I want action big, and most importantly, and with cybernetic killing machines!
Day 19 – Your Favorite Action Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, James Cameron)
It’s heavy on the science fiction, that much is obvious. It’s also heavy on the drama, but where Terminator 2: Judgment Day flexes the most muscle is in its presentation of action. James Cameron has a keen eye for action, I would hope that even his biggest detractors are able to recognize this. The man understands how to put together action scenes better than any other director I have ever seen. Terminator 2: Judgment Day has moments of bombastic action, but it creates a nice bedrock around those moments with smaller instances of action. When the two terminators first meet it isn’t a big moment of action, but it’s still an action packed sequence that shows the understanding Cameron has for how to implement action into the other aspects of his film. I’ve long bellowed about the awesomeness that is Terminator 2: Judgment Day, it is the best action film out there after all.