Half A Terrific Terminator

Sure, he can save the planet. But can he save megabudget action movies?

You are advised to wear "a sun block of 2,000" on Aug. 29, 1997. Otherwise you will be among the 3 billion people fried in a nuclear war triggered by some very smart, nasty computers. Lands will be leveled. Bodies will crumble like burned paper. Corrosive gales will surge across the earth. This ultimate special effect will come to pass . . . unless three little people -- actually two little people and a big burly cyborg -- can do some serious computer hacking.

That's the doomsday prospectus outlined in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, James Cameron's sequel to his wonderfully reverberant...

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