Monday, August 8, 2016

The Terminator (1984)

It's really weird going back and revisiting this one. Especially in a post-Genisys world. It blows my mind that a film made for less than $10 million has spawned four sequels that each cost a MINIMUM of $100 million. And it's not like the original looks more expensive than its budget. It looks exactly like its budget. It looks like every other low-budget, high-concept action film of the time. You can tell what is a miniature and what is matted in. You can tell when it switches from a dummy to a real person. You especially feel it when Arnold is going to visit the first Sarah Connor from the phone book. It's just a guy in a big jacket walking up to a suburban house and you can picture James Cameron just out of frame in shorts and a t-shirt. I'm not saying any of this to put the film down. In fact, it's rather inspiring. There is really no magic to movie making. Just do it!

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