Whenever James Cameron released Terminator 2: Judgment Day back in 1991, it completely changed the landscape of action/adventures, creating nearly insurmountable stakes that challenged viewers. This film, more so than WWII, instilled in me a fear of nuclear weapons, and made most other action franchises look like fluff pieces in comparison. (You are definitely way too old for this shit, Murtaugh.) Twenty-two years later, the movie still sits on its own pedestal, both in terms of Cameron films and in the Terminator franchise, and revisiting it is still a rewarding journey. But traveling back to the locations used in the film is not nearly as rewarding, as almost all of them have been either built over or removed altogether.
The fan site James Cameron Online visited many of the key locations in the film, plus plenty of others, and presented fans with a side-by-side comparison of how things have changed in the years since Cameron filmed there. I guess we can blame all these changes on urban sprawl or whatever, but I’d prefer to believe that bastard T-1000 was in on it.