Watch: Terminator 2: A Look Back

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Aug 24, 2017

Three billion human lives were lost August 29, 1997. Or, they would have been, if Skynet were real.

We got Twitter instead.

But as the 20th anniversary of our fictional annihilation approaches, I thought we ought to look back at what James Cameron was doing as a filmmaker as he produced Terminator 2: Judgment Day, one of his most seminal works.

And I think you'll discover that what's most interesting isn't the minutiae of little-known trivia but the dovetailing of how Terminator 2 cemented James Cameron's signature directorial style and the ways in which the film remains culturally relevant today.

Now is not the time for me writing, though. Someone has some very important words to say in this video.

That someone is also me. Watch if you want (to live).