Trailer for 'Terminator 2: 3D' Shows Off James Cameron's Updated Version

Sunday, 02 July 2017 - 1:25PM
Terminator: Genisys
Sunday, 02 July 2017 - 1:25PM
Trailer for 'Terminator 2: 3D' Shows Off James Cameron's Updated Version
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If you're a young enough Terminator fan that you've never had a chance to see a good Terminator movie in theaters - that's to say, either the first one or T2: Judgment Day - you're in luck. Or if you have and just want to do it again, you're also in luck.

Because this August, Terminator 2 is returning to theaters in full 3D as part of a project by director James Cameron. Lately the man behind Avatar, the 3D phenomenon (if not much else), has been pushing to get his other movies revamped into 3D as well, having released Titanic 3D back in 2012. But since there isn't a huge overlap between Titanic fans and Terminator fans, Cameron hired 3D conversion studio Stereo D (who also handled Titanic for him) to give T2 the same treatment.

Check out the trailer/featurette below - some interview footage with Cameron is mixed into the scenes from the movie, so you don't have to just watch 2D scenes from the movie and pretend they're 3D:



Cameron and Stereo D aren't adding any new flourishes beyond the extra third dimension, so if you were worried about a George Lucas style "remastering" that changes everything, they're certainly not going that far. The whole stunt definitely seems meant for fans of the franchise, as a few very spoilery moments in the trailer suggest they're confident that you knew what happens anyway.

And while Cameron's current fixation on 3D might mean that the eventual Avatar 2 sequel won't require 3D glasses, that technology isn't there yet - so if you end up buying tickets to Terminator 2: 3D, you'll be getting shades of your own, although it'd be awesome if they're designed to look like Arnold's sunglasses in the movie. 

It's also possible Cameron's doing this to keep fans satisfied while he figures out what he's doing with the next official Terminator movie, which is supposedly happening with his and Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvement. Even if we haven't heard too much about it since then. But rather than worry about whether the new movie will be any good, T2 still holds up as one of cinema's first CGI action fests, so best to just enjoy that for now.

The whole thing is nothing groundbreaking, but it's 3D and that's a new way to watch the movie - "It looks pretty spectacular," Cameron says with a nonchalant little shrug. Terminator 2: 3D comes to theaters on August 25, 2017.

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