He said he’d be back, he meant it, it’s nothing personal! Welcome to Episode 26 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.”
On this episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, huge Terminator fan (and host) Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Michael Hadjion to discuss what is probably regarded as one of the best (if not the best) sci-fi action films (and sequels) of all time. Today “Reel Chat” is going all fan boy, and delving deep into James Cameron’s incredible “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” or “T2” – chapter 2 in the hugely successful franchise that spawned a further 2 big-budget sequels (with another reboot/sequel/prequel “Terminator Genisys” out next week), and a short-lived, slightly underrated, two season television series (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”)
With the new film on it’s way, there really was no better time for the guys to get stuck into this masterpiece. Adam and Michael are in their element here, showing plenty of love to a film they obviously hold in extremely high regard. This “Reel Chat” episode also matches “Star Wars” and “The Terminator” in it’s epic-ness, clocking in at just under a mammoth 2 hours! But the Terminator franchise is massive, and the guys get stuck into this groundbreaking film’s origins, it’s legacy, it’s supremely talented filmmakers, it’s iconic cast, Brad Fiedel’s electronic score, it’s numerous DVD and Blu-Ray releases (which, like the original, we’re all still waiting for a definitive version), it’s legendary use of CGI special effects, as well as strong debate on which version of the film is the one to watch.
Film fans and Terminator fans take note – you definitely don’t want to miss this episode! Use it as the perfect gearing up for “Terminator Genisys.” And as a special bonus, tune in to hear James Cameron’s recent thoughts on this latest take and exploration of the universe he created. This episode is huge – as unstoppable as the T-1000 itself!
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Brose 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Stuart 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Michael 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND