I said, ‘I know, right? They’ll never see that coming. Nobody will guess it.’

    He said, ‘I know, but one thing is a surprise. Another thing is I don’t kill anybody and I’m the Terminator.’

    This is happening on some terrace at Cannes and everybody’s looking. I’m like, ‘Let’s talk this out.’ I give him all the reasons how it’s going to work. He said, ‘I know, but everybody knows I kick in the door and shoot everybody. That’s what I do.’
    Up until now, I hadn't noticed he never killed anyone in the film, and that shows how good the film is. The characters are so good that we don't even notice that the T-800 is not doing what he is known for but still manages to be the badassest badass of all badasses.

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  2. Jacketon

    Jacketon Adept

    There's also a link to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The shopping mall where the two Terminators descend on John Conner is at Santa Monica Place, the exterior of which was used as Ridgemont Mall in Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

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