The Terminator, James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger

My Favorite Scene: The Terminator (1984) “I’ll Be Back”

As the fifth film in The Terminator franchise looms as the next summer blockbuster, it’s time to run back through the previous installments for the best scenes.  1984’s original Terminator cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger as the premiere action star for over a decade and began a mythology that changed cinematic science fiction forever.  That being said, there’s a lot of the film that has not aged well.  The film contains some painfully dated practical effects, and that could relegate the film to corny to a series newcomer, but when the T-800 tracks Sarah Connor to an LAPD Station, you realize the terrifying singular destructive capability of these killing machines, not to mention you get one of the most quoted lines in film history.

The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger

3 thoughts on “My Favorite Scene: The Terminator (1984) “I’ll Be Back””

  1. I’m a huge fan of the first two films. Isn’t everyone? And James Cameron says this new one is the true third movie in the franchise. That is very different from his reaction when McG asked for his blessing on Terminator: Salvation. People will complain about Genysis until they’re blue in the face, but it’s all just talk. Everyone is going to see it.

    I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Disney is remaking the Night on Bald Mountain segment of Fantasia in live action. The demon will be the protagonist, and the writers of Dracula Untold are doing the screenplay.

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  2. Hmmm. I got the strangest notification. Just for the record, liking my own comment was an accident.

    The Night on Bald Mountain thing is not a joke BTW. Things in Hollywood have passed into the surreal.


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