In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?
|Release Date||:||October 26, 1984|
|Genres||:||Action, Thriller, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Orion Pictures, Pacific Western, Hemdale Film, Cinema 84, Euro Film Funding|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||James Cameron, Brenda Weisman, Sharon Kirkpatrick|
|Writers||:||William Wisher Jr., James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd|
|Casts||:||Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton, Brian Thompson, Franco Columbu, Dick Miller, Joe Farago, Shawn Schepps, Bruce M. Kerner, Brad Rearden, William Wisher Jr., Ken Fritz, Hettie Lynne Hurtes, Philip Gordon, Stan Yale, Leslie Morris, Hugh Farrington, Harriet Medin, James Ralston, Wayne Stone, John E. Bristol, Patrick Pinney, Greg Robbins, Marianne Muellerleile, Marian Green, J. Randolph Harrison, Darrell Mapson|
|Plot Keywords||:||saving the world, artificial intelligence, rebel, cyborg, shotgun, killer robot, sun glasses, dystopia, car chase, laser gun, urban setting, future war|
Many people look back at the films of James Cameron and suggest that the smaller, the budget, the tighter the limitations, the better the end product. Films like Avatar, Titanic and True Lies had huge budgets and drew in even bigger box office but many still yearn for the Cameron that gave us The Terminator and Aliens which were huge movies but packed a far bigger punch artistically. My feelings all these years on are that Cameron has earned the right to make those huge movies but i have to admit to preferring his earlier body of work. The Terminator is a nightmarish, time travelling science fiction film told at a breakneck pace and delivered with confidence and style. The film has a very gritty, underground look to it and does a great job of telling its story amid the frenetic action. There is also a huge slice of horror and suspense thrown in, an impression that has diminished in the years since it's release due to inferior sequels. Viewed as a standalone piece however, The Terminator is fine piece of work from a director with a very clear vision.Everyone knows that The Terminator is the film that gave us Arnold Schwarzenegger but when i look back at the film, it has heart and its the Michael Biehn character, Kyle Reese, that provides it Artistically speaking,Cameron might be well advised that less is more.