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Terminator Movie Review


Terminator Movie Review

Ok, so the 8 year old, the gf, and me are preparing for the release of Terminator Salvation by revisting the greatness that is the original Terminator trilogy. The first one we watched was the original James Cameron classic Terminator. This of course starred Arnold, Linda Hamilton, and a genre legend Michael Biehn. Now for me Michael Biehn is interesting. Always liked him and he always seemed to be one movie away from being a massive star but, it just never happened. He's been regulated since the 80's to failed TV Series and several smaller roles in various movies. Anyway, as we know James Cameron has done a ton of great movies not named Titanic (ugh). Now when you watch this movie for the most part it still holds up well to the times. It does have some stop motion effects which are a little poor now. But, for the most part the machine attack bots, and most of Arnold's make up is pretty good. Arnold was a star when this movie came out with the bodybuilding audience and with Conan fans. But, this was the breakout movie for Arnold. Leading to classic roles in Predator, Commando, The Running Man, and Raw Deal. Linda Hamilton was very different in this movie which is perfect to show her development from this film as a timid young lady to a ball busting muscle bitch in the sequel T2. There were some great action sequences in this movie and there is still something to be said for a some good shoot outs. We also have the infamous Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor love making scene. Which of course would spawn the great John Connor. However, Kyle Reese's confession of love was cheesy as hell considering he had never even met this gal. Oh well. Now, I can see giving this movie 5 axes back in the 80's. But, part of movies for me is holding up over time. It does seem alittle dated. I would take off from the original Star Wars for this same reason however, films like Empire and Jedi do hold the test of time as the effects are much better. All in all this is still a classic. With Bill Paxton having a small punk rocker role in the beginning which is great. Who knew he would become a massive star one day having his own massive blockbuster in Twister and a great little horror flick named Fraility. And now a successful and very good tv show on HBO named Big Love. Of course this is a must own. And has been part of my dvd collection for at least 5 years now. Enjoy this before the new one drops. 4.0 axes out of 5.

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