I remember back in 2009, my family went to go see James Cameron's (the same director if you're a dummy like me) Avatar, and I remember when I asked my parents how long this movie was an hour in, I remember I heard them say four hours. They probably meant two hours and forty minutes, and midway through, I was moaning on the dirty floor with a stomachache. I left the theatre however, dancing my way out of the cineplex. I'm probably not going to do a review of that movie, though, but I am - or used to be - excited for the next Avatar movie. Still, it's gotten how many delays? Like, six? It's been said that next year, Avatar 2 is coming out and the last 2 are coming out only a year apart from each-other, but somehow I doubt that will actually happen. But did you know there was a seven year difference between Terminator 1 and 2 just like in Avatar today? Cool, huh?
So, the Terminator, obviously played by badass Arnie, is a robot cyborg who traveled back forty-five years, changing the future by going to the present. (Though now it represents past and future, not present.) He is after a Sarah Connor, but he doesn't know which one. And the Sarah Connor he's after isn't really a general threat - simply a waitress at Big Boy who lives with a sassy dark-haired chick, leading to an awkward and hilarious phone conversation.
One of my favourite scenes was a police station act, where the police aren't the He's crazy-doofuses they'd usually be if a ton of other directors were in charge of this, and a fight scene where you'll be holding your breath - and your heart. There's a photo scene near the end that's very simple but startlingly unforgettable.
The Terminator is one hundred percent pure villain. He'll rip your heart right out. He'll have a list of insults ready if anyone ever asks why he's taking so long on the john. He's also as hard as your first bottle of wine. There are numerous character deaths caused by him (all are violent, but I wish one in particular had a little more resistance.)
move in clumsy stop-motion animation yet still be terrifying and believable. The Terminator is simply a very good movie. And it's from 1984, wow! I would've liked this just as much if this was new, and that's something - coming from someone who was disappointed with the second Avengers movie.