The Terminators Reviews
So the Terminators are very much modeled after Arnold in their muscle bound short hair look... and the fact they almost all look alike. Instead of time travel we get something more akin to a Battlestar invasion where they first take over the control space station, then all fly up, then all fly back down to invade the planet... or something along those lines.
See the story is a little mashed up. There are a lot of different locations and different characters and none of them really seem to have any reason to interact with each other or even be involved with the film. Instead of picking a single group of survivors, we get all sorts of side stories that are completely unecessary.
I will say that I was surprised to see some actual sets create to represent the space station interior and the interior of space ships but all of that quickly goes to crap once they decide that L.A. makes for a great place for an invasion to happen. Oh and look, lots of abandoned alleys and warehouses to shoot in. Boooooring!
The Terminators has some decent moments but for the most part it is laughable at best and painful for the rest.
After the first CGI disappeared and the first scene with people on a set begun, I realized that this is going really bad. It's strange that you can imagine how bad a movie will be already after a few seconds.
I've seen some bad movie's from the 50's and 60's, they are great masterworks compared to The Terminators. Maybe in 200 years this movie is cult, but only in a future with the people from "Idiocracy".