The Terminator


In 1984, a sci-fi action franchise was born when director James Cameron cast bodybuilder-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in his career-defining role as an unstoppable cyber-bully from the future armed with killer quips and a really bad attitude. In the year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet have devised the ultimate plan. They will reshape the future by changing the past. And this nefarious plan involves teleporting a vicious, well-armed, and virtually indestructible cyborg called The Terminator back in time from the post-apocalyptic future to 1984 Los Angeles in order to assassinate the mother of John Connor, the man who will lead the 21st century rebels to victory against the tyrannical machines. But the leather-clad, monosyllabic Terminator won’t have it so easy, as resistance fighter Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) has also traveled from the future to protect the spunky Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), leading to a pulse-pounding adventure filled with guns, gore and gratuitous violence … not to mention a trippy time loop kerfuffle that the world is still trying to wrap its head around. (Dir. by James Cameron, 1984, USA, 107 mins., Rated R) Digital