Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Monday, May 20
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2hr 17mins // directed by:James Cameron // featuring:Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Before director James Cameron created those big, blue, pterodactyl-riding, cat-people in Avatar, he was responsible for taking special effects to eye-popping new heights in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Proving that Aliens, his terrifyingly awesome equel to Ridley Scott’s Alien was no fluke, Cameron didn’t just phone in his follow-up to his own classic, The Terminator – he upped the ante with a spectacular second chapter that raised the bar for action films and still stands up 20 years later.

A decade after the original Terminator wreaked havoc on Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as another Model 101 cyborg. This, time, however, he’s reprogrammed and teleported to the past to protect Sarah’s 10-year-old son John (Edward Furlong) from a newer, more advanced, and more deadly Terminator, the T-1000 (a chilling Robert Patrick), made entirely of shape-shifting liquid metal and bent on killing the boy before he can fulfill his destiny and lead the human resistance in the future war with the tyrannical machines. Together, John, Sarah, and Arnie’s good Terminator must try to defeat the seemingly indestructible T-1000 and prevent nuclear war on Judgment Day from occurring.

Thad Starner has never squared off against a morphing, liquid-metal adversary (at least not that we know of). But it’s not for nothing that he has been described as one of the world’s
leading experts on what it’s like to live a cyborg’s life. A pioneering researcher in the field of wearable computing and an associate professor at Georgia Tech, Starner has been wearing a
computer and display regularly since 1993. Mounted over the left lens of his eyeglasses is a tiny computer monitor; he sees its display – pictures, emails, appointments, any information he needs – superimposed on top of the world.