After the directorial failure of Piranha II made this film with immense conceptualize artistry and special effects. The production of the film has created the evolution of the director from low budget to highly Hollywood parameter. Through this film, the audience has witnessed the brilliant glory as well as absurdities that created a revolution in terms of cinematic development. The director said that he came to know about the plot from a fever dream that he experienced during his first film.
The plot revolves around two men who have arrived on time travel from 2029 to 1884. One of them is an assassin called terminator who has been assigned to kill a woman called Sarah Connor. The other character is a human soldier called Kyle Reese, who stops the terminator from doing the assassins. Thus the story moves forward with tassels if he will be able to kill Sarah Connor who will become the mother of the future resistance’s leader. On the other hand, soldier kyle is continually turning him back from completing his mission. Throughout the film, the three characters are engaged in a do-or-die mission and there is no way to move back and this has made the thriller element more precise and exciting for the audience. The director has left no space for emotion in the world of terminator but there is a bit of tenderness.
Director James Cameron has worked on the scripts on various levels as the direness of his own life also has been incorporated into the storytelling. The screenplay of the play directly connects to the deceased species through the series where there is the scene of horrifying injuries upon the bodies. The characters are written with facelessness that feel no pain or remorse even do not stop until their target is not fulfilled. The filming of story is set in departmental stores with cheap apartments smoke filled lightbulbs in Los Angeles.
The cast and crew of the film have also delivered superb performances. Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator is invincible and has delivered an out-of-the-box performance with complete conviction. He mixes with the skin into the character very well and has been able to create that rage within the character. Besides that, the other characters like Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor have also done justice to their characters. The all characters with a stroke of fortune and a stroke of genius superbly carried their roles. The background music also played a vital role in this movie, especially in those chase scenes.
A few drawbacks are there in the film as the audience somehow missed the vibe of Halloween or Friday the 13th in this movie. Apart from that, the film has shoot-outs, chasing sequences, explosions which are different from conventional horror movies. So overall it is a good movie to be recommended and can give complete entertainment to the audience.