2003, Warner Bros., 109 min, USA, Dir: Jonathan Mostow

Female terminator Kristanna Loken arrives from the future to try to kill young John Connor (Nick Stahl) once and for all - but she's going to have to fight off Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-101 to get to him. Taking over the reins of the franchise from James Cameron, director Jonathan Mostow creates a slam-bang entertainment filled with non-stop action and dazzling special effects by Stan Winston.

1984, Park Circus/MGM, 108 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

"I’ll be back," growls metal-machine Arnold Schwarzenegger - and James Cameron’s career kicked into overdrive with this story of a cyborg killer from the future tracking down human prey Linda Hamilton. Shot on a very lean budget of $6.5 million, with excellent F/X by Stan Winston and Fantasy II, THE TERMINATOR is pulp sci-fi at its very best. "I don’t think we were trying to set the world on fire ... I just came up with a way of juxtaposing futuristic elements with a kind of everyday reality." - Cameron.

1987, 20th Century Fox, 107 min, USA, Dir: John McTiernan

ALIEN meets RAMBO when an elite military squad heads into the jungle, only to be confronted by an unstoppable extraterrestrial killer. Director John McTiernan shows signs of the expert action technique he would later refine in DIE HARD, while Arnold Schwarzenegger provides rooting interest as the tough-as-nails hero. With special effects from the great Stan Winston.

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