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First, the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) film-rating system is voluntary and not enforced by law. Still, most theaters in the United States enforce the ratings and don't let children under 17 into R-rated films without a parent or legal guardian. So it's really up to a child actor's parents whether or not they're allowed to see an R-rated ...


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It neutralises the user codes in the building, there would still be master codes etc. Otherwise how would the police move around in the building, what if there was a fire etc. It is this master code that John cracked. As for the ATM working differerntly: What John appeared to have was a brute force number generator (perhaps with a little optimising AI), ...


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Dyson is threatening to blow up the building with an improvised dead man's switch. If the police try to disarm him, he's guaranteed to drop the weight and set off the explosives. They have no chance of success in disarming him. He is giving them a chance of getting out of the building by telling them he doesn't know how much longer he can hold the weight. ...


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From the Script: [...] [...] NEUTRALIZED CODES: Miles Dyson says "[The alarm] neutralizes the codes throughout the building". My guess: I think it would make sense that there is some sort of emergency or master code that does not get neutralized, so security (and/or the big boss) can still open doors. So maybe John Connor cracks ...


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I stumbled upon this recent question about Terminator 2, in particular about the scene where Miles Dyson dies after having been wounded lethally and trying to buy time for the others by detonating a grenade. He warns the upcoming SWAT team that the grenade will go off shortly and they run away. You are implying in the question that there was a moral ...


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I always assumed SWAT didn't die -- that Dyson was able to hold the detonator long enough for SWAT to get to safety. If it's true that the scene-cutting didn't allow enough time elapse for the SWAT escape, I have to think this was an editing decision made for visual effect -- not to indicate that the SWAT guys were killed. Killing SWAT would not add value ...


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TL;DR: Terminator 1 appeared to follow the predestination ideology, where going back in time meant that John Connor and Kyle Reese fulfilled their roles, rather than changing anything. Terminator 2 played much more with the idea of both fate and free will. By exercising free will, the future was changed. Of course it can be argued that intent is ...


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Terminator 2 grossed $204,843,345 in its domestic market and $315,000,000 in foreign markets. (source: BoxOfficeMojo). Terminator 2 is widely regarded as one of the best sci-fi films of all time (source: my knowledge of sci-fi films and fans). With these two facts in mind, I think it's safe to conclude that nothing spoiled the movie. To the contrary, the ...


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The movie doesn't say, but the official Randall Frakes novelisation indicates that Skynet was "smashed" in the second timeline some time after John's 45th birthday. Sadly, he lowered the binoculars, revealing forty-five-year-old features made severe by constant stress. The left side of his face was heavily scarred. Yet he was still an impressive man, ...


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Terminator 1: 2029 to 1984 Terminator 2: 2029 to 1994/95 There is slight confusion in year Terminator 2 takes place in, Per IMDB: The first Terminator film takes place in May 1984. According to information provided at the beginning of the movie, it is now 1995, since John was born on 28 February 1985 and is currently 10 years old. If that's the ...


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Yes, he watched the movie when it was released. You can see him at the Los Angeles premiere here.


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Okay so I'm having to answer my own question on the same day I posted it so that this question doesn't get closed as off-topic "opinion-based". I don't like having to do this but I feel I have a solid question here. According to jamescamerononline.com "We've got a story worked out but it hasn't gone beyond the talk stage" - James Cameron on Terminator 2 in ...


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The situation that they were in was that he was clearly dying and struggling to hold the weight up. He was resigned to dying there. Therefore it is unlikely that they could reason with him before he tripped the explosive either intentionally or not. Hence they have two choices which are either attempt to take the detonator off him and make the IED safe ...


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See this trailer for Judgement Day: Go to position 1:00. Terminator actually tells John Connor that he was sent 35 years from today. It's there in the movie: "You did. Thirty years from now you reprogrammed me to be your protector here, in this time." T2 happens in 1995. So plus 35 is 2030.


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The point of the first movie was simply to prevent Skynet from making a change to the past by killing Sarah before John was born. I doubt Skynet realized that Kyle Reese was actually John's father, and that by sending the T-800 back, it was in fact, setting in motion the very events it was attempting to prevent. (Or it may have understood that fact and been ...



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