History Film / TheTerminator

20th Nov '17 5:59:21 AM LtFedora
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* PlasmaCannon: While ordering guns the T-800 asks for a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range. Presumably the ray guns seen in the future sequences are the plasmacannon the Terminator was asking for.

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* PlasmaCannon: While ordering guns the T-800 asks for a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range. Presumably the ray guns seen in the future sequences are the plasmacannon plasma cannon the Terminator was asking for.
19th Nov '17 4:45:04 AM CynicalBastardo
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* EvilDetectingDog: Dogs are shown to bark like crazy whenever a terminator is present. Kyle notes that in 2029, they use them to screen survivors attempting to enter human refuges and a pack of them go wild in the flashback scene where one gets in and starts slaughtering people.
23rd Sep '17 2:37:44 AM Arima
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Although the Terminator is strong enough to dual-wield a shotgun and an assault rifle, the problem is that both weapons require two hands to properly aim and shoot with a good chance of hitting the target. Just using one hand to hold either weapon results in the forward weight interfering badly with the shooter's aim which is then thrown off wildly by the recoil after each shot.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Although the Terminator is strong enough to dual-wield a shotgun and an assault rifle, the problem is that both weapons require two hands to properly aim and shoot with a good chance of hitting the target. Just using one hand to hold either weapon results in the forward weight interfering badly with the shooter's aim which is then thrown off wildly by the recoil after each shot. Nonetheless, the Terminator's shot placement is unrealistically adequate as to be seemingly unaffected by these issues.
23rd Sep '17 2:34:06 AM Arima
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Although the Terminator is strong enough to dual-wield a shotgun and an assault rifle, the problem is that both weapons require two hands to properly aim and shoot with a good chance of hitting the target. Just using one hand to hold either weapon results in the forward weight interfering badly with the shooter's aim which is then thrown off wildly by the recoil after each shot.
18th Sep '17 1:04:36 AM maxwellsilver
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** There's lots of [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Terminator errors]], though;
*** A .45 longslide with {{Laser Sight}}ing. The owner {{Hand Wave}}s it by saying, "These are brand-new, just got them in," but the smallest lasers in the world in 1984 weighed multiple pounds, mostly the battery. Arnold wore the battery up his sleeve.
*** And above all else, ''no'' gun store has the ammo stored right next to the guns, for pretty much the reason seen. And ''any'' gun store owner that saw a customer ''loading'' a newly-bought weapon would draw his own and ask them what the ''hell'' they think they're up to! Not that it would have helped in this case.
18th Sep '17 1:03:58 AM maxwellsilver
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*** A short-barreled, automatic "Uzi nine millimetah". There are strict federal laws, and California has had bans on these for decades. No gun store sells them, and no criminal enterprise would have them readily visible on the wall. Converting a long barreled semiautomatic Uzi to full auto takes completely different internal parts, a machine shop and precise tooling.
18th Sep '17 1:03:20 AM maxwellsilver
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: In reality, very few gun stores keep live ammunition within reach of a customer on the counter top, for reasons that [[BallisticDiscount should be obvious]] even if you haven't seen the film and know [[TooDumbToLive what becomes of the gun shop owner]]. Some stores might have crates of ammunition for sales or special deals on the floor, but gun store employees would pull their own sidearms on any customer who grabbed a box of ammo and had a live weapon in their hands at the same time.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: In reality, very few gun stores keep live ammunition within reach of a customer on the counter top, countertop, for reasons that [[BallisticDiscount should be obvious]] obvious even if you haven't seen the film and know [[TooDumbToLive what becomes of the gun shop owner]].owner. Some stores might have crates of ammunition for sales or special deals on the floor, but gun store employees would pull their own sidearms on any customer who grabbed a box of ammo and had a live weapon in their hands at the same time.



** Sarah cowers under a desk while the Terminator rampages through the police station. A menacing shadow appears outside, tests the handle, smashes the window…it's Kyle.

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** Sarah cowers under a desk while the Terminator rampages through the police station. A menacing shadow appears outside, tests the handle, smashes the window…it's window... it's Kyle.



*** A 12-gauge autoloading shotgun. This is a Franchi SPAS-12, and owner says it's "pump or auto", but unless he means ''semi''-auto - one round per trigger pull - he's bullshitting, as the SPAS-12 isn't fully-automatic. Only a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_shotgun handful of shotguns]] are full-auto, as they are the definition of AwesomeButImpractical.



*** And above all else, ''no'' gun store has the ammo stored right next to the guns, for pretty much the reason seen. And ''any'' gun store owner that saw a customer ''[[TooDumbToLive loading]]'' a newly-bought weapon would draw his own and ask them what the ''hell'' they think they're up to! Not that it would have helped in this case.

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*** And above all else, ''no'' gun store has the ammo stored right next to the guns, for pretty much the reason seen. And ''any'' gun store owner that saw a customer ''[[TooDumbToLive loading]]'' ''loading'' a newly-bought weapon would draw his own and ask them what the ''hell'' they think they're up to! Not that it would have helped in this case.
26th Aug '17 2:36:04 AM TrollBrutal
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26th Aug '17 2:35:36 AM TrollBrutal
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* {{Foil}}: Kyle Reese and the Terminator both take broadly the same actions early on in the film, right up to the Tech Noir shootout where the exposition begins. They both arrive naked in balls of lightning, they quickly steal clothing to blend in, they arm themselves and then they both commence a search for Sarah Connor, using the same tactic of looking her up in the phone book. This is done to leave the viewer unsure as to which of the characters is the good guy, assuming that either of them are. There are a few clues dropped in the differences between how Reese and the Terminator accomplish the same goals. Reese mugs a man for his pants, then lifts the rest of his clothing from a shop, then he arms himself by stealing a shotgun, so he prepares without seriously hurting anybody. The Terminator, on the other hand, simply demands the stuff he wants and ruthlessly kills the people who he demands it from. We are also clued in by the fact that The Terminator remains completely stoic, whereas Reese seems to be on the verge of completely losing it, and by the fact that The Terminator arms itself rather more heavily than Reese does.



* NotSoDifferent: Kyle Reese and the Terminator both take broadly the same actions early on in the film, right up to the Tech Noir shootout where the exposition begins. They both arrive naked in balls of lightning, they quickly steal clothing to blend in, they arm themselves and then they both commence a search for Sarah Connor, using the same tactic of looking her up in the phone book. This is done to leave the viewer unsure as to which of the characters is the good guy, assuming that either of them are. There are a few clues dropped in the differences between how Reese and the Terminator accomplish the same goals. Reese mugs a man for his pants, then lifts the rest of his clothing from a shop, then he arms himself by stealing a shotgun, so he prepares without seriously hurting anybody. The Terminator, on the other hand, simply demands the stuff he wants and ruthlessly kills the people who he demands it from. We are also clued in by the fact that The Terminator remains completely stoic, whereas Reese seems to be on the verge of completely losing it, and by the fact that The Terminator arms itself rather more heavily than Reese does.
25th Aug '17 3:07:22 PM TrollBrutal
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** Despite the dilapidated buildings and awful condition the future is in, Kyle tells Sarah that the human resistance managed to turn things around. He tells Dr. Silberman that the war was won by the time Kyle was sent back in time, and that the time travel assassination was a last minute attempt by [=SkyNet=] to win the war.
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