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In the original Terminator, the robotic T-800 (played by Schwarzenegger) travelled from the future to do away with Sarah Connor (Hamilton) before she had a son who would one day lead the resistance against the robot's creator, a supercomputer that will have taken over the world. A member of the resistance also travelled back in time, and helped Connor to defeat the robot.
In the sequel, once again, two people travel back from the future: one to kill Sarah's son John (now a teenager, played by Edward Furlong[?]), and one to rescue him. The twist (given away by the movie's advance publicity) is that this time Schwarzenegger's character is the rescuer, having been re-programmed by the resistance to protect John from the more advanced T-1000 (Patrick) that has been sent back to kill him. The situation is complicated by the newer robot's liquid metal construction, giving it the ability to change shape (a focus of many of the movie's Oscar-winning special effects), and by Sarah Connor, who is on a mission to kill the man who will create the supercomputer that will take over the world and create the Terminators.
The movie was made for $88 million, and was considered one of the most expensive movies ever made (since 1991, movie costs have increased to the point where movies costing over $100 million are now commonplace). It was a box-office hit, making over $200 million in the United States alone.
As a result of its many experimental effects and fast paced action scenes, T2 is notable for having a substantial number of minor continuity errors, such as numerous bullet holes disappearing between camera shots, etc.