Yesterday I revealed a new collecting interest of mine (non-sport, movie cards) and today I’m going to show off a few from a movie that ranks high on many lists for ‘Greatest Action Film’/’Greatest Sci-Fi Films’ of all-time.
Upon its 1991 release, Terminator 2: Judgement Day was the most expensive film ever made, and its groundbreaking visual and special effects helped the James Cameron-directed film to win an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Instead of my own commentary, I’m going to turn to the back of the featured cards to tell the story…
#1 Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the role of an unstoppable cyborg from the future, reunited with Linda Hamilton as the woman who knows what the future holds.
The Main Characters
#2 (Top Left) Cyberdyn systems, Model 101. Thirty-five years from now it was reprogrammed by the adult John Conner to travel back in time and protect 10-year old John Conner from a more advanced terminator, the T-1000, also sent back in time.
#3 (Top Right) This beautiful 29-year old woman, who survived a terminator attack in 1984, must protect her young son John from a new threat from the future…a different, advanced terminator, even more terrifying than the first.
#4 (Bottom Left) A boy forced by his mother to grow up in a hurry, young John (Edward Furlong) finds he is the target of an artificial assassin from the year 2029, sent back in time to destroy the future leader of the resistance.
#5 (Bottom Right) A more advanced model than the original terminator, the T-1000 (Robert Patrick) is a liquid-metal warrior- a mercury man- that can alter its appearance and assume the form of unsuspecting human victims.
#6 L.A. 2029- In this nightmare world of the future, human troops engage in desperate combat with advanced machines for possession of the dead earth.
#7 Men Vs. Machines- 3 billion human lives ended on August 29, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgement Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare, the war against the New Machines… and their leader was John Conner.
#8 Endoskeleton Patrol- This murderous machine resembles a chrome skeleton…a high-tech death figure. Its glowing red eyes compassionlessly sweep the pitted terrain, hunting. It, in turn, is pursued and finally annihilated by members of the resistance.
#9 In Search of John- The re-programmed terminator arrives in present day Los Angeles, appropriates a motorcycle from a startled bike, and sets out in search of young John Conner, who now lives with his foster parents.