James Cameron had bigger box-
T2 now gets thought-
John says goodbye and the Terminator sacrifices himself. Sarah looks to the future, with hope this time.
Well, at least until the next installment!
John Conner is just living his life, like any normal American kid -
John Connor is, ostensibly, the protagonist (although, granted, I’ll accept the argument that the Terminator is the main character in this instalment). Before the terminators show up at the mall and duke it out, John isn’t in any danger. His life is proceeding as normal. But, the second the T-
Notice how the stakes rise for the protagonist: No danger to grave danger all of a sudden.
Notice that the setting also changes: John goes from neighbourhood-
The future. Post-
The much more dangerous T-
They find out that the future war was started, basically, because they reverse-
Notice how the stakes rise for the protagonist(s): They aren’t in any immediate danger, they’ve lost the T-
Notice that the setting also changes: On the run -
They’ve escaped the T-
Well, not quite… This isn’t a victory at all. In fact, it only gets far more dangerous from here on out.
Original movie posters from the film
Determinism and free will. One person can change the future. We must have hope. Technology is becoming too prominent in our lives. We are becoming slaves to the technology.
Sarah goes from being a hard-