The Terminator

IMDB

(James Cameron, 1984)

4.0/5.0

Currently #259 on TSPST Top 1000.

Well, James Cameron is nothing if not ambitious. On this, my first viewing – I know! Shock! Horror! – I was struck by this ambition, as well as the tense pace. Bad 80s fashion and music prevail, and it suffers a bit from multiple-ending syndrome, but overall, worthy of its status.

But, my God, the dialogue. Given Cameron’s tin ear, it’s no wonder Arnold’s monosyllabic utterings steal the show.

Advertisements

Posted on June 9, 2010, in Film log, Top 1000 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Seriously?! You’ve never seen FIGHT CLUB, THE MATRIX or SE7EN? As Keanu would say: “Whoa!”

  2. It’s true!
    And I’ve included a Keanu dedication to my very next review for the White Elephant movie.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: