Terminator 2’s Iconic Truck Chase Sequence Recreated In Grand Theft Auto V

By Nick Venable | 7 years ago

Terminator: Genesis is currently making more headlines than normal, as set photos have hit the Internet, giving the world our first peek at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s aged T-800 and Emilia Clarke’s tiny body. But that’s in the future, and we’re talking about the past here, though it’s admittedly one that takes place partly in the future. It’s the iconic truck scene from James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as recreated completely within the universe of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V. A case of sensational fan art, or just people with too much time on their hands? That’s for you to decide, and do so by using an animation from Resident Evil.

The video was created by YouTuber John Chapman and his Legendary Gaming squad, who are quite adept at making stunt-filled GTA gameplay videos. (You can find the cast and crew’s screennames during the end credits.) And while it’s not necessarily a perfect, shot-for-shot take on T2‘s chase scene, it’s unlikely that anyone else could do it better. Unless, of course, that person is James Cameron and he has millions of dollars and a hundred-strong crew of effects people.

Compare it to the original scene seen below.

Perhaps even more enjoyable than the chase itself i the blooper reel at the end. Also awesome is Legendary Gaming’s open call to all viewers for suggestions for more film scenes that they could recreate within the video game world. Personally, I think it would be a better idea if they just made the bloopers without actually doing the scenes themselves. But I probably have some kind of an undiagnosed addiction to gag reels, and my opinion doesn’t matter. Check out Chapman discussing the vid with the podcast Pop Culture Leftovers below.

And if can’t wait for Legendary to make more vids and you’re just really in the mood to see some other movie moments captured in GTA V, look no further.

And don’t forget (because we won’t let you), Terminator: Genesis hits theaters on July 1, 2015.