Terminator

ACTION MOVIES * Comedy Index * Great Dramas * Musicals * Date Movies * Sci-Fi Movies * Classic TV * TheWebNetwork.com
terminator

THE TERMINATOR (1984)

The classic futuristic thriller that foresees a technology-intrinsic apocalypse.  Future (2029 A.D.) corrupt computer systems company, Skynet, is fighting a losing war against the humans who built, and are now desperately trying to terminate it.  But before they succeed, Skynet sends a Terminator, a deadly cyborg, back in time, 1984, to kill Sarah Connor, the alleged mother of "prophet-to-be," AKA resistance leader, John Connor.  While the Terminator goes in search of Sarah, the humans send their strongest soldier, Kyle Reese, back in time to stop him.  While a troubled Sarah, whose life is anything but simple, does her best to evade the terminator, she meets up with Reese, and together the two flee the Terminator's deadly pursuit.  But the question remains, will Sarah survive the Terminator’s pursuits, and, when and with whom will she father the imperative resistance child, John, the boy on who's shoulders the fate of humans rests?

The cast includes: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Rick Rossovich, and Dick Miller.

Director James Cameron's, THE TERMINATOR, is a fun, almost flawless Sci-Fi action thriller.

action

review

review

movie-review

review

movie-review

review-movie

Terminator

movie-review

review-movie

Terminator

Terminator

Promotional Line: "It absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead."
"The thing that won't die, in the nightmare that won't end."

Sci-Fi/Action

CHOOSE A SITE TO SEARCH
HomeVideos.com
MovieActors.com

 

Terminator

Terminator

 

In a sinister effort to change their future, the nasty, evil robotic rulers of the planet earth of 2029, who are fighting freedom fighters in a civil war, come up with an insidious plan to send a robotic assassin, T-800, back in time, to 1984, Los Angeles, and kill the mother, Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton), of the leader of these freedom fighters. The assassin sent back to try to do the evil deed, was a programmed soldier robot, a cyborg, that is incapable of feeling pain, fear or pity. This makes him capable of calmly killing anyone who gets in his way, with no hesitation or regret, all which adds to the terror and suspense of this screenplay.

However, the freedom fighters get wind of it, and send their own man, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to foil this dastardly plan.

This dynamite screenplay, by the talented James Cameron Gale Hurd, and William Wisher Jr. is one of the most terrifying, intense action films. This screenplay is brilliantly efficient, tightly put together, with no wasted time. The three main characters are clearly defined, the storyline is carefully developed. At first, the audience is kept guessing who is the bad guy, and becomes aware only as the story develops. The tension is relentless, and by the end of the film many people had the tendency to check around doors to see if a robot lays in wait.

At the time of the film's original release, some critics noted the story's similarity to a Classic "Outer Limits" episode, "The Soldier," which was written by a SF writer, Harlan Ellison. Cameron and Ellison later came to a settlement on the matter.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as a robotic killing machine. Seeing him in this role, it's hard to imagine anyone else being as good. He is convincing as his character goes through the telephone book, killing every Sarah Conner listed, as he continues to find the right one. Or, another favorite action scene is when he systematically, and calmly shoots police officers at the police station, as he continues the search for Sara and Kyle.

Linda Hamilton is strong and tough as the future mother of the human rebel. We care what happens to her, which is the most important attribute of a screen hero/heroine.

She later went on to cult success in TV's live action, "Beauty and the Beast" and, of course, "Terminator 2."

The concluding fight for survival that takes place in a factory, which has the audience biting their nails, and sitting on the edge of their seats. It takes some inventive maneuvers by our heroes to battle against this killing machine, that can come back to life.

"The Terminator" is a classic, that is recommended for fans of both science fiction and action genre films.

Rated R for violence.

If you enjoyed THE TERMINATOR, you may like TOTAL RECALL, WESTWORLD, STRANGE DAYS, PREDATOR, THE MATRIX , TRUE LIES, and T 2.