Thursday, November 16, 2006

Terminator (1984)

Terminator is an action classic about a Robot sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor, who's son is a future leader of the human resistance to the artificially intelligent robots that control the world in 2029. Kyle Reese is a soldier sent back from the future to protect Sarah and save the hopes of the humans in the battle against the robot army. Arnold Schwartzenegger plays the role of the terminator, who looks like a human and is an efficient killing machine. The story is based around Sarah and Kyle trying to escape from the killing machine that is chasing them. After the terminator wreaks havok on a number of places trying to kill them, he is finally killed in the end, saving hopes for humanity in the future.
This movie is one of the best sci-fi action movies in history. Arnold plays his role of Terminator very well and is very realistic in his actions and the way he handles weapons. Even though he is portrayed as an evil robot, its hard not to like the Terminator, which is probably why the sequels to this movie have the Terminator as a good guy. The storyline is great as well, giving insight into the possible reprecussions of the governments rapid increase in technology developement. The film makes the idea of a future world controlled by robots believeable, and does it in a way that is amazingly entertaining. Also it the film where Arnold says "I'll be back"- do i really need to say any more?

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