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Reel Snippet – The Terminator


The Terminator is a classic, there’s no argument at all. However, there are a number of elements that I feel draw it back. Let me start out with the positives, beginning with Arnold himself. He captures the uncanny valley of being a humanoid robot from his monotone to his unblinking stone face. The atmosphere is also rich with dread and drama, both in the modern world of the Eighties and the far future of Skynet’s hell. What draws it back is the over-reliance on synth music that feels remarkably dead. Another drawback is that the romance feels extremely awkward and forced and the twist at the end can be seen coming a mile away. Still, it’s not enough to declare the movie bad. It’s easy to see why this became such an action milestone and I look forward to seeing the sequel as the Road to Genisys continues.

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