July 4, 1991

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Still as thrilling as it was in 1991, although the pacing drags in the middle third of the movie. A wonderful example of taking cutting edge CGI technology and creating a character around it. This could have been a dramatically clunky conceit used to show off some neat special effects, but the whole "polymimetic liquid metal" idea works very well. Robert Patrick is great as the Corvette to Arnold's Mack Truck. Kristanna Loken's TX "Terminatrix" in the third movie is pretty un-inventive by comparison.