The second terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, had better special effects than the first one. The graphics were great and the effects looked more realistic. I also thought the acting was better. The plot was more thought out and was explained more in depth as well. The first was good, but the second is better.
I believe the second was more thought out. More developed. The story was more meaningful. Who can forget John Connor and Sarah. Who can forget the moments between John and the machine. The movie was more a story of redemption than the first. The Terminator, instead of being bad like the first, comes to help the main characters