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Time Out Dubai - - ON SCREEN -

James Cameron? Sure, he was the kid who had just turned Co­nan into a cy­borg with 1984’s The Ter­mi­na­tor. But could Hol­ly­wood en­trust the whip­per­snap­per with one of the most an­tic­i­pated fol­low-ups in sci- his­tory? Sigour­ney Weaver was won over by the direc­tor’s pas­sion for mak­ing the mother of all mon­ster movies; em­bed­ded in his fu­tur­is­tic war lm’s DNA was also an an­timil­i­tary cri­tique and a strongly fem­i­nist state­ment about self-suf ciency. A tense shoot and last­minute edit­ing didn’t help buzz but Cameron was al­ready set­ting the tem­plate for all of his sub­se­quent risks, dou­ble down on your own con dence and let doubters look fool­ish.

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