T2 was one of my childhood films. The first I ever remember crying at. We all know the scene, grown men to young children, the thumb in the molten steel will forever be iconic for inducing tears for a machine. The rest of the film lives up to its ending however. From the realistic and practical action, to the great for its time CGI used for the T-1000.
It was the action film that had it all. Emotion and weight drove the action scenes to ever urgent heights, introducing character that have become a staple of the series, bad boy John and bad ass Sarah have never been better than here, and let’s face it, this has to be the peak of Arnold’s career. For me personally, it was always the films villain that had me coming back again and again. All this, and from a sequel no less.