Refi

Poll

Buy, Rent or Skip The Terminator?

Buy
2 (100%)
Rent
0 (0%)
Skip
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 2

Author Topic: The Terminator (1984)  (Read 146 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25535
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
The Terminator (1984)
« on: January 25, 2012, 12:54:05 am »
The Terminator: Special Edition




Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Jo8QoOTQ4


You're Terminated, f ucker! For me, this is the entire movie in a nutshell. The entire movie is leading up to this very moment which is like the ultimate release after being chased for 1 hour and 44 minutes. I can't tell you how satisfied I feel as a movie goer in those few seconds when Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) fulfills her destiny by laying waste to an unstoppable machine. What's funny is that I was late to the Terminator party. It was maybe a year after it's release before I caught it on HBO and from that moment on, I literally became a James Cameron fan boy. I was so gung-ho for this film that I watched it endlessly. Even funnier is that I never once even thought about a sequel. I just figured that was it. Time to rewind and watch it again....and again.

Watching this tonight (and pretty much every time since that fateful day), this movie, in the wrong directors hand could have turned out to be a horrible, cheesy, C-Movie because of it's "simple plot". But in the hands of Cameron, what you get is some pretty cool set pieces, Special FX that don't suck, superb editing and music and characters that you absolutely care about. Michael Biehn was perfectly cast as Kyle Reese and of course the big man Arnold Schwarzenegger as the ultimate killing machine.

If there is one gripe to be found in the movie for me, it's the stock sound FX that is used for Reese's shotgun. It's horrible. Listen to the shotgun when it's fired, and you will immediately recognize the same stock sound fx from tons of TV shows from the 70's and 80's. It never sounded right in those shows and it just sticks out like a sore thumb in the movie. The same can be said about Terminator's hand gun as well, which uses the same stock sound FX. Other than that, it's a thrill ride not to be missed,

I own it. I watch it all the time. Of course I recommend this as a Buy.

The DVD cover that is in this post is not the cover of what I own. I have the Special Edition DVD that has that funky cover that you turn to move the image. I couldn't find a decent scan of that anywhere online, so I went with the standard cover in it's place.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 01:04:15 am by Chiprocks1 »
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Mac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9913
  • Dewey Cheatham & Howe LLP
  • Location: Little Ol Town in the Midwest
    • View Profile
Re: The Terminator (1984)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 01:05:42 pm »
I can find very little wrong with The Terminator. Itís one of those rare sci-fi movies that just gets it right. I do see a little aging with the movie, but dayum, itís almost 30 years old. I remember when this came out. On the other hand sci-fi was handled sloppy. There have been directors that have given great respect to the genre, but it was rare. Terminator was one of those instant classics.

I had missed it at the theater, but jumped on it when it came out on VHS.
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25535
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Re: The Terminator (1984)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 01:14:50 pm »
Terminator is one of the rare instances he which Mac and myself agree on voting Buy in the Poll. I'm changing my vote to Skip.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25535
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Re: The Terminator (1984)
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 07:15:14 am »
Terminator ScreenCaps














































































Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25535
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Re: The Terminator (1984)
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 05:52:40 pm »
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25535
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Re: The Terminator (1984)
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 09:06:21 pm »
My Sarah Connor Chronicles marathon may have come to an end yesterday. But that doesn't mean I'm ready to stop watching the story unfold. Watching Terminator tonight, I just noticed something that I have NEVER picked up on until now. How the f*ck is it that I never saw that William Wisher was in this? I know his part very well in T2....but not in Terminator.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
5 Replies
84 Views
Last post October 13, 2012, 03:19:06 pm
by Mac
1 Replies
9 Views
Last post July 27, 2014, 07:26:37 pm
by Chiprocks1
3 Replies
18 Views
Last post December 17, 2014, 06:24:46 pm
by Chiprocks1
3 Replies
50 Views
Last post August 28, 2016, 05:02:40 am
by Mac
17 Replies
1092 Views
Last post August 30, 2019, 09:45:48 am
by Chiprocks1

Automatic Image Resize Code