Thoughts: We decided to re-watch The Terminator. We haven't seen in around 5 years so we didn't remember munch of the movie when we re-watched it. And it was a lot better than we remembered.
Directed by: James Cameron
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action,
Release Date: October 26, 1984 (1984-10-26)
Running Time: 108 minutes
MMPA rating: R
The Good: Awesome action scenes, Original plot, Revolutionary action and special effects, Good use of suspense,
Warning: This movie is rated "R" for graphic violence, profanity, and other mature content.
Plot: The following plot summery is copied from Wikipedia.com.
In a post-apocalyptic 2029, artificially intelligent machines seek to exterminate what is left of the human race. Two beings from this era travel back in time to 1984 Los Angeles: One is a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a cyborg assassin programmed to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton); the other is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a human resistance fighter sent to protect her. After killing two other Sarah Connors listed in the telephone directory, the Terminator tracks its target to a nightclub. Kyle saves Sarah from the Terminator's attack and the two make an escape.
Kyle explains that in the near future an artificial intelligence network called Skynet will become self-aware and initiate a nuclear holocaust of mankind. Sarah's yet-unborn son John will rally the survivors and lead a resistance movement against Skynet and its army of machines. With the Resistance on the verge of victory, Skynet has sent a Terminator back in time to kill Sarah before John can be born, as a last-ditch effort to avert the formation of the Resistance. The Terminator is an emotionless and efficient killing machine with a powerful metal endoskeleton, but with an external layer of living tissue that makes it resemble a human being. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 8.5/10- Although the idea of computers taking over the world might not be original today but this is the movie that started it.
Action: 9.5/10- For its time the action scenes were very impressive and are still impressive today.
Acting: 8.3/10- Arnold Schwarzenegger's steel present was perfect for the Terminator and Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese was also good.
Special effects: 8.2/10- The special effects might look a little dated today but at time they were amazing. But in our option the effects still look good.
Soundtrack: 8.3/10- The soundtrack is very good and it set the feeling of the movie perfectly.
Overall: 8.8/10- Overall The Terminator is a great action movie with good characters and an original plot.
Closing comments: Although Terminator 2 may over shadow the original Terminator movie it is still a great movie.
Recommended for: Action fans, Sci-Fi fans,
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