"Hasta la vista, Baby!"
Description: Payback spoken by the good Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in the science fiction movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
In this sequel to Terminator (1984) a T-800 Terminator cyborg (a look alike of the one sent to kill Sarah Connor) travels from 2029 to 1994 to protect Sarah's son, John Connor (Edward Furlong), who would change the face of an apocalyptic future.
“Three billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two Terminators back through time. Their mission: to destroy the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, my son. The first Terminator was programmed to strike at me in the year 1984, before John was born. It failed. The second was set to strike at John himself when he was still a child. As before, the resistance was able to send a lone warrior, a protector for John. It was just a question of which one of them would reach him first" - Sarah Connor
The T-1000 terminator, a more advanced cyborg prototype arrived shortly after the good Terminator on a seek and destroy mission to kill John Connor. Assuming the guise of a police officer, it first kills John's guardians Todd and Jonelle and then went to a local mall where John was playing video games. As the T-1000 targeted John for execution, the good Terminator arrived and after a fire fight and a motorcycle chase rescued John from the shape shifting menace.
After the The Terminator rescues John from the T-1000, he travels to a psychiatric hospital where John's mother, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) has been held in isolation for telling wield tales of futuristic robots trying to murder her.
Close on their heels, the T-1000 arrives at the hospital. The Terminator pops on the scene, and says, "Come with me if you want to live." then Sarah, John and their new cyborg pal escape into the night.
As they travel south to Mexico, young John Connor befriends The Terminator and teaches the awkward cyborg how to act in social situations:
“No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don’t say ‘affirmative,’ or some shit like that. You say ‘no problemo.’ And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say, ‘eat me.’ And if you want to shine them on it’s ‘Hasta la vista, baby.’
The Terminator repeats the phrase. John says. “Yeah! Or ‘Later dickwad.’ And if someone gets upset you say, ‘chill out!’ Or you can do combinations.”The Terminator replies, “Chill out, dickwad.” Happy with the Terminator’s progress, John shouts, “Great! See, you’re getting it!” The Terminator says,, “No problemo.”
|John Connor:||I need a minute here. You're telling me that this thing can imitate anything it touches?|
|The Terminator:||Anything it samples by physical contact.|
|John Connor:||Get real, like it could disguise itself as a pack of cigarettes?|
|The Terminator:||No, only an object of equal size.|
|John Connor:||Why doesn't it become a bomb or something to get me?|
|The Terminator:||It cant form complex machines, guns and explosives have chemicals, moving parts, it doesn't work that way, but it can form solid metal shapes.|
|John Connor:||Like what?|
|The Terminator:||Knives and stabbing weapons.|
Tired of running and hiding, Sarah Connor decides to go on the offensive. If she can destroy the men who create Sky Net, then she can prevent a horrible future. She targets Miles Dyson (Joe Morton), a research scientist who is responsible for the development of the technology that leads to the Sky Net, but she can't find the strength to kill an innocent man and so her assault on his family and home ends.
"It's all your fault! Motherfucker, it's all your fault! Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something; to create a life; to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death..." Sarah Connor
Instead, she briefs the scientist on the future and what will happen if his research continues. The Terminator gives Dyson a summary of things to come:
"The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Skynet fights back and launches its missiles against the targets in Russia because Skynet knows the Russian counter-attack will eliminate its enemies over here."
Realizing that his research will be responsible for killing three billion people, Miles Dyson goes to his place of work (Cyberdyne Labs), retrieves the advanced computer chip and arm left behind by the first Terminator 10 years earlier. When they rig the building with explosives to destroy all the research, the police assault the laboratory and injure Dyson who is holding the detonation device. The police evacuate just as Dyson dies and activates the explosives.
After the explosion, the T-1000 continues his pursuit of John Connor and chases the Connors and their protector into a steel mill, where it collides with a tanker truck of liquid nitrogen that freezes the T-1000 unit.
Taking advantage of the situation, T-800 Terminator points a .45 automatic handgun at the face of the frozen T-1000 cyborg, says, “Hasta la vista, baby” and then pulls the trigger. The bullet shatters the T-1000 into a thousand little pieces. Unfortunately, when the shattered pieces of the T-1000 warm up, and the killing machine is resurrected to its former menacing glory.
In the movie’s climax, the relentless advanced terminator is finally destroyed when it falls into a boiling cauldron of white hot metal. To guarantee that all the future technology is destroyed, John Connor throws the original Terminator arm and its advanced computer chip into the boiling mass of lava. "It's over," says Sarah Connor in relief. But there was still one more piece of technology that needed to destroyed. Namely, the good Terminator. John Connor pleads with the Terminator to rethink it's decision, "I ORDER YOU NOT TO GO!" but The Terminator knows this is the only way.
Wiping away a tear from John's eye, The Terminator says, "I know now why you cry, but it is something I can never do." Because he can not self-terminate, he asks Sarah Connor to lower his body into the vat of boiling steel. As he descends to his destruction, The Terminator says, "Good-bye"
Note: In the film parody Silence of the Hams (1994) Antonio Motel (Ezio Greggio) turns things around by saying, “Hasta la baby, vista.”