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WATCH: Oliver retro-reviews The Terminator (1984)

November 5th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at The Terminator – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator was what put Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron on the map! Produced on a very small budget of just over $6 Million, the movie made over $78 million worldwide and became a cult classic over night and a huge favourite with movie fans.

The film cleverly blends science fiction, action, horror and film-noir elements all into one and creates something truly unique. Many people often forget about the first film because the sequel completely dwarfed it thanks to its amazing effects and huge box office results and stands as one of the best sequels ever made. But the first film is just as emotional and rewarding as the the sequel.

Let’s sit back and relax and revisit this amazing movie..

I'm an LA journalist who really lives for his profession. I have also published work as Jane Doe in various mags and newspapers across the globe. I normally write articles that can cause trouble but now I write for FTN because Nerds are never angry, so I feel safe.