Terminator movie was released in 1984. The
movie was successful enough to warrant a number of
sequels, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991,
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003, and
Terminator Salvation in 2009. A fifth film, also
starring Schwarzenegger and called Terminator Genesis,
is to be released in 2015. The first three movies
were well received by critics, all starring
Schwarzenegger and all making money at the box office.
The last installment, which did not star Schwarzenegger,
did not do as well.
The original movie
takes us to a future where robots have taken over the
world with the intention of destroying humanity.
Under the control of the Skynet artificial intelligence
computer system, human-like, cyborg killers, call
Terminators, are created to help put an end to humans.
However, a man named John Connor, who started a rebel
group called Tech-Com, has gained the upper hand and is
near defeating Skynet. As a last ditch effort,
Skynet sends one of its Terminators back in time to kill
Connor's mother, which would effectively change the
future. Connor sends solider Kyle Resse back in
time as well, to protect his mother and his future.
In the second movie, Skynet tries again
to send a cyborg back in time, this time the T-1000, a
more advance cyborg. His job is to kill the young
John Connor. However, Connor sends a re-programmed
Terminator back in time as well to protect his younger
self. In a turn of the tide, Connor's mother
attempts to put an end to Skynet by destroying the
company that created it before it took over. The
rest of the movies are more of the same.