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“I went to this movie thinking it would be a turkey after having seen Arnie as Conan. Boy was I wrong! This movie was thrilling from beginning to end and made Arnold and "i'll be
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“A grim and harsher movie then it's flashier and newer cousin has Arnold as the villain hunting Sarah. It's budget minor but it's action still high and it's darker tone is favored
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“Although the Terminator series relies more on action, thriller, and horror plot devices, it also utilizes some unique science fiction ones as well, namely the time travel paradox.
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“Went into this film with low expectations especially after having seen Conan. I was blown away by this film. Made Arnold a star!. I remember when the android was being questioned
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The Termitator.... need I say more? Well before James Cameron was making movies about giant smurfs he sent a body building cyborg back in time to kill Sarah Connor. In the year 2029 a war between the humans and the
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“The first and possibly the greatest of all The Terminator movies "The Terminator" is the film that shot James to super star status in 1984 and begun what would be one of the most
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The Theme: Technology is Evil and Will One Day Destroy Us All Other Examples: All the Terminator movies, The Matrix, Even Freakin' Back to the Future Plays on This!  Why
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James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR is one of the tightest, tensest sci-fi films ever made and a landmark in the genre. In the year 2029, battles rage between the super intelligent machines that rule the world and the last vestiges of humanity. In late-20th-century Los Angeles, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) suddenly finds herself stalked by an unstoppable killing machine--a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sent from the future to kill her and her unconceived son, John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah can rely only on Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from the seemingly indestructible Terminator and save humanity. This low-budget masterpiece was the breakthrough film for director Cameron, who weds special effects, thrills, and understated romance to create one of the finest action films of the 1980s, which spawned many imitations but few equals. Science fiction author Harlan Ellison sued over the film's similarities to his own works, especially the OU...
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