The Terminator

The Terminator

DVD - 2003
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In 2029, the ruling giant super-computer, Skynet, sends an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to 1984 to kill a woman, Sarah Connor, whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope.

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VonHafenstaaad
Sep 29, 2017

Much of Terminator's greatness is due to its low-budget aesthetic and lo-fi energy; perhaps out of necessity, Cameron's sense of storytelling has a lean efficiency that both he and the series have long since abandoned.

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 17, 2017

The movie still holds up, nearly 30 years later, despite some funny and interesting plot holes.

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JihadiConservative
Sep 29, 2016

Great film. At the time this was groundbreaking--and it still is. Even though the acting (mediocre at best), and special effects (cheesy by todays standards) were not so hot, the story centertainly is and stands among some of the best science fiction films to date.

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Calvacade
Sep 20, 2016

An all time classic sci-fi/action film- you can argue that despite the relatively low budget, this is the best of the series.

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XGirl
Aug 26, 2016

Well, darlings - Personally, I think that it would've made a whole lot more sense if the Terminator had actually been sent even farther back in time and that way he could've terminated Sarah's parents before they even met each other. Yeah. That way we wouldn't of had to tolerate Sarah Connor (the dummy) at all in this movie.

Doesn't that sound better to you? It sure does to me.

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patch666
Apr 28, 2016

Come with me if you want to live >>

I came across time for you Sarah. I love you . I always have >>>

THE TERMINATOR ANTHOLOGY REVIEW. It started when director James Carmereon had a nightmare about machines taking over the world and he decided to make it into a movie well decades later its turd into a whole franchise.THE TERMINATOR. While in some ways pretty cheesy this is still one of the best postapocalyptic films out there plus the cheesiness is pretty awesome Arnold Swarzenagger is very cool as the terminator and the rest of the cast is good to. In all a the movie has some flaws but its still pretty good I give this one 3 stars. TERMINATOR 2 JUDGMENT DAY. while most say its the best in the series I disagree yes it was a groundbreaker in the special effects word and yes it has eye poping stunts but that's not what makes a movie. The excesive violence was kind of over the top.Now those of you that really like this movie Im not putting you down we all have our personal opinions. Id say 2 stars. TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES. Now in My opinion this was worse than T2 extremely campy with the tx terminator T2 is a work of art compared to this film. 1 star. TERMINATOR SALVATION. For Me the fourth installment in the terminator series was a complete mindblower the battles between the human resistence an the terminator army was the highlight of the movie it showed you a part of the terminator movie world that it never shows except for a few very short clips a totally differente feel than the rest of the series. As for the characters theres john conner the leader of the human resistence played by Christian Bale and marcus wright who is a very mad max type of character played by Sam Worthington. A great movie 5 stars. hope you enjoy the terminator anthology and remember he`ll be back.

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Gizmo_Joe
Feb 18, 2016

Terminator's story is about a cyborg that is sent here from the future (2029) in order to kill a seemingly innocent woman.

Schwarzennegger is perfectly cast as the violence-prone robot who cannot be stopped.

This is a terrific action picture that never lets up for a minute. It was a model for others to follow.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Feb 09, 2016

I can't recall anything scarier than seeing Schwarzenegger/machine go thru the flames and COME BACK OUT near the end. A classic in every sense of the word!! Watch Judgement Day after watching this one. The 2 movies should be viewed back to back. Every thing that follows is blah.

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MITbuzz2
Jan 30, 2016

I wanted "the Terminator" original movie and got "the Terminators" the TV series dvd?? sort it out folks!

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Internecivus
Nov 29, 2015

Kyle Reese: Come with me if you want to live

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Internecivus
Jul 21, 2015

The T-800: "Get Out!"

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Internecivus
Jul 21, 2015

Punk Leader: "Nice night for a Walk, eh"

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Internecivus
Jul 21, 2015

The T-800: "I'll Be Back"

aaa5756 May 16, 2013

“Computers are useless. They only give answers.” -Pablo Picasso

aaa5756 May 15, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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EowynThandawen
Nov 18, 2012

Sarah Conner; Do I look like the mother of the future? I mean, am I tough? Am I organized? I can't even balance my check book!

laustcawz Sep 17, 2012

Reese: "Listen...& understand! That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity...or remorse...or fear...& it absolutely will not stop...ever...until you are DEAD!"

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EowynThandawen
Jul 17, 2012

Reese: You've been targeted for termination.

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brianhophead
Dec 15, 2009

THE TERMINATOR: I'll be back.

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THEANTHOLOGYREVIEWER thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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hulk101
Jul 04, 2015

hulk101 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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Darth777Vader
Jul 25, 2013

Darth777Vader thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Red_Cat_428
Jul 09, 2012

Red_Cat_428 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

green_alligator_2339 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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jabey
Jun 17, 2008

jabey thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Darth777Vader
Jul 25, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: At the beginning of the movie, the terminator pulls a guys heart out. Kinda gross. Also, he slices his own arm and cuts his eye out.

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Darth777Vader
Jul 25, 2013

Violence: There is a lot of violence throughout the movie.

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jabey
Jun 17, 2008

Coarse Language: Swearing.

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jabey
Jun 17, 2008

Sexual Content: Short sex scene. Some nudity.

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jabey
Jun 17, 2008

Violence: People are shot and beat up.

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Internecivus
Aug 20, 2015

An unstoppable cyborg (Terminator series 800 Model 101) is sent back in time to assasinate the mother (Sarah Connor) of the leader of the resistance. Along with the cyborg comes a soldier of the resistance (Kyle Reese), sent back to protect Sarah Connor from the Terminator.

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jabey
Jun 17, 2008

A terminator is sent back in time to kill the mother of the eventual leader of the human resistance against the machines. A soldier is sent back in time to protect her from the terminator (a human-like robot).

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