With its impressive action sequences, taut economic direction, and relentlessly fast pace, it's clear why this continues to be an influence on sci-fi and action flicks.
Our Favorite Iconic Scene: Let's face it, everybody loves a good obliteration of a police station, especially when the local fuzz are kind of a clueless bunch holding our time-traveling warrior hero and his damsel-in-distress hostage. So our favorite scene in The Terminator -- and no guesses which one -- has to be Ahnuld's exit from the police information desk with those famous three words: "I'll be back." It's not the rather mundane words alone that make this scene magic, it's the unexpected maelstrom they herald -- as the Terminator returns, driving a truck through the office doors and laying waste to the entire station.
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