The Terminator

The Terminator ★★★★

History's most ambitious fuck a fan contest. The kind of ballsy R-Rated action movie that just doesn't get made anymore, opening with a Shakespearean prologue and ending with a cheesy one liner that ties everything together. This film smokes it's stogies anywhere it wants and doesn't have to find a hideout place like you. Also has some insane lighting, all neon flourescents that make the city seem to glow. That opening chase scene, hoo marone. Some of the effects haven't aged that well, mostly CG-wise but the Jason and the Argonauts style stop motion used when we see that sexy metal exoskeleton has a certain charm. Anything practical looks beautiful, and the scenes where we see the practical terminator prop are insane and make me wonder how they pulled that off.

Heart pounding action that I'm glad I finally got around to. Can't wait to see the second one in cinemas.

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