It's no secret that the Terminator franchise has been troubled for more than a decade. Other filmmakers have tried to effectively keep James Cameron's franchise going, but none of the later installments have measured up to those original two movies that Cameron helmed. In case you need a reminder of that, Terminator 2: Judgement Day is back in theaters starting today, and it's been fully converted for 3D screening. For those of you hoping that Terminator 2 3D also added extra scenes, you're out of luck. However, Cameron did take this opportunity to fix a continuity mistake during the scene when the T-1000 is driving after John Connor in a tow truck. Cameron explained:
Terminator 2: Judgement Day was a pioneering movie in the realm of visual effects thanks to its CGI work, but as James Cameron mentioned to EW, the movie-making technology at the time wasn't sophisticated enough to add in digital windshields. Evidently this wasn't an issue big enough to tackle for a later home release, but with Terminator 2 back in theaters, Cameron decided this was the perfect time to fix that pesky continuity error. Other than that, the movie will flow exactly the same way, only this time, Terminator fans can watch the events unfold as a 3D spectacle.
You can check out Terminator 2's truck chase sequence below, and pay attention at the 1:58 to see the windshields clearly popping off as the truck hits the pavement.
More than 25 years after its initial release, Terminator 2: Judgement Day remains not just one of the best entries in the Terminator franchise (often considered the best entry, depending on who you ask), but also a classic sci-fi movie. After Terminator 2's release, James Cameron vacated the director's chair and wasn't directly involved in the making of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys. However, Cameron has expressed interest in helping relaunch the Terminator franchise, although he won't be directing again due to his work on the Avatar sequels. According to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the next movie will begin shooting next March.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on the future of the Terminator franchise. In the meantime, you can catch Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D in select theaters for the next week.
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