The Terminator : This movie keeps getting better and better with every viewing.

This movie keeps getting better and better with every viewing.

Even though T2 is a very well made action film, it lost something special that The Terminator had. I won't even go into the progressively crappier sequels.

When all's said and done, The Terminator is akin to fine wine when it comes to horror cinematography.


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Arnold as the villain was AWESOME. So menacing, so intimidating. Although Robert Patrick was also great as the T1000, T2 was a summer blockbuster for the masses. T1 was smaller, more somber, darker movie, and as such I like it better.

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Simple is complex. Less is more.

"The Terminator" in a nutshell.


It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing .

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I agree, I never tire of watching the movie, though I admit when I watch it now I get bored with the factory scene at the end..

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The haunting score, the well-handed relationship between Sarah and Kyle, Arnold's menacing/iconic performance, the pacing and the excellent atmosphere (which is very much like a horror film), etc. all this just gets better with every viewing indeed.


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Ive always preferred the original. As you all have said, the gritty 80s atmosphere is something special. The second film does have more heart. Also has a great atmosphere. Effects are a bit dated though. The opening credits in T2 are very powerful as is the whole movie. T2 is obviously the bigger movie, but that doesn't make it better.

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Agree! The last time I saw it I must have been around 10. Now it's 25 years later, I just recently rewatched T1, and I actually like it better than the first time. Very well written, suspenseful, Arnold is amazing, Michael Biehn also doing a good job - all in all a good movie, which is not the way I remembered. I have to say though that Linda Hamilton's acting is not very good, to say the least. She is much better as the warrior of T2 (and the last 5-10 minutes of T1).

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Yes, therein lies the problem with T2 is that it's simply a summer action movie. It's really a formulaic movie akin to summer action movies of the 80s and 90s. T1 feels like more than just one genre, elements of horror, action, sci-fi, noir, thriller.

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This is a fun movie :)

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Arnold as the villain was AWESOME. So menacing, so intimidating.


Although I do not rate Schwarzenegger as an actor, The Terminator role worked perfectly as its more about his physical presence, crafting his acting limitations into a menacing cyborg.

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