The Terminator - Nostalgia Critic

3-Mar, 2021
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Nostalgia Critic starts Terminator Month with the 80s smash hit that started a franchise of killer robotic Austrians! Is it as good as you remember? Let's take a look at The Terminator!
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The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction film directed by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day save mankind from extinction by a hostile Artifical Intelligence in a post-apocalyptic future. Michael Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier sent back in time to protect Sarah. The screenplay is credited to Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd, while co-writer William Wisher Jr. received a credit for additional dialogue.
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  • Favorite and least favorite Terminator movie? Support this week's charity -​ Watch more Nostalgia Critic here -​​​​​​ Follow us on Twitch -

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    • 1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (9/10) 2. The Terminator (8/10) 3. Terminator: Dark Fate (7/10) 4. Terminator: Salvation (7/10) 5. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (7/10) 6. Terminator: Genesys (4/10)

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    • Talk to the hand.

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    • Thanks for the video and keep up the good work!

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  • The effects are a little dated but you can totally see the left eye in a lot of shots were it should be a red eye

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  • Another fun fact: the terminator that infiltrates the tunnels with the chaingun during the future war is none other than Arnold's best friend and fellow Mr. Olympia, Franco Columbu!

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  • How dare you not talk about the unedited version! It had talks about how he was never meant to see the past and all it's beauty, and the second movie had him in that nightmare dream sequence!

    Marquis YaroshMarquis Yarosh4 kun oldin
  • А что по твоему шикарный, даже можна скащать идеальный фильм?

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  • The Donny joke got me.

    Nate TayloeNate Tayloe8 kun oldin
  • Why do people keep bashing this movie for it's '80s styles? It's not just made in 1984, it's a time travel movie that's SET in 1984. It clearly states so in the opening credits. I'm no fashion expert(!) but I hardly expect the characters in this film to wear whatever crap we're supposed to be wearing 2021!

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  • 2:48 That’s what LA looks like in 2020

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  • Forced unfunny humor

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  • As someone born and raised in southern California, "Being night time in LA it IS 70 degrees" chef's kiss, well done.

    Pend3rlabPend3rlab15 kun oldin
  • 90s kids: I'll be back 00s kids: I'll be back 10s kids: I'll be back 20s kids: Albion!

    Skoet KonungSkoet Konung16 kun oldin
  • The "remembering the future" scene when they cut from the Sarahs' burning picture to the terminator standing in the darkness with glowing eyes is marvelous. Gives me chills every time.

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  • 16:44 if I can get that line as a “phone ringer” and my “”doorbell”” sound then Best movie ever.

    Fan ManFan Man18 kun oldin
  • 12:40 I would understand if you complain about this about the other characters in the franchise, but why are you saying this about Kyle? I mean this character came from another world so the idea of time traveling robots isn't ludacris to him.

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  • Did...did the Critic not think about the implication of Swarzenegger shooting when someone speaks spainish? Because Arnie's kid can confirm he does that

    Kyle RobotsKyle Robots21 kun oldin
  • Next March do all 4 avengers films

    Isaac NathanIsaac Nathan21 kun oldin
  • I love The Terminator and T2. They are the perfect mix of intelligent and awesome. I saw them as a child, and I still remember my complex feeling of being scared yet interested. And I was easily scared, mind you. So much so that I got disinterested. But not with these masterpieces! Great review, Doug! Cheers.

    Julius JournalJulius Journal21 kun oldin
  • Talk about liquid metal in the 90s and no Alex Mack ref? -shame fingers- Great commentary tho!

    Woot RingtailWoot Ringtail23 kun oldin
  • Why does Doug add a syllable to Biehn's name? You can hear Biehn pronounce his own name as a monosyllable in countless interviews. 🙄

    workingguyworkingguy24 kun oldin

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  • I haven't seen an episode of Nostalgia Critic in over a year. Now that I come back, what do I see? No lame diversity token cohosts. No lame skits. The jokes are actually funny? It's just like how the show used to be when it was good? I want more of this.

    dopplegangerdaviddopplegangerdavid26 kun oldin
  • Ok the fact that Cameron turned down oj Simpson to play the terminator because he didn't think he'd make a convincible killer had me laughing.

    knightghost 17knightghost 1727 kun oldin
  • i love the eye sceen :) i like that you are cartoony sometimes. i like your dark toons to

    Damien HeaftDamien Heaft28 kun oldin
  • How does he still have the pass to do the “black guy” voice?

    Sean KehoeSean Kehoe28 kun oldin
  • And the other thing in those regular gun stores is that fully automatic weapons aren't sold to civilians, unless they have special licenses to buy them. That last time I checked that's what I remember being told.

    Leonard1977fulLeonard1977ful28 kun oldin
  • Considering the truck driver from the earlier scene (3:46) is right there in the bar (4:28), I'd say you're right about the unofficial sequel idea.

    BossHumbertBossHumbert29 kun oldin
  • Cameron is one of my favorite directors and every scene in this movie is damn iconic I love this movie and I don’t know what I would do if this film didn’t exist

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  • So many people are in aliens from this

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  • The first time i watched terminator i couldn't sleep right for about 2 weeks. 8yo me would wake up crying lol

    RojiPuma 69RojiPuma 69Oy oldin
  • i saw this no joke at midnight that part really scared the shit out of me 0:24

    Arthur MorganArthur MorganOy oldin
  • Everyone’s reactions after watching each terminator film. First Terminator: that film was really good! 😯 T2: that was a cinematic masterpiece! 😲 T3: that wasn’t very good.🙄😑 Salvation: oh yeah that film existed.🤔 Genisys: WHAT THE FUCK DID THEY DO! 😠😡🤬 Dark fate: that was actually pretty good.😀

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    • Wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute reactor of Sarah Connor her last name is actually Hamilton?

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  • Guys, I went to hello fresh and accidentally included the code Critic9999 and it turns out I'm getting 9999 free meals now! Thank you Channel Awesome, you're feeding families all around the globe!

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  • Who didn't Believe Simpson could be a Convincing Killer??😂 God i love the Score and Soundtrack of this film.. It's timeless..

    DemiGod_ScrubDemiGod_ScrubOy oldin
  • Terminator=syfy Punisher. Change my mind.

    Dragon LordDragon LordOy oldin
  • The best Terminator movie of the 2000s is No Country for Old Men. Anton Chirguh is the best Terminator that how a Terminator should be...

    Neo LuthuliNeo LuthuliOy oldin
  • Hey Doug, can you do one for Sarah Connor Chronicles. Loved that show.

    Cerberus ActualCerberus ActualOy oldin
  • My favorite terminator because its a slasher thriller disguised as an action flick.

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  • Nistalgianator month

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  • I think nowdays this movie would cost 100mil to make and be completely passionless.

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  • I love how he nowdays respects the fact that people love last action hero.

    Jebu911Jebu911Oy oldin
  • Me: Is this guy a deep fake Weird Al Yankovic? Weird Al: No, he just looks, sounds and act like me ....naturally

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  • 4:07 I’m surprised You didn’t make a “KHAAAAAAAN” Moment as that actor next to Bill Paxton played Shao Khan in the terrible Mortal Kombat Annihilation movie you reviewed years ago.

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  • You really shouldn't reference last action hero

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  • Im always thinking about Batman and Robin and how Arnie never used the pun "Iceta la vista baby" once, kinda disappointed really....

    Kenpachi ZarakiKenpachi ZarakiOy oldin
  • Thats what i loved about terminator that was lost in the sequels it was like an action film with a horror movie tone

    JasonJasonOy oldin
  • One reason I think this aged pretty well is that, with stop motion, there is something actually there on set. You don't have to try and create every single detail, like you do with computer animation. I think that's why The Mummy/Returns aged so badly; I don't remember the graphics being so corny the first time I saw it, but they sure are now. Even though those movies are technically more advanced than this one, they aged worse because of the progress in computer graphics. I kind of wonder if the same ageing will affect Jackson's Lord of the Rings saga. I can even see through the graphics in the latest and greatest (like the facial recreation in Rogue One), because you just can't quite recreate reality with a computer. Hence, when technology improves, the older movies that relied too heavily on CG look a lot less convincing than those that used practical effects that maybe weren't as impressive at the time.

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  • All right, Lent is finally over!! What'd I miss?! ...Oh my. That's a lot of Terminator.

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  • I was watching this with my step-daughter and when Arnie said "I'll be back.." she rolled her eyes and said "that corny line's in everything!" without knowing where it came from! :P

    Alex MorganAlex MorganOy oldin
  • 19:50 when your teacher gives you homework

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  • Not a single word about the deleted scenes that ruin the dynamics but make the plot more solid? Critics on you, critic...

    ManOnHorizonManOnHorizonOy oldin
  • I've always wondered who John Connor's original father was. Even if Kyle Reese & The Terminator hadn't gone back through time to physically alter Sarah's life she still would've ended up pregnant with John. Due to Reese being infatuated with Sarah he inserted himself into John's narrative. So I'm just curious as to who was the original man that got Sarah pregnant? Was he a one-night stand, boyfriend or fiancé? We'll never know....

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  • 14:55 You really made Me believe this was an actual scene. I had to play it back twice. "They were very strict"

    Nyssa ChaffinNyssa ChaffinOy oldin
  • The first terminator was always my favorite but I disagree about the stop motion when I watch the movie it always felt more creepy and unsettling and the eye scene was always frightening to see this guy then underneath you don’t know yet until the end and the fact that terminator never touched Sarah was such a awesome detail cause if terminator did touch Sarah would instantly die

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  • It wasn't ice cream! It was sherbet!

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  • And now I know I've never really know what this movie is actually about.

    Cyber JackalCyber JackalOy oldin
  • When I was a kid this movie scared the shit out of me, especially when he kills the first Sarah Conner!

    William McDonaldWilliam McDonaldOy oldin
  • 12:41 To me, it makes perfect sense. Kyle Reese grew up after the machines had risen, so he never really was interviewed before nor had to lie to get something. He just grew up in a ‘try not to die, shoot first’ world. So it makes a little sense to me at least.

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  • That was a lazy review

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  • Wait wheres the unnecessary skit where you and the crew "act out the movie"

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  • T1 is the best Terminator film.

    James WarnerJames WarnerOy oldin
  • i had no idea they were already on Rambo 3 when terminator 1 came out... I have to go factcheck this

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  • The world will end in 8 years? I kind of believe it, *cough* Biden

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    • This

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  • The guy that Arnold impaled with his fist in the beginning went on to play Shao Khan in Mortal Kombat Annihilation. Also, Michael Bienh is totally an 80s-90s version of Sebastian Stan.

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  • Wait a minute if Reece dies in the past then how does John pick him to go back to the past in the future?!?! If that makes sense...

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  • Someone sniffs hair in a creepy manner in movie, and you don't make a Biden joke? Missed opportunity of missed opportunities! Haha!

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  • The terms for this style of fiction are cyberpunk and tech noir. Google it.

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  • ...так много лайков. ....Не знал что "Critic`s" смотрят так много детей..... (

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  • OJ played the real life Terminator.

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  • The joke tag-line "da-dadum tiss" noise made by the phone hitting the desk as you throw it down is too good to have been by chance.

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  • The oj part really got me

    Steven CoilSteven CoilOy oldin
  • 1:15 wait from that logic pokemon mystery dungeon explorers of sky is copying the terminator. Well that would explain some things.

    Wyatt McGaheyWyatt McGaheyOy oldin
  • I wonder if the rumor was true that terminator and the matrix were stolen from a woman and they take play in the same universe

    Axle FullbusterAxle FullbusterOy oldin
  • That big lebowski reference fit perfectly. I'm dying.

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  • 20:54 What I said would be great if Tommy Wisaeu acted and would be extremely succesful at. He could be one of the first A.I. to be created. He would be an outdated A.I. in the world he would play in.

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  • More and more you start to realize that "Nostalgia Critic" is 100% a victim to his name/brand. At first he had to get rid of the "Nostalgia" part of the reviews and started making videos about things that were just barely released, now he's "critiquing" things that are critically acclaimed and cult classics.

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  • Seriously Critic, how does hand puppets and nudity make you think of food and Hello Fresh?

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  • I honestly never understood why Skynet *NEVER* sent a Terminator after John's father as well as Sarah. Yes, he died in this movie, but he's from the future and already did the deed. If Skynet had done that, then it would have won.

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  • "Kingdom Hearts", eh? Heh...if you think some of your past reviews had incomprehensible plots...

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  • I'm glad I had the absolute pleasure of watching this movie and Judgment Day. I have no interest in watching the other movies, but I will consider watching the Sarah Connor Chronicles

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  • So the father of her kid is the guy from the future then? The future that exists because of that child?

    Darth SeverusDarth SeverusOy oldin
  • The Terminator (1984) Best movies ever!!!

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  • It’s classic

    Nick AndersonNick AndersonOy oldin
  • "Mansplaining" ~ Nostalgia Critic 2021

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  • To the Nostagia Critic, anytime a man explains something to a woman, it's mansplaining. That's sexist and ignorant. Educate yourself.

    Sunny MaySunny MayOy oldin
    • It's not, like, he was trying to reassure her that the vest would protect her or anything. Nah, it's obviously him demeaning her. :)

      Sunny MaySunny MayOy oldin
  • It's dated? Uh yeah, it even says "1984" when Arnold arrived. Only time it's an issue is when you see an old movie and it subtitles "present day". T2 is also dated, very early 90's.

    Jesse MooreJesse MooreOy oldin
  • i don't understand why they never repeated the formula for this movie instead of failing to capture the second movie 3 times

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  • "A reaganomics episode on He-man" -NC What was that quoke?

    Zachery GajdosZachery GajdosOy oldin
  • HEY!!! that jacket is cool....

    Not ZeroNot ZeroOy oldin
  • I'm so glad you still have that muppet version of you that was for a throwaway joke long ago

    Danny CaraccioloDanny CaraccioloOy oldin
  • I'm kinda questionning my sanity. In my memory, what the little boy said translated as "my father will beat me if you don't buy this photo".

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  • I have never seen the first movie, until now

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  • Naked hand puppets always get thumbs up

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  • I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! I'm a horror fan, but I consider this movie a sci-fi slasher movie with a robot as a killer. Even though it's dated, Brad Fiedel's score is one of my favorite scores in film. Also, I met Michael Biehn at a con in 2019, and he's actually a pretty cool guy. Though, what baffled me was that he told me that people hated it when it came out and he didn't know until years later that people loved it. Was that true? Plus, when Terminator punches Bill Paxton, he didn't just punch him, HE RIPPED HIS HEART OUT!!!!!!

    John SchouJohn SchouOy oldin
  • Good review but why ruin it by mentioning the pooh pooh stinky Fury Road, when The Road Warrior is the great sequel...the great action sci-fi, independent 80s CLASSIC! Mad Max had The Road Warrior and Terminator had T2, that simple. Although I think TRW was a more sincerer sequel than T2 was, as TRW kept it's R rating with good reason. Plus, there is nothing wrong at all for being very 80s, if I want to travel back in time to 30s 50s whatever...something dated just might fit that bill! As well, dated FX don't bother me like the modern repetitive and uninspired cgi goo of modern offerings. Man, I was lucky enough to see Terminator in a theatre one afternoon with friends, then later that day we went to see the Judas Priest and Krokus was all very, very, very Metal in those days! Just look at me, so damn 80s lol

    Mary-Elizabeth GilbertMary-Elizabeth GilbertOy oldin
  • 4:46 - 4:52 Am I the only one who just knows that the Terminator had done a fatality on Shao Kahn? 😆

    Jonah HenricksonJonah HenricksonOy oldin
  • Как-то странно, что в переводе на русский язык это видео собирает треть просмотров от оригинала. Может критику выучить русский язык? Аудитория может вырасти в полтора раза.

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  • I mean, the the T-800's original purpose was to infiltrate soldiers so it'd blend it fairly well since soldiers are usually pretty big.

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  • I tear up a little bit every time I see this movie. It imprinted itself onto me as a kid in the 80s. I half didn't want to watch this, because I thought "i'd rather watch the whole thing, than NC picking it apart"

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