The opening scene of this sci-fi gem by James Cameron cost as much as an entire movie – Movie News

Making this scene cost James Cameron millions of dollars. The sequence lasts just over three minutes and surprised the audience with its incredible special effects.

Nowadays, making a movie requires millions of dollars. Between the special effects, the locations, and the salaries of the entire production team and cast, any film can end up being quite expensive.. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Fast and Furious X, Pirates of the Caribbean: Sailing on mysterious waters These are some films that show that cinema can be extremely expensive and exceed 300 million dollars.

Not only can the costs of a film become too high; Sometimes filming a single scene can make the budget rise considerably. For example, a six-minute scene from Superman returns It cost more than 10 million dollars, although in the end it ended up being scrapped and did not make it to the version that was shown in theaters.

Something similar happened to James Cameron with one of the best films of his career. The American filmmaker focused so much on making a sequence that the cost of just a few minutes ended up being similar to that of an entire film.. To the also director of Titanic and Aliens: The Return He likes things to be perfect, no matter how expensive the bill to pay may be.

For the opening scene of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Cameron invested the immense amount of 6.4 million dollarsequivalent to the total budget of the first part of Terminator. The second installment starring Arnold Schwarzenegger cost $53 million and more than half of the money was allocated to special effects.

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For those who don’t remember, the opening scene of Terminator 2: Judgment Day shows a war being fought in the year 2029, 34 years in the future. In the sequence, humans and machines are seen in an explosive battle in which an adult John O’Connor can be seen.. To make this passage of the film, which lasts less than three minutes, Cameron used 10 percent of the entire film budget. Terminator 2.


The war scene was actually the last one to be recorded. The cruel battle between humans and robots was filmed in the middle of an abandoned steel mill located in Fontana, California, on a plot of land measuring approximately 800 square meters. The location was set up with remains of burned vehicles, as well as bicycles and cars from a 1989 fire on the Universal Studios lot.. The creation of miniature models, visual effects and laser shots were largely done by the company Fantasy II Film Effects. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is available for Amazon Prime Video.

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