← Back to Movies


The Terminator

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield View All


Crew

James Cameron (Director), James Cameron (Writer), Gale Anne Hurd (Writer) View All

Released: Oct. 26th, 1984
Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes
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?
Average Rating:

Reviewed by

TheUsualSuspect
Breaking down that scene showcases the amount of creative talent Cameron has, every shot has a purpose, every action is justified and the repetitive machine like music heightens the tension beautifully.
BraedenG33
The script is also incredible tight and the story is perfectly paced, never dull for even a moment. Most people will say that Terminator 2 is an improvement on this film but I would disagree.
Iroquois
Obviously, this means starting off with the low-budget B-movie that started it all, 1984's The Terminator.
View All (9)