History Film / TheTerminator

17th Jan '17 9:01:48 AM tmustard
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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]]'' a newly-bought weapon would draw his own and ask them what the ''hell'' they think they're up to!

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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]]'' a newly-bought weapon would draw his own and ask them what the ''hell'' they think they're up to!to! Not that it would have helped in this case.
16th Jan '17 10:31:08 PM Michael_McManus
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* IndyPloy: Just about everything Kyle does. He's up against an unstoppable robot killer with nothing but a shotgun (and later, some pipe bombs), so he doesn't have any grand battle plan.



** Arguably, Kyle is guilty of this on two occasions, each for the same reason. His job is to keep Sarah safe, but he leaves her on her own, while pursued by the T-800 driving a semi, so he can pull off a risky gambit with his homemade explosive. This works, but only just, and as we see, he does not learn his lesson. The second time is where he orders Sarah to run while he takes on the T-800 on his own in the Cyberdyne Factory. This is stupid for various reasons - he's badly injured, he and Sarah are more likely to survive if they stay together, he's fought these things long enough to know he can't beat one with an iron bar, even a damaged one, and if he dies, Sarah has no one to protect her. He then blows the T-800 up, which kills him, badly injures Sarah (durrrrr) and still doesn't terminate the Terminator. Instead, poor old Sarah is left on her own against what's left of the T-800. Fortunately, she finishes off the job properly, and by T2, it's safe to conclude that John has inherited her brains rather than his Dad's...

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** Arguably, Kyle is guilty of this on two occasions, each for the same reason. His job is to keep Sarah safe, but he leaves her on her own, while pursued by the T-800 driving a semi, so he can pull off a risky gambit in his final battle with his homemade explosive. This works, but only just, and as we see, he does not learn his lesson. The second time is where he orders Sarah to run while he takes on the T-800 on his own in the Cyberdyne Factory. This is stupid for various reasons - he's badly injured, he and Sarah are more likely to survive if they stay together, he's fought these things long enough to know he can't beat one with an iron bar, even a damaged one, and if he dies, Sarah has no one to protect her. He then blows the T-800 up, which kills him, badly injures Sarah (durrrrr) and still doesn't terminate the Terminator. Instead, poor old Sarah He attempts to fight it using an iron bar and loses horribly. Justified since he's been shot and is left on her own against what's left of slowly bleeding out - the T-800. Fortunately, she finishes off the job properly, blood loss and by T2, it's safe to conclude that John has inherited her brains rather than adrenaline would cloud his Dad's...judgement.
1st Jan '17 7:17:32 PM KenKevinStriker
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** Also played straight, though, in the form of male {{Fanservice}}. Watch the opening scenes of that movie (both Kyle and the T-800 are naked, courtesy of their time transport. They are both very, very well-built, and Kyle particularly stays at the least shirtless for a good long while).

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** Also played straight, though, in the form of [[MRFanservice male {{Fanservice}}.fanservice]]. Watch the opening scenes of that movie (both Kyle and the T-800 are naked, courtesy of their time transport. They are both very, very well-built, and Kyle particularly stays at the least shirtless for a good long while).while).
*** Arnie also goes above and beyond. In his scene with the punks, he really is fully nude. No conveniently placed fabric over his junk.
1st Jan '17 3:38:03 PM Aaaargh
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** Arguably, Kyle is guilty of this on two occasions, each for the same reason. His job is to keep Sarah safe, but he leaves her on her own, while pursued by the T-800 driving a semi, so he can pull off a risky gambit with his homemade explosive. This works, but only just, and as we see, he does not learn his lesson. The second time is where he orders Sarah to run while he takes on the T-800 on his own in the Cyberdyne Factory. This is stupid for various reasons - he's badly injured, he and Sarah are more likely to survive if they stay together, he's fought these things long enough to know he can't beat one with an iron bar, even a damaged one, and if he dies, Sarah has no one to protect her. He then blows the T-800 up, which kills him, badly injures Sarah (durrrrr) and still doesn't terminate the Terminator. Instead, poor old Sarah is left on her own against what's left of the T-800. Fortunately, she finishes off the job properly, and by T2, it's safe to conclude that John has inherited her brains rather than his Dad's...
28th Dec '16 3:58:21 PM LtFedora
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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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** 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 [=SkyNet=] to win the war.
15th Dec '16 10:35:51 AM KingZeal
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* NeverendingTerror: This is the nightmare Sarah Connor faces. Now that she has this unstoppable KillerRobot after her, she must live in fear for the rest of her life. She has to be careful of every action, every person she meets, every little detail, or it will find and kill her. Even the hero of the story, Kyle Reese, believes that there's no hope of destroying it, and that even if they do, in the original script, he knows that it's possible another will come someday. Deleted scenes have Sarah come to realize this problem and decide that, if she has no hope of outrunning this thing forever, she's at least going [[TakingYouWithMe take its creator, Skynet, down with her]] by blowing up the company responsible for creating it. Unfortunately for her, YouCantFightFate.
8th Dec '16 7:37:11 AM Ohio9
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* UnsafeHaven: Lt. Traxler assures Sarah Connor she'll be safe in the police station since more then 30 officers are on duty inside. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the assailant pursuing Sarah is an armored cyborg from the future that is virtually immune to small arms fire, and he's able to blast his way through the police quite easily.
7th Dec '16 1:42:30 PM ChaoticQueen
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* KickTheDog:
** The titular character ''had'' to run over some children's toys to establish that he is evil. Never mind that he'd already killed (at least) two people in exceptionally ruthless fashion. It becomes a bit of {{foreshadowing}}, since the toy semi is the same model as the real one the Terminator will drive later in the movie.
** There's also a very literal example, as the humanoid Terminator in Kyle's future flashback uses his machine gun to mow down the guard dogs who detected him, although there's a GoryDiscretionShot.

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* KickTheDog:
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KickTheDog: The titular character ''had'' to run over some children's toys to establish that he is evil. Never mind that he'd already killed (at least) two people in exceptionally ruthless fashion. It becomes a bit of {{foreshadowing}}, since the toy semi is the same model as the real one the Terminator will drive later in the movie.
** There's also a very literal example, as the humanoid Terminator in Kyle's future flashback uses his machine gun to mow down the guard dogs who detected him, although there's a GoryDiscretionShot.
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7th Dec '16 8:51:19 AM ChaoticQueen
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* PetTheDog: Reese instinctively allows the dog at the roadside hotel to sniff him. They use dogs to sniff out Terminators where he comes from.
21st Nov '16 6:58:12 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CurbstompBattle: The shootout inside the police station. We later learn in ''Judgement Day'' that no less than ''seventeen'' police officers were massacred in their hopeless defense against the Terminator. By the time it is over, anybody who lived to tell about has already fled the scene.
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