Terminator 2: Dehanced Edition

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Original Release Date:
1991
Original Running Time:
153 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes
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Synopsis:
What if Terminator 2 was a smaller scale, lower budget horror movie— like Terminator 1?
This edit transforms Terminator 2 from an epic action adventure into a more brutal horror flick with older production values and a 1980’s aesthetic. While it’s still “bigger and better” than T1, the focus is now on smaller scale horror rather than epic grandness from a director trying hard to outdo "Die Hard."
Intention:
Makes T2 into an 80's horror flick.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
1. Used the longer ultimate edition as a base but some of the extended material is still cut or trimmed.
2. Updated some of the musical scoring to shift to a sci-fi horror theme. Used scoring from T1 and similar sounding music.
3. The Scribbling Man, a talented faneditor and musician, produced amazing T1 style score, tailored for multiple scenes.
4. Converted screen size to the less wide Terminator 1 aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Feels more retro.
5. New post processing and color grading, radically changing the aesthetic to match up with Terminator 1.
6. Added notice about fanedits / owning the source.
7. Tweaked Orion logo. Stabilized, glowier.
8. Added acknowledgments to VFX artists.
9. No more opening narration by Sarah informing us of the plot we are about to watch.
10. The original future scenes are removed from the intro. Some future footage used for later in the edit. The footage of older John Connor is completely cut.
11. Completely reworked, new introduction with focus on horror elements. Sarah’s Dream with new future war footage (VFX by Jamie Martin) and a recut version of Sarah’s vision of Reese. Then she wakes up in a dark room.
12. New opening credits. Blender work by shietze. Normal titles by krausfadr.
13. Trimmed crappy VFX from when the T-800’s time displacement bubble forms.
13. Added more mist as the T-800 slowly rises up.
14. Removed comedy from T-800’s arrival at the biker bar, including the women gawking. This Terminator arrives dead serious.
15. Trimmed various moments of over emphasis on every action with the bikers.
16. The T-800 is no longer “Bad to the Bone.” He’s much more violent before riding away from the biker bar, maintaining a better horror theme.
17. Removed the T-1000’s time displacement arrival.
18. Replaced 90’s Guns N Roses with 80’s Guns N Roses in multiple scenes.
19. Toned down Janelle’s (John’s stepmom’s) negativity.
20. A little Danzig plays on the boombox as John and his sidekick hack the ATM.
21. Trimmed John’s dialogue at the ATM to reduce cringe and make him more likable.
22. Sarah doesn’t do pull ups or ask Dr. Silberman about his knee. First we see of her is the videotape recounting her nightmares.
23. New scoring as we see Sarah’s videotape. Similar theme used in other scenes.
24. Removed Sarah's line about sunblock.
25. Trimmed Sarah’s meeting with Dr. Silberman. Made him less of a jerk so her violence against him is less justified. Sarah says less weird stuff.
26. Trimmed activity with Cyberdyne employees.
27. Silberman sarcastically doesn’t call Sarah a “model citizen.” We need Sarah’s attacks on him later to be more brutal, less justified.
28. We don’t realize the cop (played by Robert Patrick) is a Terminator at first. The first time we see him is when he looks for John at the foster parent’s house. Presumably he’s a just a police officer investigating John’s thefts.
29. The T-1000 doesn’t comment to the foster parents about the big biker looking for John.
30. Trimmed some of the footage of T-800 and friendly officer Robert Patrick strolling around the mall.
31. New score by The Scribbling Man when the T-1000 chases John into and through the service hallway.
32. Removed the random guy from the service hallway at the mall who flail danced as he was shot.
33. Trimmed the mall brawl between the two Terminators.
34. Less of the guy with the camera as the T-800 gets up from the floor.
35. Less of the T-1000 sprinting super fast after John on the dirt bike. Some of it looked too goofy.
36. New score by The Scribbling Man as the T-1000 chases after John, including the big rig chase scene.
37. Shortened and scaled back the sequence with the big rig chasing after John with various cuts and trims throughout. The rig doesn’t careen off an overpass to keep chasing John.
38. The T-800 keeps up in the motorcycle chase without shooting gates open with the shotgun.
39. No slo-mo when the T-800 rides the motorcycle off the ledge.
40. Trimmed big rig explosion, no rolling tire on fire.
41. Trimmed T-1000 walking out of the fiery wreck. Less dated 90’s CGI.
42. The T-800 doesn’t bash a pay phone to get quarters.
43. New VFX, SFX, and overall atmosphere at the foster parent’s house during the phone call, maintaining a horror theme.
44. After T-1000 kills the dog, kept a trimmed version of him searching John’s room. It had a good horror vibe going but we just don’t need to see him fondling every last object in the room.
45. The T-800 badly injures and kills some more people before going to rescue Sarah.
46. The T-800 is more violent when they arrive at the mental hospital, and John complains about it.
47. Moved conversation “you just can’t kill people” to later.
48. The orderly does not lick Sarah.
49. Scored and recut the T-1000 killing the cop (the security guy at mental hospital) getting his coffee.
50. Less Sarah skulking around the halls of the asylum for no good reason.
51. Trimmed Sarah giving Dr. Silberman and his colleague a beating.
52. Now right after John tells the T-800 not to kill people we cut to Sarah with a syringe in Silberman’s neck.
53. Removed epic camera action / spins as Sarah threatens to kill Silberman.
54. When the tough female hospital worker goes to punch the T-800 in the face she is immediately thrown back like a rag-doll.
55. New score by The Scribbling Man when the T-1000 walks through the bars all the way until he giving up chasing John, Sarah, and the T-800.
56. The T-800 doesn’t run like a dainty ballerina as he heads toward the elevator while being shot repeatedly by the T-1000.
57. Trimmed Sarah and the T-800 stealing the police car.
58. Trimmed the T-1000 chasing John, Sarah, and the T-800 fleeing in the stolen police car.
59. No lifeless dummy T-1000 attached to the the back of the car being drug around.
60. Sprinting T-1000 stops chasing the car sooner.
61. No family drama in the car after the escape from the T-1000.
62. John doesn't call the T-800 a lug nut.
63. Sarah and John remove the T-800’s chip and flip the switch so he learns (he stops killing after this). Trimmed the scene throughout for pacing. Less annoying / obvious instructions from the T-800. No contrived debate about smashing the chip.
64. In the car, the T-800 doesn’t go into details about the future rise of Skynet. Moved this dialogue for use later.
65. Cut John trying to get the food service cashier to smile.
66. Trimmed the T-800’s smile so we see the very beginning of the attempt but not the goofy end.
67. When Sarah is lost in a daydream, ignoring John, we see she is remembering years ago being in the Jeep, pregnant with John.
68. John doesn’t ask to help with car maintenance so the T-800 doesn’t deny the request for help.
69. Less annoying comments from John as the kids play fight.
70. Toned down Sarah when she starts asking the T-800 about Dyson.
71. Sarah doesn’t announce that John and the T-800 are on weapons detail.
72. Trimmed extended scene of John asking the T-800 if he is afraid of dying.
73. Less of John’s expository about his father, Kyle Reese, recounted to the T-800.
74. No inner monologue from Sarah about the T-800 being a surrogate father that never gets drunk.
75. Recut and changed Sarah’s nuclear nightmare, incorporating future footage. Sarah watches kids on swings but doesn’t see herself in the waitress uniform. The nightmare is now more intense.
76. Replaced score with Sarah’s theme (The Coming Storm) from T1 after the nightmare sequence.
77. John doesn’t cry out that his mom is going to blow Dyson away. Also the T-800 is now figuring out what Sarah is up to without being led by the nose by John.
78. Less military Sarah prepping for her suburban sniping.
79. Trimmed the remote control truck at Dyson’s house.
80. Less bullets riddling Dyson’s home office.
81. Dyson’s wife doesn’t do a weird dance-like move in fear for her life.
82. Less Sarah’s anguished face at Dyson’s. Trimmed after school special conversation with Sarah and John. They hug, we get the point.
83. Re-scored and recut the T-800 removing his arm flesh, revealing his endoskeleton to Dyson.
84. Replaced Sarah’s narration with the T-800 telling Dyson details about the Skynet becoming sentient and starting a nuclear war.
85. Cut Sarah talking about feeling a life growing inside you.
86. Dyson just says he’s going to be sick without complaining about being judged for things he hasn’t done yet.
87. Removed the epic-ness from the group’s arrival at the Cyberdyne building.
88. John doesn’t menacingly hold out duct tape at Cyberdyne after Sarah pulls the gun on the security guard.
89. Dyson doesn’t go into immediate coward mode at the first sign of trouble.
90. Trimmed much of the over the top epic action and explosions throughout the scenes at CyberDyne to scale back Die Hard on steroids.
91. Cut John’s line to Dyson “we got Skynet by the balls.”
92. Trimmed arrival and movements of the SWAT team.
93. No slo-mo when the SWAT teams bursts in and shoots Dyson.
94. Dyson detonates the explosives as the SWAT team is still right next to him. Much less wheezing / panting.
95. The T-800 doesn’t blow up the police cars ( Dyson got ‘em good enough!)
96. Cut the T-1000 initial glorious epic arrival on the motorcycle.
97. Reduced the obvious schmarm around the T-800 telling Sarah “I’ll be back” as he leaves her and John in the elevator.
98. Trimmed the long barrage of SWAT team bullets hitting the T-800. Removed the mannequin.
99. Various trims as the T-800 gasses the cops outside and returns to rescue Sarah and John. No more "hold this" line.
100. No slo-mo as the T-1000 careens the motorcycle out the skyscraper window. He isn’t as kind to the helicopter pilot. Continuing the horror element.
101. Cutting back to the T-1000 piloting the helicopter, there is blood on his face. He heats up his face and steams it off.
102. Trimmed the helicopter chasing the SWAT van.
103. Re-scored, added blood VFX and horror SFX when the T-1000 kills the trucker.
104. Trimmed bad looking shots (and sped up) the T-800 doing stuff and truck surfing.
105. Trimmed various repetitive and drawn out final action in the Industrial area.
106. No more "call to John."
107. No more flaming thumbs up.
108. Did not use the ”ultimate” alternate ending with Sarah made up to look old.
109. Updated highway ending to include some mushroom cloud imagery. Replaced Sarah’s ending narration.
110. New custom end credits.
111. New end credits music.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1991
Original Running Time:
153 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
What if Terminator 2 was a smaller scale, lower budget horror movie— like Terminator 1?
This edit transforms Terminator 2 from an epic action adventure into a more brutal horror flick with older production values and a 1980’s aesthetic. While it’s still “bigger and better” than T1, the focus is now on smaller scale horror rather than epic grandness from a director trying hard to outdo "Die Hard."
Intention:
Makes T2 into an 80's horror flick.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
1. Used the longer ultimate edition as a base but some of the extended material is still cut or trimmed.
2. Updated some of the musical scoring to shift to a sci-fi horror theme. Used scoring from T1 and similar sounding music.
3. The Scribbling Man, a talented faneditor and musician, produced amazing T1 style score, tailored for multiple scenes.
4. Converted screen size to the less wide Terminator 1 aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Feels more retro.
5. New post processing and color grading, radically changing the aesthetic to match up with Terminator 1.
6. Added notice about fanedits / owning the source.
7. Tweaked Orion logo. Stabilized, glowier.
8. Added acknowledgments to VFX artists.
9. No more opening narration by Sarah informing us of the plot we are about to watch.
10. The original future scenes are removed from the intro. Some future footage used for later in the edit. The footage of older John Connor is completely cut.
11. Completely reworked, new introduction with focus on horror elements. Sarah’s Dream with new future war footage (VFX by Jamie Martin) and a recut version of Sarah’s vision of Reese. Then she wakes up in a dark room.
12. New opening credits. Blender work by shietze. Normal titles by krausfadr.
13. Trimmed crappy VFX from when the T-800’s time displacement bubble forms.
13. Added more mist as the T-800 slowly rises up.
14. Removed comedy from T-800’s arrival at the biker bar, including the women gawking. This Terminator arrives dead serious.
15. Trimmed various moments of over emphasis on every action with the bikers.
16. The T-800 is no longer “Bad to the Bone.” He’s much more violent before riding away from the biker bar, maintaining a better horror theme.
17. Removed the T-1000’s time displacement arrival.
18. Replaced 90’s Guns N Roses with 80’s Guns N Roses in multiple scenes.
19. Toned down Janelle’s (John’s stepmom’s) negativity.
20. A little Danzig plays on the boombox as John and his sidekick hack the ATM.
21. Trimmed John’s dialogue at the ATM to reduce cringe and make him more likable.
22. Sarah doesn’t do pull ups or ask Dr. Silberman about his knee. First we see of her is the videotape recounting her nightmares.
23. New scoring as we see Sarah’s videotape. Similar theme used in other scenes.
24. Removed Sarah's line about sunblock.
25. Trimmed Sarah’s meeting with Dr. Silberman. Made him less of a jerk so her violence against him is less justified. Sarah says less weird stuff.
26. Trimmed activity with Cyberdyne employees.
27. Silberman sarcastically doesn’t call Sarah a “model citizen.” We need Sarah’s attacks on him later to be more brutal, less justified.
28. We don’t realize the cop (played by Robert Patrick) is a Terminator at first. The first time we see him is when he looks for John at the foster parent’s house. Presumably he’s a just a police officer investigating John’s thefts.
29. The T-1000 doesn’t comment to the foster parents about the big biker looking for John.
30. Trimmed some of the footage of T-800 and friendly officer Robert Patrick strolling around the mall.
31. New score by The Scribbling Man when the T-1000 chases John into and through the service hallway.
32. Removed the random guy from the service hallway at the mall who flail danced as he was shot.
33. Trimmed the mall brawl between the two Terminators.
34. Less of the guy with the camera as the T-800 gets up from the floor.
35. Less of the T-1000 sprinting super fast after John on the dirt bike. Some of it looked too goofy.
36. New score by The Scribbling Man as the T-1000 chases after John, including the big rig chase scene.
37. Shortened and scaled back the sequence with the big rig chasing after John with various cuts and trims throughout. The rig doesn’t careen off an overpass to keep chasing John.
38. The T-800 keeps up in the motorcycle chase without shooting gates open with the shotgun.
39. No slo-mo when the T-800 rides the motorcycle off the ledge.
40. Trimmed big rig explosion, no rolling tire on fire.
41. Trimmed T-1000 walking out of the fiery wreck. Less dated 90’s CGI.
42. The T-800 doesn’t bash a pay phone to get quarters.
43. New VFX, SFX, and overall atmosphere at the foster parent’s house during the phone call, maintaining a horror theme.
44. After T-1000 kills the dog, kept a trimmed version of him searching John’s room. It had a good horror vibe going but we just don’t need to see him fondling every last object in the room.
45. The T-800 badly injures and kills some more people before going to rescue Sarah.
46. The T-800 is more violent when they arrive at the mental hospital, and John complains about it.
47. Moved conversation “you just can’t kill people” to later.
48. The orderly does not lick Sarah.
49. Scored and recut the T-1000 killing the cop (the security guy at mental hospital) getting his coffee.
50. Less Sarah skulking around the halls of the asylum for no good reason.
51. Trimmed Sarah giving Dr. Silberman and his colleague a beating.
52. Now right after John tells the T-800 not to kill people we cut to Sarah with a syringe in Silberman’s neck.
53. Removed epic camera action / spins as Sarah threatens to kill Silberman.
54. When the tough female hospital worker goes to punch the T-800 in the face she is immediately thrown back like a rag-doll.
55. New score by The Scribbling Man when the T-1000 walks through the bars all the way until he giving up chasing John, Sarah, and the T-800.
56. The T-800 doesn’t run like a dainty ballerina as he heads toward the elevator while being shot repeatedly by the T-1000.
57. Trimmed Sarah and the T-800 stealing the police car.
58. Trimmed the T-1000 chasing John, Sarah, and the T-800 fleeing in the stolen police car.
59. No lifeless dummy T-1000 attached to the the back of the car being drug around.
60. Sprinting T-1000 stops chasing the car sooner.
61. No family drama in the car after the escape from the T-1000.
62. John doesn't call the T-800 a lug nut.
63. Sarah and John remove the T-800’s chip and flip the switch so he learns (he stops killing after this). Trimmed the scene throughout for pacing. Less annoying / obvious instructions from the T-800. No contrived debate about smashing the chip.
64. In the car, the T-800 doesn’t go into details about the future rise of Skynet. Moved this dialogue for use later.
65. Cut John trying to get the food service cashier to smile.
66. Trimmed the T-800’s smile so we see the very beginning of the attempt but not the goofy end.
67. When Sarah is lost in a daydream, ignoring John, we see she is remembering years ago being in the Jeep, pregnant with John.
68. John doesn’t ask to help with car maintenance so the T-800 doesn’t deny the request for help.
69. Less annoying comments from John as the kids play fight.
70. Toned down Sarah when she starts asking the T-800 about Dyson.
71. Sarah doesn’t announce that John and the T-800 are on weapons detail.
72. Trimmed extended scene of John asking the T-800 if he is afraid of dying.
73. Less of John’s expository about his father, Kyle Reese, recounted to the T-800.
74. No inner monologue from Sarah about the T-800 being a surrogate father that never gets drunk.
75. Recut and changed Sarah’s nuclear nightmare, incorporating future footage. Sarah watches kids on swings but doesn’t see herself in the waitress uniform. The nightmare is now more intense.
76. Replaced score with Sarah’s theme (The Coming Storm) from T1 after the nightmare sequence.
77. John doesn’t cry out that his mom is going to blow Dyson away. Also the T-800 is now figuring out what Sarah is up to without being led by the nose by John.
78. Less military Sarah prepping for her suburban sniping.
79. Trimmed the remote control truck at Dyson’s house.
80. Less bullets riddling Dyson’s home office.
81. Dyson’s wife doesn’t do a weird dance-like move in fear for her life.
82. Less Sarah’s anguished face at Dyson’s. Trimmed after school special conversation with Sarah and John. They hug, we get the point.
83. Re-scored and recut the T-800 removing his arm flesh, revealing his endoskeleton to Dyson.
84. Replaced Sarah’s narration with the T-800 telling Dyson details about the Skynet becoming sentient and starting a nuclear war.
85. Cut Sarah talking about feeling a life growing inside you.
86. Dyson just says he’s going to be sick without complaining about being judged for things he hasn’t done yet.
87. Removed the epic-ness from the group’s arrival at the Cyberdyne building.
88. John doesn’t menacingly hold out duct tape at Cyberdyne after Sarah pulls the gun on the security guard.
89. Dyson doesn’t go into immediate coward mode at the first sign of trouble.
90. Trimmed much of the over the top epic action and explosions throughout the scenes at CyberDyne to scale back Die Hard on steroids.
91. Cut John’s line to Dyson “we got Skynet by the balls.”
92. Trimmed arrival and movements of the SWAT team.
93. No slo-mo when the SWAT teams bursts in and shoots Dyson.
94. Dyson detonates the explosives as the SWAT team is still right next to him. Much less wheezing / panting.
95. The T-800 doesn’t blow up the police cars ( Dyson got ‘em good enough!)
96. Cut the T-1000 initial glorious epic arrival on the motorcycle.
97. Reduced the obvious schmarm around the T-800 telling Sarah “I’ll be back” as he leaves her and John in the elevator.
98. Trimmed the long barrage of SWAT team bullets hitting the T-800. Removed the mannequin.
99. Various trims as the T-800 gasses the cops outside and returns to rescue Sarah and John. No more "hold this" line.
100. No slo-mo as the T-1000 careens the motorcycle out the skyscraper window. He isn’t as kind to the helicopter pilot. Continuing the horror element.
101. Cutting back to the T-1000 piloting the helicopter, there is blood on his face. He heats up his face and steams it off.
102. Trimmed the helicopter chasing the SWAT van.
103. Re-scored, added blood VFX and horror SFX when the T-1000 kills the trucker.
104. Trimmed bad looking shots (and sped up) the T-800 doing stuff and truck surfing.
105. Trimmed various repetitive and drawn out final action in the Industrial area.
106. No more "call to John."
107. No more flaming thumbs up.
108. Did not use the ”ultimate” alternate ending with Sarah made up to look old.
109. Updated highway ending to include some mushroom cloud imagery. Replaced Sarah’s ending narration.
110. New custom end credits.
111. New end credits music.

User reviews

4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.5(4)
Audio Editing
 
9.3(4)
Visual Editing
 
9.8(4)
Narrative
 
9.3(4)
Enjoyment
 
8.8(4)
(Updated: June 15, 2024)
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Pushing the boundaries, together.... homogenization of otherwise disparate entries into singular series is, for me the crux of achievement when it comes to anything foisted upon the consumer. Video games are actually number one in this but boxset buyers are just as much a victim. It is my pet hate. When studios chop and change and tell us that bigger, is always better. For them, maybe. But for those whom must suspend disbelief and invest ourselves in franchises, I for one am not a mere fanny by the roadside. I want my shelves to be showcases for artefacts of tangible perfection, spaces upon which to align symphonies of timeless harmonic resonances. And in this dreamscape I believe krausfadr may indeed walk beside me. Hurrah!!!

I just watched T1 & T2 ala EnDe back to front (as it happens) and found them to gel together quite nicely. Resolving the aspect ratio disparity was certainly key here but the pace and general mood is also now on a level between the original and it sequel. Even to the point where I am thinking it may be worth sticking them together as one epic offering. Perhaps with an interlude rounding up the events that put Sarah in the asylum. Called: 'The EnDe of the Terminators'.... 'Cyberdyne's EnDe'??

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Yes
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9.6
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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7.0
I'm more of a fan of the original Terminator than Terminator 2, so this project was definitely something that immediately took my interest by trying to make Terminator 2 look more like the original than the blockbuster action film it eventually became. I think this version actually does pretty well. I like the gritty 80s b-movie horror look of the film itself. The style definitely helps, especially as we enter the film and further works with the bleak industrial scenes towards the end. You can tell a load of work has gone into the visual style of this edit alone.

The opening credits and sound are more in tune with the original and I think it improves the film. The musical score has been changed in places to replicate the original and I love that, especially for the bike/lorry chase.

Arnie in this film is probably more like a Terminator in a lot of ways, the more human edge that Terminator 2 gave him has been filed down somewhat, which is no bad thing. This Terminator is a bit more aggressive than what is originally seen too, a lot of the goofiness from the character (including thumbs up death) is gone, but the editor has kept things in like the "Hasta la vista, baby" quote, which is fine since it's the films catchphrase and it's a well played moment. There is more of an intense build up on the hunt for John Connor where a viewer seeing Terminator 2 for the first time would be thinking Arnie is in the same Terminator role as before. Finally, I liked seeing Kyle Reese at the beginning of the film too, which was a nod to it's predecessor and I can't believe it wasn't actually included in the theatrical version. I never knew that scene actually existed until now, so that was a happy surprise.

I'll admit I don't like the Miles Dyson part of the film and hence why I don't watch Terminator 2 as often. t's a shame that you cannot cut away from it either as the narrative is linked for later scenes. However, the editor has done the absolute best to trim it down. It really annoys me though. I just don't like the fact that Sarah goes to hunt Miles down and then we spend the rest of the film following Miles about and going to his workplace to needlessly blow things up and why would Sarah Connor want to risk messing up the future anyway? Aren't they supposed to be hiding from T-1000? She's already met Kyle Reese and already knows about the future, surely she knows it's going to happen whatever she decides to do? And if she did change the future, wouldn't that mean Kyle Reese wouldn't come into contact with her and therefore her own son John Connor would be erased too? There's too many questions and I'll move on quickly before I become too philosophical in this review!

Overall, it was a worthy watch. It was nice to come back to this film with a fresh vision and I think the editor has achieved this. If I had to watch Terminator 2 again then I would definitely consider this over the theatrical version. It's gritty and there's a lot less of the overproduced nonsense, which I believe gave a completely different tone to the sequel and in many ways made it less likeable than the original. If I could insert of an image of Arnie's death "thumbs up" to end this review then I would. Great stuff.

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9.0
Fun reworking of Terminator 2. I enjoyed the added grain and darker regrade, but the new aspect ratio doesn't always work because of the framing. It would have been better to work from a full-frame source, in my humble opinion, but mostly it works just fine.

The audio editing is adequate, and the new soundtrack really helps to give this movie a retro feel. I also enjoyed some of the little surprises, like changed dialogue and other things I won't spoil here.

Overall, there's enough freshness here to make this fanmix worth watching for any fans of the first two Terminator films. More fanmixes like this, please!
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I like that edit of T2. It is well made and entertaining. I should mention that I have not rewatched the original movie for a long time so my memory may be blurry about some details.
The visual treatment is very interesting, applying an older look without overdoing it. Everything that was cut I did not miss (or remembered). The new score is very cool. Added VFX are nice. I liked almost all of it. The only note I’d like to give for this review is about the pacing of the horror since this is a focus of this edit. I feel like T-1000 is missing for too long around the middle of the movie. I missed him and cooled down a bit too much during the time spent at Enrique’s and Miles’. That may well be how it was edited in the original, I can’t remember exactly but I feel like there is something missing here. How does T-1000 get his police bike again? Anyway moving on with the ratings.

AV quality: the degrading is very nice and well made. I like it! And Bravo Scribbling Man for the new score. It felt right!
Audio editing: all pretty well made. I was a bit distracted by the shifting levels of Welcome to the Jungle at first, but I think it was all ok when I went back for a second listen. It follows what we see on screen with maybe just a slight lack of finesse?
Video editing: All well, I think Reese talks for a few seconds without his lips moving after a cut in the dream sequence, but it goes by so quickly, nitpicking again.
Narrative: The story holds up fine, the humor is still there, the action scenes are thrilling, character arcs are as is, I think.
Enjoyment: My only gripes, I was missing the T-1000 for too long and there was too much of a cool down period for me in the middle of the movie.
Recommendation: I strongly suggest you watch this edit, especially if you like action movies from the ‘80s and appreciate the work that can be done on visual aesthetics of fanedits. Good job!

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