Tough Guy Cinema

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY

Director James Cameron
Year 1991
Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong
Rating R
Run Time 137min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Happy Father's Day!

We're celebrating the vast cornucopia of filmic father/child relationships this month, and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is one of the best! After all, what film better captures the sort of maturity and character that a strong male role model can instill into a young man? Especially when said male role model is a reprogrammed murder robot from the future and the young man is destined to be mankind's savior? James Cameron's masterpiece stands alone in exploring these themes.

We're also screening a bunch of other Dad movies Father's Day weekend: Michael Keaton in MR. MOM, Sean Connery in INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, and Gene Hackman's last great role in THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (with booze and cheese pairings from Antonelli's)!

“Come with me if you want to live.”

It’s been more than 10 years since Sarah Connor narrowly escaped with her life from the T-800. Since being informed by a soldier from the future that she is raising the inevitable savior of the computer-controlled apocalypse world, Sarah has devoted her life to bodybuilding and teaching her son how to be full-time awesome. But when you’re the only person who knows the future, the rest of the world will think you're crazy. So while Sarah spends some time in the looney bin, her son, John, has been relegated to a life of foster care and teen rebellion..until one day a new and improved Terminator, the T-1000, is sent back in time to find and destroy the boy who will be humanity's only hope for survival. But not if the reprogrammed, old-school AHNULD bot, T-800, has anything to say about it!

Applying some of the same finesse that he put to good use in the ALIEN franchise, James Cameron grabbed the reins of his TERMINATOR sequel and created a grander, sweeping epic of a movie with faster action, glossier visuals, and more thrilling special-effects. Inside the casing of this battling robotic beast beats the heart of a real human being, which is why TERMINATOR 2 forever changed the face of action filmmaking and gave a whole generation of grown men a reason to cry.

“I know now why you cry. But it's something I can never do.” *thumbs up* (Greg MacLennan)

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