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Terminator the Movie

Updated on January 15, 2015

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The future of mankind is Man vs. Machine and movie fans loved it. The Terminator movie was a hit and so is ARNY.

With the success of the first Terminator film it sets the stage for Terminator 2, Terminator 3, and Terminator Salvation to hit the big screen. The Terminator movies are just as thrilling and action packed as the first with the name Arnold Schwarzenegger being forever immortalized in movie history.

The future of the world stands still....

The big screen introduces us to the main players in the futuristic world of the movie Terminator. We meet a young, beautiful, but, very naïve Sarah Connor. The last person we would expect to give birth to one of the greatest soldiers of all time.

We are introduced to the Terminator (model T-800), the unstoppable force with only one goal, to kill Sarah Connor. Sent back in time from 2029, this cybernetic assassin is living tissue over metallic endoskeleton, and strongly resembles a modern day politician from California.

We also meet Kyle Reese, future soldier in the human resistance, sent back to save Sarah from the cyborg.

Much of the mythology of this future world comes from this movie, including the first mention of Skynet, an artificial intelligence network that somehow became self-aware. When its creators realized the dangers, they tried to pull the plug on Skynet which retaliated by starting a global nuclear holocaust to destroy the enemy, Mankind.

One of my favorite movies of all time, Terminator has no equal in any genre. It stands on its own.

The Terminator movie.

The Terminator
The Terminator

The Terminator throws us into a futuristic world which is controlled by the powerful supercomputer Skynet and the powerful machines which it has created to protect itself. If you haven't seen the movie then now is the time.


Look into the future...

In the Terminator movies the only home for mankind is found in the underground human resistance. The machines have sent an unstoppable assassin to kill their most powerful enemy, John Connor, the human leader of the rebellion.

The plan is to kill Sarah Connor, John's mother, prior to John's conception, which will in effect prevent the great leader of the revolution from even being born in the first place.

Discovering the plot, John sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect his mother. Kyle and Sarah have a brief love affair which leads to John's conception, by a father that in reality hasn't even been born yet.

All the Terminator movies are hot but which film was the absolute best of the batch?

Which was your favorite Terminator movie?

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Get the full set of Arnold action figures as he morphs.

NECA Cult Classics/Terminator 2 - Action Figures Series 1: Set Of 3
NECA Cult Classics/Terminator 2 - Action Figures Series 1: Set Of 3

These 3 collectible Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator action figures look great on display. An absolute must have for Terminator movie fans.


Then comes Terminator 2: Judgement Day and everything changes...

Whoa, wait, what did I miss? This new Terminator movie stops me in my tracks.

John Connor is now a pre-teen, Sarah Connor is now a total badass living in a mental institution, and the Terminator is a good guy?

There is a new Terminator on the scene, and this one is both big and bad. He can reshape himself to look like just about anything (as long as it doesn't have moving parts) and can imitate anyone (even Sarah Connor herself, though he still makes her cry out for her own son?)

Terminator 2 movie on Blu Ray.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Skynet Edition) [Blu-ray]
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Skynet Edition) [Blu-ray]

Sarah has not wasted the years in between, and has devoted her life to the motherly art of Warfare. If you thought she was pretty in the first movie, look out, in this one she is flat out hot.


Words which strike deep within the heart of every Terminator fan...

"Thank you, Sarah, for your courage through the dark years. I can't help you with what you must soon face, except to say that the future is not set. You must be stronger than you imagine you can be. You must survive, or I will never exist." John Connor.

Those oh so famous Terminator words....."I'll be back.

Terminator survival game: Have you got what it takes to survive?

Terminator 2 Judgement Day Fight to the Finish Survival Game
Terminator 2 Judgement Day Fight to the Finish Survival Game

Bring the action of the Terminator movies into your home with the Terminator 2 Judgement Day Survival Game. Do you think you can survive?


What are your thoughts on the Terminator movies?

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      Underrated 4 years ago

      Not the biggest fan of Sci-Fi, but Terminator and Terminator 2 were really good.

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      SelfishBeat 4 years ago

      Terminator (Judgement Day) is the best of the sequel, I would say it was agead of its time, smartly built movie. Salvation is a good one also, but would give four stars out of five only.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      The Terminator movies sure shot Arnold Schwarzenegger into the limelight of actors.

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I love all the Terminator movies. The last one was pretty awesome.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @WhitePineLane: I am a Terminator movie fan too and I am not too sure why as I am usually not into action flicks. Must be the appeal of Arnold himself captivating me ;)

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      WhitePineLane 8 years ago

      Definitely Terminator 2! I usually hate this kind of movie, but I loved the entire Terminator series.