Opening scene credits are cut
Garbageman is trimmed
Terminator arriving is trimmed
Walking to the three assholes the dialogue is trimmed
Police chase of Reese is trimmed
Conner arriving at work is trimmed
Shooting the first Sarah Conner is trimmed
Girlfriend of Conner is at some scenes trimmed or cut
By the shooting at Tech Noir when the Terminator gets shot he stands up much faster as in the original
Some dialogue between Conner and Reese is cut
There is no time to interrogation Reese at the police station because the Terminator attacks it
So the interrogation with that asshole Silberman is cut
The attack at the police station is recut, no "ill be Back" or "can i see Sarah Conner please" That is bullshit.
The second chase at the end of T1 there are some trims with the truck
When the skeleton smashing the door he push his way in so that is a little trimmed
Last scene with Conner in the jeep is cut
I used the apocalyptic nuclear scene (dream of Conner) as a bridge to go to T2
The hospital scene with Conner is recut
The dialogue between Conner and Silberman is trimmed
Some scenes with Dyson and the T1000 is cut
Police attack at Cyberdyne is a little trimmed
There are NO learning lessons from John Conner to the Terminator
That bullshit that he must laugh and say things as "no problemo" and "hasta la vista baby" is cut, forget about it.
Also that the Terminator refuses to pick up Conner at the hospital is cut, there is no way that Conner leaves his mother at the hospital so that conversation is cut
The scenes that Connor says to the Terminator "you can't kill everyone" is cut because i think that this Terminator is not on a rampage as the first one, so he kills only when it's necessary
At the end of T2 there are some things trimmed and i was planning to use the "happy ending" when you see Sarah Conner 30 years later, but NO that make up of the old Sarah is not realistic so i let that go
Some trims in dialogue.
The 51st maniac ruthlessly cuts from the first movie, and that part works surprisingly well as a compact experience with concentrated action—this is less difficult to admit than I'd thought, as I'm fond of The Terminator and see the theatrical version as nearly flawless.
The first part gave me elevated expectations going into part two, in which the editing is less ruthless, but the experience is still very enjoyable, because—I mean, fuck—it's T2. And John Connor's douchiness quotient is dialed down considerably, to the film's benefit.
Serious nitpick, though: the lack of modification of the "Bad to the Bone" scene. If it's essential to the narrative that Sarah Connor freaks majorly over seeing the T-800 in the asylum, we should also be treated to ambiguity and a good dose of menace when we first see him. ThrowgnCpr set the standard for correcting this storytelling problem, and now I expect any T2 fanedit to righteously nuke that song—pardon the apocalyptic metaphor.
Video quality is excellent nearly everywhere except for touches of old-time videogamey blocking in red-saturated scenes. There's also a small discrepancy between the vertical dimensions of the two films. Lastly, the MP4 file retained black bars above and below the feature, and I would have preferred those removed.
Nits combed aside, this edit's a great way to revisit two akshun classics. Nice job, Dispatcher of the First 50 Maniacs!
Wonderful edit. This shows how good 2-in-1s can be, in my opinion. Great streamlining of both narratives so that we are left with a thrill ride that flows cohesively with no frills and silly things. John Connor is a far better character with much of his immature antics and dumb stuff gone. Many small edits work really well; the Terminator bursting straight into the precinct instead of freaking asking for Sarah. Overall, this really feels like a great story that keeps expanding rather than two narrative films mashed together. The transition is really good and all the edits here are seamless. Nitpicks: I think Sarah yelling "nobody fucking move!" at the family after shooting the man was out of sync. Also, the '2015' card at the end would be better at the end of the previous card. As it stands, I really thought for a second that we were going to get a stinger set in present day.
Excellent work and an awesome way to enjoy the Terminator films.
I cannot recommend this highly enough. The narrative of the first two Terminator movies fit incredibly well into one under 3 hour movie. I am new to reviewing fanedits so I am not sure what a prospective viewer would want to know. It looks amazing, sounds greats, the edits are seamless. Watch this if you love the movies or just want a new perspective on them. I can't say anything negative about them at all.