The Terminator


(James Cameron, 1984)


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.


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.

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