R | | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
James Cameron's original idea was that Skynet would send two Terminators at once: one would be a cyborg, while the other would consist of liquid metal and would be able to shape-shift (the resistance would also have sent two humans, but one was to die during the... ...
What the hell? Goddamn son of a bitch...
When the terminator talks to the desk officer, you can see through the glasses which shows both his eyes intact, even though one should be missing.
The opening credits run while large outlines of the two halves of THE TERMINATOR cross each other. After the last directorial credit is shown, the title THE TERMINATOR zooms backward, is filled by metallic blue, and reveals itself.
$4,020,663 (USA) (28 October 1984)
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