Orion Pictures | Release Date: October 26, 1984
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SpangleJun 26, 2014
Just could not get into this one. The premise is interesting and the thrills are certainly there for the most part, but all I saw was an overhyped movie that is like many things we see today; a movie with an interesting premise that getsJust could not get into this one. The premise is interesting and the thrills are certainly there for the most part, but all I saw was an overhyped movie that is like many things we see today; a movie with an interesting premise that gets drowned out by needless explosions and countless shootouts. I think this one would be well served if there were less of those action elements and more of the sci-fi and human drama that could really carry this one. I am not advocating removing all of the action elements, but use them less as it is numbing by the end of the film and you barely care about what is going on. There are certainly great moments, in particular the end of the film, but that is not action, rather it is the sci-fi/human drama element I like the most of this one. Sadly, those moments are few and far between, as the action dominates the screen and kills the rest. However, the action sequences are well put together and the sci-fi/human drama parts are great, so this one is not a total failure, but I thought I would like it a lot more than I did. Expand
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PetitBikiniOct 29, 2016
I do not like "The Terminator". It is one of those films that were great when they came out but over time, they've aged terribly. Some films like "Casablanca" age well through time and get better each time you watch it. This is not the caseI do not like "The Terminator". It is one of those films that were great when they came out but over time, they've aged terribly. Some films like "Casablanca" age well through time and get better each time you watch it. This is not the case with "The Terminator". Expand
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