The Terminator (1984)

Director: James Cameron

Writers: James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, additional dialogue by William Wisher, inspired by/ripped off from a story by Harlan Ellison

Stars: Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Rick Rossovich, Bess Motta

A cyborg from the future (Arnold Schwarzeneggar) and a human soldier (Michael Biehn) travel back in time to battle over the life of a woman (Linda Hamilton) whose son will one day lead the human rebellion. 

This classic SF action picture put both Schwarzenegger and writer/director James Cameron on the map, and rightfully so.


The script is efficient and lean, moving effortlessly from thrill to thrill with not a wasted scene in between action set pieces.


This film was clearly made on a budget, but the effects hold up well, even today.


Popular posts from this blog

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Hel on Earth! (The Mighty Thor #487) (1995)