Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.
This is one of the films I grew up with and I'm always jealous of people who have never seen it and get to watch it for the first time not knowing who is the friend and who is the foe of John Connor. I watched this again in early 2022, and it holds up amazingly well (maybe apart from the obvious Arnie/Edward stunt double once or twice). For an action movie, there aren't many that have been paced better. The car chases are iconic, particularly for the truck and motorcycle jump, the elevator and subsequent on foot chase by the T-1000, the mall fight when the two terminators first meet... All amazing. The series has been trying to match this over 30 years and hasn't come close..