Terminator Pictures, Images and Photos
Directed by: James Cameron 
Written by: James Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn 
Country: UK, USA
Runtime: 108 minutes

Plot: 

In the future, the machines have taken over the world. Because of a super program called Skynet, the machines took control and started exterminating humans. However, there is a resistance, a group of rebels who are led by John Connor. The machines are disturbed by him. Therefore, they decide to send a cyborg into a past to kill his mother, Sarah. If she is dead, there will be no John. Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) is a regular woman. The cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) manages to travel back to the past and find her. But, she is not alone! John figured out what the machines are up to and he sends Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to protect Sarah. That's when the story gets more interesting. Since I do not write reviews that include spoilers, you will have to watch it and see what happened. 

Acting:

People have different opinions of Arnold's acting. Some think of him only as a action figure. Others (and there are very few of these "others") think that he actually has an "acting bone" in his body. I will not comment on his acting in other movies. However, in this movie, I must say he was pretty good. He successfully managed to depict a really cold and ruthless robot. This, I think, nobody can deny. Linda Hamilton was perfect. Michael Biehn, on the other hand, didn't impress me that much. He is "okay", but not as good as I expected. He does play an important role in the movie after all. 

Visual and Audio Effects:

Many compliments to the crew who managed to pull this off! Indeed, you have to keep in mind that this movie was directed in 1984. The effects are wonderful, even better than most movies that where directed around the same period. If you are expecting something like "Tron: Legacy" or "Avatar": go and read a little bit about the history of filmography, and then come back to my blog! The sounds are great, very "metallic" and quasi cyberpunk. Of course, the soundtrack is not cyberpunk because, at the time, this kind of music/sound genre was not as developed and electronic as it is now. Nevertheless, everything is neatly packed, squared in and distributed properly throughout the movie. The visuals are excellent. Every "action" scene pure, raw and you can clearly see that they put an effort into it. I am very pleased with all the effects. 

Generally Speaking:

This motion picture gives us a good idea of what the future might be like. Since we are so "consumed" by technology, it is quite possible that we will be overruled by some artificial intelligence. I would not be surprised at all if this happened in a few years. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I mean every word I say! The story of this movie will impact any viewer, just because this kind of a "dystopian" future is almost knocking at our doors. It makes you wonder, why are we so obsessed with the creation of an A.I.? If you often think about such things, then you will love this movie. It will give you many ideas and topics to think, talk or write about. 

The Plot's Success:

Yes, the plot is successful. When I say this, I mean that the plot has a balance between action scenes and non action scenes. Action packed movies can sometimes be good, but only if the crew manages to distribute the explosions, the fights and the gunning equally throughout the movie. I must say, they managed to do that in this one. You will not be bored by "emotional" scenes, nor will you be irritated by too many minutes of action. Everything is equal, even and very balanced. This movie was not filmed in one night. It is obvious that a lot of effort was invested in it. I must compliment the crew once again. Great job, people!

-Piper Blurred



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