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The Terminator

Human Rating: 4 / 5 Alien Rating: Government Cover Up

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The TerminatorThere are B-movies, and then there are B-movies. With this inventive and tautly paced actioner, about a cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger when he hasn't struck it big yet) sent from the future to destroy his enemy before he is even conceived and the human also sent from the future to prevent this, shows what can be done on a cheap budget.

To my mind better than its successor (for pure freshness) this film shows a keen understanding and love of the sci-fi genre. Exciting and thrilling with enough black comedy, violence and car chases to appeal to even the most jaded action movie freak this one is a must see.The Terminator

(Although the stunts and special effects are nowhere as good as its sequel, The Terminator has an ace up its sleeve: a well-written and taut screenplay that doesn't tend to drift off into the occasional boring bits like in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).)

Review by James O'Ehley from The Sci-Fi Movie Page.

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