Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Corrected entry: During the final chase scenes with the liquid nitrogen semi, the orange lights on top of the truck's cab change back and forth from 3 lights lit to all 5 lights lit between a few shots.

Correction: Easily explained as a short in the wiring after all the bumping and grinding the truck has done. My car has a parking and tail light that work intermittently exactly like that.

Corrected entry: When the tow truck finally crashes and the battery lead ignites the fuel, this would not happen as surely the truck is diesel powered, and diesel does not ignite in that way. (00:36:20)

Correction: "Surely the truck is diesel" does not mean it absolutely is, it MIGHT be petrol powered. The benefit of the doubt applies.

Corrected entry: After the Terminator tells Dyson what his work will eventually do, Dyson speaks several lines of dialogue. If you pay close attention to Sarah during this scene, you will see her mouthing his lines. (01:27:30)

Correction: She is repeating what she has heard a million times, in the last film. She is pointing out Dyson's guilt in a very telling and sarcastic manner.

Corrected entry: T-800's metal finger shouldn't be so big when he touches Connor's tears (it's almost as big as his gloves). We can see it's much thinner when he cuts off his skin at Cyberdyne's house.

Correction: The T-800 reveals his metal arm to Dyson but we then see he puts a glove on that hand and his jacket covering the rest of the arm for the remainder of the film. So whether he left the skin off his arm is impossible to tell. Being that his hand fills the glove we can presume he did put the skin back on his arm.

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Corrected entry: Why didn't the machines send the T-1000 back in time to 1984 to help the first Terminator? Even if the rebels had sent the reprogrammed T-800 back to 1984 as well that would have confused the hell out of Reese and Sarah, which would surely only have helped.

Correction: For that matter, why the machines didn't send the T-1000 to kill Sarah Connor when she was a kid - and, thus, an easier target? Or why didn't they send the T-1000 to kill John Connor when he was 9, instead of 10 years old? That was an arbitrary choice of the script, and any year would give space to questioning. So, why bother? The real reason was: the movie was made in 1991 and so Cameron decide to set the story in 1991.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Arnie and John Connor are underneath the pickup truck, doing some repairs, just before the terminator asks "Why do you cry?", Arnie is tightening something with a wrench and lets out a very audible grunt. My impression was that a killer robot like him wouldn't have problems with strain. (01:24:00)

Correction: Arnie is an infiltration unit designed to appear human. Since a human would strain Arnie would simulate having to strain to tighten the bolt so as not to blow his cover.

Corrected entry: In the scene where John and Arnie are talking on the phone to the T-1000, who has killed and is imitating John's foster mother, Todd gets a drink from a carton and complains about the dog barking, the T-1000 stabs him through the carton, mouth and out of the back of his head pinning him upright against the kitchen wall killing him instantly, yet for over 30 seconds he is still gripping the carton with his left hand. (00:41:30)

Correction: When people die, the muscles in their hands contract, making it possible for them to hold something for a while longer after they've died.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Arnold, Sarah and John escape the mental hospital, and the T-1000 is walking back down the street, he runs into a cop on a bike. When we see him talking, steam is coming out of his mouth like it is cold outside. But he is not human, so this is not possible.

Correction: Obviously the T-1000 is a highly advanced cyborg. Even, the T-800 series could be built with "living" tissue over a metal endoskeleton. Surely the more advance T-1000 could have been built with a "breath synthesizer/replicator."


Corrected entry: When the T-800 first sees John Connor on his bike with his friend, he zooms in to check the identity, and the close-up shows us Johns face with his hair nicely done and hanging down - however, wouldn't his fair be thrown backwards, accounting for the speed they were going on the bike?

Correction: That was a photo that the Terminator had, so he could identify the target.

That's not correct, the image we see in the T-800's vision is supposed to be a zoomed in image of John Connor on his motorcycle, but is a still photograph.


Corrected entry: Before the Terminator is lowered into the steel, he says "goodbye." You can see his breath revealing the actual temperature on the set.

Correction: He is a cyborg, not a human, and he is being lowered into a vat of molten steel. That's not his breath - it is part of his plastic, steel, titanium, carbon fibre, silicon (etc) body burning up as he goes.

The poster isn't speaking of when Arnie starts burning up, but moments before. When the T-800 says "good-bye" you can see Schwarzenegger's breath.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where the Terminator and the T-1000 are fighting in the corridors of The Galleria, the Terminator has fired multiple shots at the T-1000. When he gets up off the floor, the Terminator throws him into the left wall and the impact hole is already visible before he hits. (00:31:45)


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The Terminator: I need your clothes, boots and your motorcycle.
Cigar Biker: You forgot to say please.

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Trivia: The insert car driver (towing the bike ridden by Eddie Furlong) was warned at the very beginning of the scene where John rides out of the mall and the T-1000 is chasing him, that Robert Patrick could run exceptionally well. The driver confidently said that Patrick wouldn't catch him. However, on the very first take, Patrick ran right up and tapped Furlong on the shoulder. So if this was real life, the human race would be in trouble.

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Question: Why did the T-1000 kill the officer in the beginning and steal his clothes? Later we see the uniform heal so we know he can create clothing.


Answer: He didn't steal his clothes, but copied them. He can only copy things that he physically touches. He had to touch the cop to take on his look. Also since the cop was a witness to this ruthless killing machine, it needed to kill him to protect itself from being discovered too soon. The Terminator is an infiltration unit on an assassination mission to kill John Connor. As advanced as it is, it needs as little attention drawn to it as possible. Having the entire police force chasing him down would not be ideal for his goal to get Connor and would inevitably slow him down and risk allowing Connor a better chance of escape. The T 1000 also is an emotionless machine programmed by other machines that are intent on killing off all humans in the future. It doesn't value human life, and if anything has been programmed to regard them as a pest to be dealt with. The cop was a means to an ends and an obstacle to take out. As well, the cop did also posses a weapon, and was the T-1000's quickest way to get his hands on a gun.

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Answer: While the T-1000 did kill the officer at the beginning (which is pretty much standard behavior for Terminators), it didn't steal the officer's clothes. It merely sampled the officer's appearance as soon as it touched him. However, it did steal the officer's firearm, because the T-1000 could not mimic complex mechanical objects or weapons (it could only mimic stabbing and cutting weapons).

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