Corrected entry: When John finally gets his motorbike started and drives frantically through the mall car park with the T-1000 in pursuit, he presents a clear target on at least four occasions. Why doesn't the T-1000 just draw his gun and shoot him? Don't tell me he's worried about hitting a bystander - he kills lots of innocent people, and he uses his gun many, many times during the film - it isn't something he doesn't know how to do. He can't be worried about making a spectacle of himself and blowing his cover, either - driving a truck into a sewer will do that, every time, quite apart from the fact that as far as anyone is concerned he is an armed cop shooting a fleeing suspect who may have been part of the furious gunfight that just took place. He could have emptied the gun into John's back, mission complete.
Corrected entry: When the truck jumps off the bridge, watch very carefully underneath it and you will see a wooden ramp to help the truck jump.
Corrected entry: In the desert when the Terminator uncovers the cache of weapons, they are stored underground in rifle racks without any protection at all. Weapons are normally stored covered in grease, wrapped in cloth or paper and in wooden boxes. Buried unprotected (even in the desert), a weapons cache would turn into rusty junk in a couple of months.
Corrected entry: In the final act, when the T1000 falls into the molten steel, he sinks and thrashes around rather like a human in water. However, molten steel has a density of around 8 g/cc - about 10 times that of a human, which means T-1000 must weigh about 1600 lb / 700 kg, and is therefore too heavy to do many things we've seen: ride a Kawasaki KZ1000P (up a flight of stairs) without collapsing the frame and blowing out the tires; be dragged by hooks in the lid of a car trunk without peeling the lid like a can opener or ripping off the trunk lid; jump onto the back of a car without collapsing its suspension; operate a helicopter in level flight from either pilot's seat. If he's light enough to do those things he'd basically sit on the surface of the molten steel and fry. Either way there's a mistake somewhere...
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Terminator shoots at the police with a revolving barrelled gun from a floor of the Cyberdyne building if you look closely you would see that the ammunition strip containing the bullets does not move. This is unusual considering spent shells were raining down from the gun. At least the strip should flip about a bit.
Corrected entry: When John tells the Terminator to stop the bike, he pulls off the road into a side-street, then off the side-street and behind a building before stopping. After he says that he's programmed to obey John's commands, every order John gives him from then on is carried out immediately. So why would he take so long to obey the command to stop the bike. Granted, not stopping in traffic would be an issue of John's safety, however, once they've pulled off the main street, that's no longer a factor and he should have stopped immediately.
Corrected entry: Sarah and John Connor are switching the only gas mask while the police is trying to storm the research institute. Gas is everywhere, so while switching the mask it would fill up with gas before they put it back on their faces, making the entire exercise pointless.
Corrected entry: John Connor in the future should have sent back a terminator that didn't resemble the first one. Since he did, it tipped off the police and nearly made an enemy of Sarah Connor, when it should have been unrecognizable and earned her trust faster.
Corrected entry: When the T-1000's truck crashes in the aqueduct, it explodes, and the T-800 gets his gun ready. We see the flaming tire rolling out, the T-800 aims at it, thinking it's the T-1000, but a few seconds later realizes that it's just a tire, and puts the gun away. He has remarkable optics and should be able to see that a tire is in no way the enemy.Knever
Corrected entry: In the first movie, Kyle Reese says that in the future nobody knows anything about Sarah Connor except for her name and the one picture he carries. But between the end of T1 and the end of T2, Sarah probably gets some news coverage for attacking computer factories, she becomes famous with the shrinks, is videotaped by them directly and by their security cameras, is friends with a militia, meets the Dysons, and helps with the much-witnessed destruction of Cyberdyne Systems. In the future, either everyone who knew her died, or the future is changed.
Corrected entry: When the T-1000 has entered the Cyberdyne building on his motorcycle, he can be seen driving up some steps. Later, right before he soars out of the window on his bike, he looks out of the window and sees the truck driving away on the same level. Unless that truck was flying, it shouldn't be on the same floor as the bike.
Corrected entry: There is no place or process in a steel mill where you have a big open pool of liquid steel.
Corrected entry: How come in one of the final scenes the T-1000 at first needs Sarah to call for Johnny when just a few minutes later it could easily transform into Sarah's shape and call for Johnny himself? It's already sampled her from when he scratched her in the lift earlier. This can not be corrected saying T-1000 needs to consciously sample a subject because we saw in the hospital that the guard just stepped on it and the T-100 transformed.Ivan-sama
Corrected entry: As the pilot of the SWAT helicopter opens the door and jumps out, he looks as though he is preparing for a stunt jump - possible for a mat which was below. If I was in that situation, I would not care so much as preparing myself for such an event, as to be flapping my arms in terror.Chad_Bronson
Corrected entry: When T-1000 crashes the truck into the wall as he veers up a slope, if you watch it carefully it is blatantly obvious that there is noone inside the truck itself.Furthermore, if all it took was an explosion to cripple him (seen towards the end of the film), why did this particular one not cripple him?Chad_Bronson
Corrected entry: Just after Arnie says "Hasta La Vista, baby" he shoots the frozen Robert Patrick in the steelworks, right after he shatters the camera cuts to him being shattered again as though this first cut didnt exist. Surely someone would have noticed this big of a jump cut, or perhaps was this done to emphasis the shattering?Chad_Bronson
Corrected entry: In the scene where Terminator appears for the first time he arrives in a sphere that burns everything in its way, the tires from the trailer are affected by this but the trailer doesn't fall down like it should.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the T-1000 has copied Janelle and is talking on the phone in her kitchen, there are two plastic water bottles on top of the refrigerator. A moment later after the T-1000 changes back into its policeman form, one of the water bottles has disappeared and the other has moved.
Corrected entry: Why didn't the liquid metal Terminator get sent back in time wearing cloths that were also made of liquid metal? The Terminator is already made of a material that can both travel back in time (is organic) and can morph into other things (is metal). Obviously it wasn't because Skynet had no records of what styles would look unusual at any given time period because even a machine would know that being completely naked is more unusual (thus more noticeable) than being oddly dressed.
Corrected entry: In the beginning when Dyson is heading for the vault with the first terminator's chip and arm, he walks through a door and holds it open for the cameraman following him. It kind of looks like he's holding it open for the audience...
Corrected entry: The tanker truck continues to drive on even after having a grenade explode in its grille. No vehicle, no matter how large, can withstand a fully-armed RPG grenade. The truck's engine would have been damaged beyond repair.
Corrected entry: DVD version. In the elevator scene, after Arnie shoots the T-1000 in the head, you can see the Doctor behind standing against the window. Three seconds later, after the shot inside the elevator where Sarah Connor asks what the fuck is going on, you see the T-1000 again in the next shot, but the Doctor has made a quick exit.
Corrected entry: In T2: Special Edition, John and Sarah open up the Terminator's head and switch his chip to write mode so he can learn to be more human, because "Skynet presets the switch to read-only when [a Terminator] is sent out alone." However in the original film, the Terminator is shown learning phrases like "Nice night for a walk" and "Fuck you, asshole" from the street punks in the park.
Corrected entry: In the scene where John is stealing money from the ATM, he tells his friend that "My Mom is a psycho, blew up a computer lab." At that point in the film Sarah hasn't blown up the lab yet, so she could not be locked up for it.
Corrected entry: Sarah says that the first terminator attacked her in 1984. This makes no sense. There are two ways to think about it. 1: John looks about thirteen years old, but thirteen years after the attack is 1997. Judgement Day. There wouldn't be enough time to have the third movie. 2: John's police record says he is ten, but that would mean the year is 1994. He is definitely not 13 in the third movie.Jack Kaltenbach
Corrected entry: During the final chase scenes with the liquid nitrogen semi, the orange lights on top of the truck's cab change back and forth from 3 lights lit to all 5 lights lit between a few shots.
Corrected entry: When hiding in the gas station, the T-800 mentions to Sara and John that it has "detailed files on the human anatomy". However, when they are escaping the hospital, and John is crying, he asks "what's wrong with your eyes?" Though he may not understand the emotional motives for crying, he should know about it in a biological sense, and thus know that it is happening.
Corrected entry: The computer that the T-1000 reads in the police car at the beginning states that John is 10 years old and was born in February of 1985. Also Sarah Conner is said to be 29 in this film, she was about 19 when she had John, also reinforcing the fact that John is supposed to be 10 years old. It is obvious both by the appearance of the actor and the behaviour of the character that he would be about 14 or 15 years old rather than the prescribed 10.
Corrected entry: After Sarah shoots Dyson and he's lying on the ground by the magazines, look at his left shoulder. In the first shot he has blood all over his shoulder but in the next shot it is smaller and in one concentrated spot.
Corrected entry: As Sarah drags Douglas into the room after she has hit him in the nose, his foot snags his flashlight and it follows him through the door. In the next shot, it is back in the hallway again.
Corrected entry: As the police arrive at the Cyberdyne offices, there are several shot of different police officers racking and aiming their shotguns. When the first officer does it, however, he doesn't rack it but you hear the sound.
Corrected entry: When the tow truck finally crashes and the battery lead ignites the fuel, this would not happen as surely the truck is diesel powered, and diesel does not ignite in that way.
Corrected entry: In the tanker truck/pick-up truck chase, after the tanker rams the pick-up and destroys the wooden shelter in the bed, you can see the Terminator turn the steering wheel right but the truck turns left instead. You have too look very very closely to see this. You might even need to use the zoom feature if your remote is equipped with it.
Corrected entry: After the Terminator tells Dyson what his work will eventually do, Dyson speaks several lines of dialogue. If you pay close attention to Sarah during this scene, you will see her mouthing his lines.
Corrected entry: Before the Terminator is lowered into the steel, he says "goodbye." You can see his breath revealing the actual temperature on the set.
Corrected entry: While rescuing Sarah, the Terminator tells her "come with me if you want to live" - this is the same thing Reese tells her in the first film.
Corrected entry: When T-800 encounters John for the first time, he gets the gun out of the box, points it in John's direction, says "Get down" and only then do we see T-1000 enter the hallway. Even if this was scripted so as to be more dramatic, it still doesn't make much sense. Why would T-800 anticipate T-1000's presence?
Corrected entry: As John and the Terminator speed away from the burning tow truck, you can easily see a tire track from a previous take.
Corrected entry: The T-1000 rides his Harley out of the burning Cyberdyne building and jumps on the chopper as it flies past. But the helicopter is flying far too low. Chopper pilots are trained to stay above the "dead man's curve" which governs the minimum height for any given speed. Below this height, the pilot can't "auto-rotate" and in case of engine failure the chopper drops like a rock. There are also too many poles, power lines etc. around the labatory to fly safely and the pilot is far too erratic in his maneuvering. No trained police pilot would pull the stunts seen in the film for safety reasons, whether he had a tactical reason to fly that low or not.Joe Moldovan
Corrected entry: When Sarah and John drive the pickup into the steel mill, they end up crashing into a wall at 25 to 35 miles per hour. Neither is wearing seat belts. Yet they are not launched through the windshield and do not get injured at all.
Corrected entry: Just before Arnold jumps his bike into the underground tunnels, we see that the end he leaps off is a sharp corner. In the next shot of him jumping, that sharp corner is now flat.
Corrected entry: When John tells the Terminator to stand on one foot, you can see that he is actually resting the raised leg on a black stool.
Corrected entry: After the semi crashes into the pylon in the aqueduct, it explodes and there is a shot of the T-800 driving away with John. You see a plywood board fly off the pylon.
Corrected entry: After Terminator has arrived from the future and is walking towards the bar, the camera is reflected in the small window in the door before he opens it.
Corrected entry: During the freeway chase scene in the helicopter, when T-1000 follows the SWAT car under the first overpass, as the T-1000 reloads his gun you can see a third arm under his own right arm flying the helicopter. When he flies over the second overpass and fires his gun, you can again see his left arm firing and another left arm beneath his own flying the helicopter.
Corrected entry: T-800's metal finger shouldn't be so big when he touches Connor's tears (it's almost as big as his gloves). We can see it's much thinner when he cuts off his skin at Cyberdyne's house.
Corrected entry: The chip is shown several times during the movie and the T-800's one is mentioned at the end of it. But where's the T-1000's one? He's shot (even in the head), crashed, burnt, frozen, takes the dimension of a paper sheet to look like the floor and even explodes but he still works perfectly showing no system failure. And he also shows no need of power or battery whatsoever.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the T-1000 is frozen by liquid nitrogen, he shatters after being shot from a pistol by the T-800. You will notice that once in little pieces of metal his clothes are still intact, only frozen (Note: The belt). If the T-1000 was entirely metal which he is, the clothing should have shattered also.
Corrected entry: Doesn't the Terminator know what human tears are? After all, he does have "detailed files" on human anatomy.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Terminator is changing the starter motor on the truck, he asks John Connor for a torque wrench. Wouldn't the robot know the exact torque his arm is applying to the socket wrench?
Corrected entry: Sarah Connors armpits are clean shaven. Would mental patients with a history of stabbing people have access to razorblades?
Corrected entry: When Arnie is thrown by the T-1000 through the store window during the fight in the mall, a bystander takes some pictures of him. The bystander is standing on Arnie's left, so the pictures should be of his left profile. When we see the pictures later on, however, they show a head-on view.
Corrected entry: When the T-800 first sees John Connor on his bike with his friend, he zooms in to check the identity, and the close-up shows us Johns face with his hair nicely done and hanging down - however, wouldn't his fair be thrown backwards, accounting for the speed they were going on the bike?
Corrected entry: The T1000(and the pilot he replaced)are shown flying the helicopter from the left hand seat. Helicopters unlike aeroplanes are flown from the right hand seat.
Corrected entry: When the T-1000 and the T-800 first come face to face, the T-800 pushes John Connor through a door to get him away from the gunfire. The two cyborgs then proceed to empty their guns into each other, finally resulting in the T-1000 being knocked from its feet. Now, why did the T-1000 waste its time (and ammunition that could have been used to pick off Connor) firing a 9mm at the T-800 (when weapons of this sort do no serious damage to its endoskeleton), when it could have strode up and did much more damage with its hands/blades? Surely a Terminator would know the strengths and weaknesses of a fellow SkyNet soldier?
Corrected entry: At the steel mill, the T-800 sneaks up behind the T-1000 while he is threatening Sarah Connor, and he hits him with a pole. The T-1000 spins around, and hits the T-800 across the face. We can see the pole fly out of his hands. However, in the next shot, the pole is still impaled in the T-1000.
Corrected entry: The T-1000 is a super advanced killing machine. When he comes upon the scene where the T-800 has just found Sarah, he stands behind the cage door for several seconds unnoticed by the people on the other side. He has a gun, and a perfect opportunity to kill John Connor from a distance of less than 25 yards, an easy shot for a human. Instead, he chooses to walk through the bars, and reveal himself as the killer.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Dyson is trying to open the locker with the key in it, the silent alarm has already been activated, however there is a quick shot of a computer monitor that doesn't say "alert" on it. You can also see the screen right next to him the first time he tries to open the locker without "alert" written across the screen. When he goes to look at it and the monitor, all of a sudden it says "alert".
Corrected entry: Towards the beginning of the movie when Dr. Silberman introduces the team of shrinks to Sarah, she asks him how his knee is. He tells the team that she stabbed him in the knee a few weeks ago. Later in the movie, she says that her behavior has been good for six months, therefore deserving a transfer to minimum security wing, where she can see her son. How can that be if she stabbed the doctor only a few weeks before?
Corrected entry: When Sarah, Arnie and John escape from the hospital, Sarah orders the policeman to leave his car, and shoots the windscreen. When Arnie throws him out the way, the mark's disappeared.
Corrected entry: Sarah Connor is in the maximum security wing of a mental hospital, and she picks the lock of her cell with a paperclip. What sort of maximum security is this? The Escape At Your leisure kind? Why on earth is there a keyhole on the inside of the door?
Corrected entry: If John Connor is only 10, why is he allowed to own and ride a motorcycle without the police saying or doing anything?
Corrected entry: Miles Dyson gets shot in the shoulder by Sarah Connor in his house. In the Special Edition DVD, he picks up an axe (with his good arm) and swings it pretty hard to destroy the CPU he had been working on. This would be nearly impossible since he was in so much pain from his other shoulder being shot.
Corrected entry: In Terminator 1, when the Cyborgs land in our time, they land on falt ground with the area around them virtually unaffected. But in T2, a large fireball of sorts forms around them, making the ground curved underneath them.
Corrected entry: When Sarah takes the broken broomstick and hits the psycho-ward guard in the face, you see a large amount of blood come out of his mouth and spray back. When she starts dragging him into the empty cell, there is no blood on the floor.
Corrected entry: When the orderlies are trying to restrain Sarah in the hallway Arnold comes along to rescue her. How does no one see a big man dress in black leather (in a white hallway) with a shotgun before he actually attacks them?
Corrected entry: When Sara beats the guard up with the end of the broom handle she hits him in the face very hard causing a lot of blood on the guard's face. Then she hits him in the back of the knees landing with his bleeding face flat on the floor. When Sara comes back from dumping the body in the closet and picks up the guard's things the floor is completely clean, no blood anywhere.
Corrected entry: The T800 uses the old trick of hot wiring a car by ripping off the steering column cover in the car in the desert. But in doing so, he is grimacing. Is it hurting the big, strong cyborg?
Corrected entry: I don't know why Sarah bothered filling the syringe (to threaten a warden) with all those chemicals, injecting air into the bloodstream is just as deadly, and would probably lead to a faster death because it blocks the heart and obscures the brain, rather than blood poisoning which takes about twice as long.
Corrected entry: When they are going into the Cyberdyne building, T800 leaves the guns BY THE DOORS. Yet, when the police are blasting away at them, he suddenly, magically has them.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Arnie and John Connor are underneath the pickup truck, doing some repairs, just before the terminator asks "Why do you cry?", Arnie is tightening something with a wrench and lets out a very audible grunt. My impression was that a killer robot like him wouldn't have problems with strain.
Corrected entry: Arnold wrenches his own arm off to get out of the gears and save the Conners. Yet he later melts himself so his parts can't be used as a design to build Skynet, the villain behind all this. Remember that it was designed the first time around by the arm and chip of the T-800 from the first movie. WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS ARM? They throw the original arm and chip in after Arnold, but they never go back to get the arm in the gears. I think the answer to this is that they wanted to leave an explanation for T3, if they want to.
Corrected entry: Listen to Sarah Conner's bare feet as she runs through the insane asylum. Her feet squeak on the floor with the sound of regular shoes.
Corrected entry: In Sara Connor's dream the nuke goes off and the buildings are exploding, the buildings structures remain but when you are that close to a nuclear blast, metals instantly vaporise.
Corrected entry: If the machines were developed by the technology from studying the first Terminator's chip and arm at Cyberdine systems where did the the research come from to create the first Terminator arm and chip?
Corrected entry: When Arnie drives the police truck back into the cyberdyne building front lobby to rescue Sarah and John from the lift (after the swat team have shot gas into the lobby), the front desk in the middle of the lobby has miraculously disappeared, which allows the truck room to spin around and get everyone out. Had it been there then the truck would have smashed into it.
Corrected entry: In the scene where John and Arnie are talking on the phone to the T-1000, who has killed and is imitating John's foster mother, Todd gets a drink from a carton and complains about the dog barking, the T-1000 stabs him through the carton, mouth and out of the back of his head pinning him upright against the kitchen wall killing him instantly, yet for over 30 seconds he is still gripping the carton with his left hand.
Corrected entry: At the start of the film at Cyberdyne Systems, the recruit tells Dyson that he has to sign for a test on the arm and the chip. He then walks through an area where people are wearing protective overalls. How come he doesn't need one or did they just contaminate the whole production area?
Corrected entry: At the start of the first film, the robots and the HK's all use lasers to waste the humans, but in the flash backs in the sequel, they are using bullet-firing automatic weapons. Why would the most advanced technology ever created switch to inferior weaponry?
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