Friday, October 12, 2007
The Terminator - 1984
In 1984 James Cameron brings science fiction and action movie addicts the film The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. This film will later become a cult classic for the science fiction and action world. An important film to the 80’s because it opens doors to new technology and raises the bar to what special effects are all about. The Terminator is a story following Sarah Connor, the woman who’s son who is not born yet is the worlds only hope for the world to survive beyond the year 2029. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character is a machine sent back from the future to destroy Sarah Connor and her only line of defense is Kyle Reese played by Michael Biehn, a soldier sent back by Connor’s not yet born son to protect Sarah Connor.
This film had more of a plot to it than it seemed to have when first watching the film. Although the plot is more in depth than it seems to be at the beginning, the film is still fairly easy to follow. By the end of the film I thought of it as more of a psychological science-fiction than more of a science fiction action film. I thought the film was fairly good, but I believe that it would not have the same impact in 2007 as it did in 1984. Arnold fits perfectly with the character that he plays, he doesn’t have to say much and just plays a built up killing machine.
The Terminator is a distinctive 80’s film especially when you notice the shady cinematography and the cheesy special effects. Although the special effects were innovative for the time, they do not hold up in 2007. I would recommend The Terminator to anyone who would want almost get too involved in a film that is not worth it.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JTR6PhjbxYc for a sneek peak