I still think Terminator 2 is the best action movie of all time. Plenty of others close to it, but nothing beats it.
James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is James Cameron.
*Aliens* is to *Alien* as *Rambo: First Blood Part II* is to *First Blood*. The originals are classic, great movies. The sequels are wham-bam action movies.
Such is the life of a genius. "While I'm waiting to direct my future hollywood blockbuster that will influence pop culture forever, I'll just quickly bang out a few more screenplays that'll also dominate the box office."
It almost makes up for Avatar.
Pity he doesn't seem to "badly" want to release The Abyss on Blu Ray, why the fuck that hasn't been released yet is beyond me.
T2 came at a perfect time in my life and will be a treasured memory forever. It's what made me love movies. Crying over a fucking robot, Jesus!