The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator was a great movie. However, I like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) better. I made slight amends with regards to the use of time travel and the Terminator series. See my Terminator 2 post for my self-discussion on the topic.

You should definitely watch this movie if you like action or sci-fi movies. Even if you don't particularly like those genres, it's a good enough movie to try watching anyways. At the least, I would recommend watching the sequel, Terminator 2.

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Instant Comments:
Great opening music. Or should I say classic?
Of course, one of the things I'm already thinking before I watch the movie is how I don't like the way time works in Terminator. [This is sort of explained later in the movie]
Then I guess there's the question of what exactly gets to travel back in time. Why not clothes? [This is explained later in the movie]
Why was it so important they chase him?
I have no memory of watching Terminator. I guess they only showed Terminator 2 on television [20231112: or perhaps they showed the sequel more often than the first?]
This movie is pretty violent and intense.
Before this we see Terminator's vision.
At 39 min we hear the goal. And storyline. We also witness Terminator's voice ability.
I like how storyline is quickly done during an action scene. It's not just dialogue on its own, so it's exciting.
"one possible future"
55 minutes. Nice red pupil. Glasses. Black leather jacket donned.
"Field generated by a living organism" The cyborg is covered by living tissue is what allows him to go through.
59 minutes "I'll be back"
Possible responses @ 1:14 F@#$ You A$$ Hole

Watched 20110520 (Netflix, Instant)
The Terminator (1984) James Cameron. 107 min.

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DOUBLE SPOILER ALERT. This HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) is fun in that it incorporates Back to the Future (1985), but it opens up a whole new can of worms. In the end, I tried to just enjoy it for what it is.

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