The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Crank up the Guns N’ Roses and slap on some shades as our Arnold Schwarzenegger retrospective continues with 1991 Oscar-winner Terminator 2: Judgement Day

In 1984, James Cameron released The Terminator, a low budget sci-fi/horror movie starring an up-and-coming Arnold Schwarzenegger, to critical acclaim and moderate success.  In 1991, Cameron brought back Arnie, by this time an international superstar, with this sequel so sensational that it out-grossed all his previous movies at the box office, combined. Terminator 2 also saw the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and introduced Edward Furlong as her son John Connor and Robert Patrick as the iconic T-1000 terminator.  Witness the glorious carnage again on the big screen and let yourself be transported back to a time before cell phones, computers, and parental supervision.


“A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.”  — Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

“For all its state-of-the-art pyrotechnics and breathtaking thrills, this bruisingly exciting movie never loses sight of its humanity. That’s its point, and its pride.” — David Ansen, Newsweek

“Terminator 2 is movie-making on a massive scale, packed dense with spectacular touches that are too many to describe . . .” — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle