Terminator 2: The Judgment Day
1991
*****
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Earl Boen, Joe Morton, Robert Patrick, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley

This magnificent science fiction action sequel takes place some years after the The Terminator, and this time John Connor, the leader of the revolution in the future, sends Arnold back in time to protect his younger self from T-1000, the new liquid metal Terminator model, who was created with the groundbreaking digital effects. The story offers few surprises, but the gripping drama and stunning action set pieces more than make up for it. James Cameron delivers an ending that would perfectly wrap up this franchise, but Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and further sequels and spin-offs have followed. An Academy Award winner for best sound effects editing, sound, makeup, and visual effects.