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20 Things You Somehow Missed In Terminator 2: Judgment Day

20. The Apocalyptic Symbolism

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Though few will ever forget T2's iconic opening title sequence, which shows a Los Angeles playground scorched by the fires of a nuclear war, there's actually a more subtle, symbolic image contained within the haunting slow-motion montage.

Notably, James Cameron pans past four playground horses set on fire, which according to the director was supposed to resemble the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Spooky.

Fun fact: this sequence was originally conceived as a dying vision for Miles Dyson (Joe Morton), which was intended to morph into a far happier glimpse of Los Angeles as he made the ultimate sacrifice near the end of the movie.

In the end Cameron opted to ditch this aspect of Dyson's death and repurpose it for the now-iconic titles instead.

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