The second film in the Terminator franchise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day which hit cinema screens more than a quarter century ago in August 1991, has been converted to 4K 3D and is all set to re-release in theaters on August 25 this year. Judgement Day was the last film in the franchise that director James Cameron directed after helming the directorial seat in the first movie The Terminator as well. He gave up the franchise in the hands of other directors after successfully launching the first two movies which were ultimately well received and with time, termed classics.
Terminator 2 is still rated high among the various sci-fi films we have been served over the years. It is a classic in the true sense and the film’s restoration and re-release will give the film’s new fans, who probably were too young for it when it originally released, a chance to watch it on the big screen in all its glory. Producer/Director James Cameron has closely overseen the film’s revamp process and 3D reconstruction.
The producers of Terminator 2: Judgement Day are terming this re-release as an effort on their part to introduce this powerhouse film to the new generation. As we have seen in the last few years, the exercise of re-releasing classic Hollywood blockbusters (Eg: Titanic 3D, The Lion King 3D and Jurassic Park 3D) has proven to be worthwhile and high-yielding, if we may say so. James Cameron, has also confirmed in his recent interviews, that he plans on reinventing the Terminator franchise with a trilogy, once the rights will be handed back to him in 2019. The last 3 films in the franchise failed to live up to their predecessors, with The 5th film Terminator Genisys, that came out in 2015, being a big disappointment.
Well, it remains to be seen if people will still be interested in the trilogy Cameron is developing. We will have to wait and watch for that. For now, catch the trailer of Terminator 2: Judgement Day starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Edward Furlong. which is scheduled for release on August 25.