Kirai’s review published on Letterboxd:
Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be the most talented actor in the world, but this has got to be one of the most, if not the most, iconic roles ever.
Despite all his acting limitations, you could not imagine a better pick for the role of Terminator. This movie, although amazing in lots of other ways, would have nowhere near the same legendary status without Arnold. It's like he was sent from God himself to James Cameron's studio to play the Terminator.
This might be more of a review on the character of Terminator than the movie itself, but I don't know what to say that hasn't been said a million times already. I could go on about the groundbreaking special effects, Linda Hamilton's performance, the soundtrack, some plot holes, T-1000 just refusing to walk faster, etc. etc. but I will just say again how awesome Arnold Schwarzenegger is in this movie. Thank you Arnold for providing us with arguably the most legendary movie character ever.