14 Questions I Had Watching ‘Terminator’ For The First Time


After 31 years, five films, a TV show, and more “I’ll be back” parodies to even count, I finally sat my butt down and watched James Cameron’s original, 1984 “The Terminator” on Monday (June 29). It probably goes without saying that I was instantly hooked — despite the ’80s effects the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) was still terrifying, and despite the ’80s hair, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) were still mesmerizing leads that were easy to root for.

And the laser beams — oh, the laser beams!

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