Movie Locations – Terminator 2: Judgment Day
“Terminator 2 – Judgment Day” might be the best movie sequel of all time. It’s a fantastic action movie, which has been one of my favorite movies since it’s arrival in 1991. It’s also one of the first movies to make the use of CGI, which still holds up great. Most of the movie has been shot in Hollywood, Los Angeles, – and many of the locations are still worth visiting. We’re now in the centre of Los Angeles, and it’s here some of the first scenes of Terminator 2 were been shot It’s here that the T-1000 appears. A fence was right here, and it’s here the T-1000 appears. And then the police officer notices the fence. Unfortunately you can’t find the place where Arnold appears. The bar has since been demolished. We’ve arrived in this nice neighborhood, and it’s over there that John Connor lives with his foster parents. It’s also from here that he leaves on his bike with his friend, and head off to the mall on this road. We’ve arrived at the mall where John is inside the Galleria, and he’s parked somewhere around here. And after that he gets chased by the T-1000, and flees on his bike. Unfortunately it’s hard to recognize the location, because the mall has changed a lot over the last 23 years. But fortunately you can recognize the mountains in the bagground. Right beside me is the the viaduct where John drives on the bike and gets chased by the T-1000. It’s also where one of the biggest action sequences of the movie takes place, – when the T-1000 drives through the railing in a truck, followed by the terminator on a Harley Davidson. Unfortunately it’s prohibited to enter the viaduct as you can see. We also heard from residents in the area, that there’s a problem with people frequently car racing in the viaduct. On my left is the Asylum where Sarah Connor is hospitalized in the movie. Unfortunately we aren’t getting any closer than this. It’s a little hard to recognize the building, because everything has grown around it. As you can see there a big hedge that makes it hard looking inside, – and the parking lot and the watch tower are all gone. And for some reason there’s now a football field in there. I don’t know what kind of place it is. It’s not an asylum anymore, and called Phoenix House Academy, – whatever it is. One of the biggest climaxes in the movie, is when they have to break into Cyberdyne and destroy their research. The police arrives, and all hell breaks loose. “Terminator 2” has been shot in the surroundings of Hollywood, Los Angeles, – but the Cyberdyne building is in San Fransico, which is a six hour drive from Hollywood. So unfortunately I didn’t make it all the way over there, – but the building is still there, and can be seen by any “Terminator” fan.