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The movie The Terminator opens with a brief glimpse of a horrific future one in which machines have taken over the planet and driven humans almost to the point of extinction From this future two men have traveled back through time to 1984 - the Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger a cyborg sent to kill Sarah Connor Linda Hamilton whose unborn son will lead the human resistance against the machines and Kyle Reese Michael Biehn a soldier who has to stop the Terminator from succeeding in his mission At first the movie is careful not to make you too sure which of them is the real bad guy or exactly what theyre up to and part of its success lies in the slick exposition which keeps the film tight and exciting Under the credits the film Terminator 2 Judgment Day opens with a similar scene of Los Angeles on a hot sunny summer day It is soon learned that it is August 29 1997 - pre-Holocaust Cars are moving along on the freeway Children are playing on swings in a sun-lit playground - a destructive apocalyptic unholy white light suddenly envelopes the scene and vaporizes everything - hotter than many suns combined As a title card fades in Los Angeles 2029 AD the camera pans from left to right over desolate images of future death and destruction - blackened cars skeletal drivers a dark sky The intense heat has dissolved and half-melted everything including the bars of the jungle gym where the children were playing In the smoking ruins skulls lie on the ground amidst the ash-drifts - the camera lingers on the charred remains of toys swings and slides and then pauses on one tiny skull as a voice over of Sarah Connor When the Terminator is incarnated in 1984 he is first shown kneeling nude in front of a garbage truck with ominous music in the background He dramatically walks to look over the
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