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The Terminator Reviews

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October 18, 2016
This masterpiece goes down in history as one of the sci fi movie ever made. It also made Arnold filthy rich!!!
October 17, 2016
It's amazing how a movie that came out in 1984 has better CGI and looks way more realistic than the Genisys crap. Like no movie is perfect, but this is one of the few films that comes close to it and will always remain a classic. Despite the role of Terminator being seemingly easy, I personally think no one would've pulled it off as well Arnold did.
October 9, 2016
The best movie ever.
October 6, 2016
August 2010
October 2016
½ October 6, 2016
The Terminator (1984) C-108m. ??? 1/2 D: James Cameron. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn. One of the best (and most influential) science fiction/ action films ever made. Outstanding thriller about mysterious soldier sent to the past to protect unborn child from seemingly unstoppable terminator in order for humanity to triumph in upcoming apocalyptic future where machines have completely taken over. Intense, fascinating, relentlessly violent movie, rich in emotion and characterizations, as well as unbelievable suspense. Finale, 20 minutes of uncompromising excitement, is among the most impressive and unforgettable action sequences on celluloid. Special effects and Schwarzenegger's performance are wows! Followed by four sequels--so far.
September 26, 2016
Unstoppable cyborg vs waitress, and guess who wins. Tense and action packed unapologeticly violent thriller.
September 22, 2016
No high school diploma, living off coupons and little involvement in film - no wonder Arnold Schwarzenegger thought this wouldn't get off the ground. But James Cameron proved him wrong, and made the most perfect debut film since Citizen Kane. The story is simple, but overwhelmingly great to follow, soundtrack ahead of its time and the actors make us really care about them. This film will live on because of this.
September 10, 2016
Is it okay that I like T2 better? Still fantastic though...
September 8, 2016
With the small budget this film had, it's about as good as it could possibly be. Arnold is bad ass in this film and he will always be viewed at the Terminator by most. Or the Governator hahaha
September 5, 2016
81% - The Terminator is a fun and exciting film to watch as Schwarzenegger's performance is really menacing.
August 31, 2016
There was a time when people knew who to make a great film....
½ August 31, 2016
A very science-fiction oriented and "manly" take on the male-protect-female element and a remake of medieval knighthood through the elements of rapid gunfire, cyborg biology, and massacre of several humans, The Terminator has become a standard for measuring ratings for science fiction and action movies due to where the damsel in distress doesn't immediately trust the hero right away like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White, but rather saw him so sudden and violence-oriented as the villain that she was confused or frightened by the hero (Kyle Reese) initially.

However, Terminator 2: Judgment Day improves on the creative plot and character elements.
August 29, 2016
That's a dull Harlan Ellision ripoff.
August 28, 2016
Arnold's Best. Character. Ever. Throughout the Terminator series. With very honorable mention to the Harry Tasker character from True Lies.
½ August 28, 2016
Movie night with Iris.

In the after-glow of Stranger Things we decided to watch this 80's classic (essentially the same theme tune). Still really holds up despite the dated CGI. A film i've been quoting for 30-years, that i'll never tire of. Proud that my daughter guessed the plot to boot.
½ August 27, 2016
This is a great movie however 2 is better in my opinion but you need to see this one for it to make since.
½ August 22, 2016
Rising above certain B-Movie aesthetics with a strong script and brilliant effects work from the late Stan Winston, The Terminator is a classic sci-fi film with a unique twist of the slasher film genre (a killer relentlessly perusing his target) that also made Arnold Schwarzenegger into a household name, put director James Cameron on the map, and for better (T2) or worse (T3, Salvation and Genisys), spawned a franchise.
August 18, 2016
The Terminator gives you the thrill of a horror film the action of action films and the direction and writing of the legendary James Cameron.
August 16, 2016
What does Aliens,Alien,and the first 2 Terminator movies have in common?
The first of each is more suspenseful and the 2nd of each is more action packed. And the 2nd of each are directed by James Cameron.
And finally,both Terminator 2 and Aliens are prime examples of sequels that are better than the original.
August 15, 2016
This Classic movie of Terminator is a masterpiece in my eyes. If you haven't seen this movie yet, then you need to see asap because your missing out on this great movie.
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