Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Movie Moments: #87

Terminator 2:  Judgment Day (1981)

The best part of this movie is the opening sequence (see the link below)), although the Sarah Connor sequences and the scenes with the shape shifting metallic T-1000 Terminator are also memorable.  Plus the former Governor of California playing the good guy Terminator, whereas in T1 he was the bad guy Terminator.  Less kind people commented that Arnie playing a robot was inspired casting.

It’s 11 years after T1.  John Connor, future leader of the human resistance is aged 10 and Mum is in jail.  The machines send another terminator back in time, this time to kill John Connor.  Who will save the day?  The human resistance sends back Arnie, this time to protect John.  All hell then breaks loose.

John Connor: No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don't say "affirmative," or some shit like that. You say "no problemo." And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say "eat me."  And if you want to shine them on it's "hasta la vista, baby."
The Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.
John Connor: Yeah but later, dickwad. And if someone gets upset you say, "chill out"! Or you can do combinations.
The Terminator: Chill out, dickwad.
John Connor: reat! See, you're getting it!
The Terminator: No problemo.


Given Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $15-million salary and his total of 700 words of dialogue, he was paid $21,429 per word. "Hasta la vista, baby" cost $85,716.

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