Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Terminator

In the wake of the new Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, it occurred to me that I hadn't seen a real Terminator movie in a very long time. I mean, I saw Terminator 3: Rise of the Machinesa few years ago, but since I remember absolutely nothing of what happened in it (I think the plot involved computers in some way, and maybe some animal tranquilizers unless I'm thinking of a different movie), I don't think it counts. And anyway, the TV show is supposed to be taking place after the second movie.

Now, I'm pretty familiar with Terminator 2: Judgment Day (although I did have to check IMDB to find out what meaningless phrase comes after the colon) becase I once wrote a recap of it for Mighty Big TV (now Television Without Pity, and my recap isn't there anymore), but I've never really watched the first movie to the degree it deserves. I mean, say what you want about Titanic, but James Cameron made some really good movies back in the mid-80s. I don't know how I can be so obsessed with Aliens and not watch Terminator all the time, considering that they share three actors. Okay, Bill Paxton is only in it briefly, but still.

Obviously, I enjoyed it. Schwarzenegger's great in it, Linda Hamilton's great, Lance Henriksen's great -- everything's great. And I like how the metal skeleton moves around like it's a Ray Harryhausen skeleton. Also, this is the only time that "I'll be back" doesn't sound forced, which is nice.


Dimestore Lipstick said...

Lance Henriksen? In T2?

Monty Ashley said...

No, in the first Terminator.