One of the greatest sci-fi action films of all time will once again grace the big screen this August, remastered and in 3D.
James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991 was groundbreaking with its special effects and twenty-six years later the movie still holds up, but is also one of those rare sequels that actually surpasses the original movie.
If you were to put Terminator 2 in your blu-ray player or call it up on a digital streaming service of your choice and watch it your first thought would not be the movie needs to be remastered, but that’s just what James Cameron has done. Why you ask?
Cameron had each frame of the movie cleaned and remastered so he could convert it to 3D for its return to theaters late this summer. On Thursday a new trailer for the 3D version was released on line, although the trailer it self is only 2D.
It took Cameron’s company Lightstorm Entertainment over a year to complete the restoration. When they were finished the 35mm cut of the movie had been upgraded to 4K quality and then converted to 3D.
Some purist out there may question why, but if you think about it James Cameron would not release one the greatest action movies of all time back into theaters with a crap 3D conversion.
In my opinion knowing that the film was only remastered with some of the effects cleaned up doesn’t bother me. The restoration looks to have been done more to bring the movie into the 21st century in quality and less about altering it.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D to hit theaters on August 25, 2017
Synopsis for Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D:
It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John, the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator, sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child.
Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.
The battle for tomorrow has begun….
James Cameron’s masterpiece starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, has been converted in immersive 3D by Cameron himself. First hitting our screens in 1991 with groundbreaking special effects, the 3D version will take the seminal blockbuster to the next level of effects and into the 21st century for the next generation of fans.