Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Terminator 2: Judgment Day, released in 1991, is extremely violent and features multiple instances of postapocalyptic imagery. Characters are shot and killed, and blood is shown. Frequent profanity includes "f--k" and its variations. Naked male buttocks appear when the Terminators make their first appearances. However, the film does a surprisingly good job of addressing the issue of collateral damage, which is often glazed over in big action films. The point is made by multiple characters, most importantly the child protagonist John Connor, that the killing of bystanders must be avoided at all costs, even though the fate of the world may hang in the balance. In this way this movie has more of a conscience than many other films in its genre.
Brief scene depicting a guard licking the face of a restrained mental patient. Naked male buttocks when the Terminators make their first appearances.
Frequent and unrelenting violence. Postapocalyptic sci-fi violence. Vehicle chases. Gun and artillery fire. Explosions. Characters killed by swords through the head. Blood. Characters shot at in their homes by machine guns. Broken mop handle to the skull. In a recurring nightmare, adults and children laughing and enjoying the rides on a playground burn alive from nuclear war. In the parking lot of a desert diner, two young boys are shown chasing each other with what look like real guns, pretending to shoot at each other.
Frequent profanity: "f--k" and variations, "ass," "dips--t," "d--kwad."
The idea of creating one's own future and fate is frequently discussed. This gives characters the hope and strength to try to change the destiny of the planet despite what they know of the future.
A Pepsi can clearly shown.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Cigarette smoking. Tequila drinking.