The Terminator (1984) – Movie Review

“I’ll be back!” – The Terminator (A quote by: Arnold Schwarzenegger from the movie, The Terminator (1984).)

That is maybe one of the most famous movie quotes of all time, and it is what was quoted by an actor whom at the time was one of the least known actors… He of course would become one of the biggest action stars of all time… That actor was Arnold Schwarzenegger (Predator)… Who at that point was still mostly doing low budget films and B-Movies!

The movie of course is also the first of one of the most famous series of all time… One that uptil about a year or so ago was maybe a little off kilter… But still going strong, that movie is: The Terminator (1984)!

Written by: Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), James Cameron (Aliens) & Directed by: James Cameron. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn (Aliens) & Linda Hamilton (Children Of The Corn).

This sci-fi scarefest told the story about how in the future, an AI computer takes over the world, and after the fallout from a nuclear war ends, how this computer begins to build robots to control the orderly extermination of the human race… The problem, John Connor!

You see, John Conner is the leader of the human resistance, some one who since he was very young, had been training for this eventuality by his mother, ‘Sarah Conner’… Now on the eve of the defeat of the artifical intelligence, when the AI civilization was on the verge of collapse… The AI sends one last lone, ‘Terminator’ to the past in an effort to destroy John Conner before he was born!

Noticing this, the human resistance also sends a human protector to protect Sarah before she becomes a total bad-ass! So that the terminator won’t be able to get to her!

And young Sarah happens to be a young fast food waitress, whose world is literally going to change forever!

Beyond the fact that it has a great story, and amazing special effect, as well as great talent… And you know what? Forget the fact that this movie cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger as a major A-list action movie talent… This movie particularly is a legacy film! What I mean by this, is that there are some films that if you really want to be true science fiction afficiando, that you just kind of have to watch them! And this one is one of those!

So watch it! I highly recommend it! Even most people who are not a fan of the genre in general love this film, I love this film, and I would be truly surprised if you did not like this film, as I am certain if you are in this site, then you are truly going to enjoy this!