That james cameron turns up three instances in this specific listing - 4 times overall in the series - tells you ways well he is aware action directing. That 'the terminator' took concept from john chippie's 'halloween' is not surprising, as both movies use the budgetary regulations to work in their favour. With 'halloween', it became the stripped-lower back thrills that gave the film its exceptional moments. With 'the terminator', it is a touch-acknowledged actor called arnold schwarzenegger. His freakish length and electricity aside, schwarzenegger's useless-eyed overall performance and clean recitation of the lines fed into the performance in a way that no different actor could. In truth, there's precious few roles in present day motion cinema where the role became tailored so perfectly to an actor like schwarzenegger and 'the terminator'.
Linda hamilton's damsel-in-misery recurring is probably really dated, but whilst you consider what comes after, it makes experience and gives it context. It is probably quite dated in elements, mainly the finale, but 'the terminator' is a exciting instance of the way a concept can make a film as a great deal as an actor can. In this case, each labored together.