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“The movie that made Arnold a household name. The best action scifi flick ever. There was never a need for a sequel and the second one had all kinds of flaws in its story.”
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“Having seen Arnold in Conan, I didn't have any expectations for this film going in. Boy were my eyes opened. This film grabbed me from the start! When he pulls out his mechanical
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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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“My 2nd favorite Terminator movie.  Still was cool to see Arnold playing a villain for the first time... I think.”
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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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