Alien was my other choice.
Cast:Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, Michael Bien as Kyle Reese, Bess Motta as Ginger Ventura, Paul Winfield as Lieutenant Ed Traxlar, Lance Henriksen as Hal Vukovich
Notes:Poster taken from IMP Awards.
Pros:Good villain. Frightening concept.
Cons:A plot hole. The guardian.
It has been a hard week. Obnoxious customers, no luck with your love life, and there's an assassin from the future is hunting you. What are you going to do?
Almost as soon as he shows up, it's obvious that our cyber killer isn't to be trifled with. An emotionless, practically indestructible monster whose only goal is to kill you and will do whatever it must to reach you until either that goal is accomplished or it dies is a terrifying thought.
But as others have pointed out, there is a large flaw in the story. If just wrapping metal in flesh makes it able to break the rule of "nothing synthetic" and travel through time, why don't you prepare weapons to take back with you? Also, the protector character came off as overzealous. Maybe that's what you need in a situation like this, but the way he acted was kind of disturbing.
Overall, if you're in the mood for an eighties action movie, this is a worthwhile choice.
Sex:Time-travelling leaves said (male) travelers naked, with some full rear nudity and obscured frontal. A woman wears a short nightrobe while the camera checks out her legs, and another's bare breasts are shown briefly. Couples have sex onscreen twice (aside from the aforementioned boobs, there's nothing graphic since it's always shown from the waist up). A man describes what he'd like to do to his girlfriend before he realizes out it's not her on the other line. People dance at a club while a song about desire plays in the background.
Violence:Lots of people are killed, often from getting shot. A few are also beaten or crushed. Carnage in the future includes corpses getting crushed under machines and the living being hunted/killed.
The Terminator punches through windows, rips someone's heart out, and throws a guy against metal bars. It survives things that would kill most humans and performs self-repairs, leading to some wince-worthy scenes where it cuts into its own flesh (and eyeball!).
Someone drives a car into a building. Cops chase a guy, whose intentions aren't clear until later. Things explode. Cars speed and crash. Someone manhandles a woman he's trying to protect. A bullet wound is treated while both patient and doctor are on the run. A body is shown burning down to the skeleton.
Drugs/Alcohol:People reference and drink alcohol. They smoke as well.
Language/Insults:"F**k" is used the most often. "A**hole", "g*dd**n", "sh*t", "pig", "h*ll", "G*d", "b**ch", "d**n", "J*sus", and "Chr*st" are also said.
So what was your opinion? Did you enjoy it, or do you want to terminate the memory?
© 2015 by M.R.R.