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30th anniversary of "The Terminator" - October 26th 
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Post 30th anniversary of "The Terminator" - October 26th
Still a great film after 30 years and a career highlight for Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron. Any fans of The Terminator?


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Still a great film after 30 years and a career highlight for Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron. Any fans of The Terminator?

You called? Great film. Illegally (due to age) saw it way back in the day. Better than the much more adored sequel in a lot of ways. Have seen it probably 10 times or so, but not in the last decade.


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When I was a teenager I watched all three Terminator films in one day(that was before Salvation was announced) and enjoyed them all, hard to say which is my favorite. Can't wait for Genesis!


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I am definitely among those that thought the sequel was better. In fact the second film is among my all time favorite movies and I think a masterpiece of it's genre. But the first movie is great. I just happen to appreciate Arnold better as the hero than as the villain though he's certainly great in the first film as well. Terrific chemistry between Hamilton and Beihn. It's a great love story. A great sci-fi flick. And a great chase film, all wrapped up into a satisfying whole.


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30 years, damn!

Anyway, great film. One of my favorites, and I'm one of those that thinks it's better than the sequel.

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30 years, damn!
Anyway, great film. One of my favorites, and I'm one of those that thinks it's better than the sequel.

Yeah the sequel had some very lame stuff in it. e.g. After Arnie shoots up the cop cars with a minigun, and then scans around to come up "0 casualities"... not only was it not plausible (I know, it's a story about time travel and a liquid-metal robot so everything becomes plausible, right? well, imo no) that's like an anti-terminator and doesn't "fit" in with it's nature. I appreciate it was told to do that but that doesn't make it any less lame. And the thumb up at the end, did anyone not groan?


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Love it still. I'd say it and the sequel are about on the same level (same as with Alien and Aliens).

The original is a lot more somber in tone and isn't as full of action. The second kinda overdoes it in a spot and a few elements are kinda corny. But on the whole I'd say they're both deserving of their reputations as cult classics.

The third one was entertaining. More of a garden variety action movie and lacking the depth of the first two, But as far as generic action films go, it was one of the better ones of that era. Salvation was a farce.

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Love it still. I'd say it and the sequel are about on the same level (same as with Alien and Aliens).

The original is a lot more somber in tone and isn't as full of action. The second kinda overdoes it in a spot and a few elements are kinda corny. But on the whole I'd say they're both deserving of their reputations as cult classics.

The third one was entertaining. More of a garden variety action movie and lacking the depth of the first two, But as far as generic action films go, it was one of the better ones of that era. Salvation was a farce.

I don't think it was a "farce" at all, It had some interesting ideas.


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Jeff Wilder wrote:
Love it still. I'd say it and the sequel are about on the same level (same as with Alien and Aliens).
The original is a lot more somber in tone and isn't as full of action. The second kinda overdoes it in a spot and a few elements are kinda corny. But on the whole I'd say they're both deserving of their reputations as cult classics.
The third one was entertaining. More of a garden variety action movie and lacking the depth of the first two, But as far as generic action films go, it was one of the better ones of that era. Salvation was a farce.

I don't think it was a "farce" at all, It had some interesting ideas.

Yes I definitely prefer Salvation over T3 - which really went nowhere new whatsoever. Neither are as good as T1 and T2 though.


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T3 had probably the best ending in the series.


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I can understand some of the complaints thrown against T3, but I love it. I've probably said this before, but in some ways I consider it better than T2.

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