The Terminator, an immensely famous science fiction franchise about artificially intelligent machines that aim to annihilate the Resistance Forces. The original Terminator movie which was first released in 1984 was originally portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Terminator 2, otherwise known as “Judgment Day” was a sequel to the original Terminator film followed by the third installment which was entitled “Rise of the Machines” released in 2003. The fourth sequel entitled “Terminator Salvation” was released in May 2009. Two more sequels are scheduled to be released.
The story of the Terminator centers around artificially intelligent machines travelling back in time to kill the mother of the Resistance Force. However, their failures have led them to formulate different plans and in turn create different stories in each sequel in the series. A television series of the Terminator was also produced. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles focuses more on how she and her son try to escape from the Terminators.