In 1984, there was story of woman named Sarah and how she was going to save the world. Not only save the world, but give birth to the Messiah, if you will, that will lead the human resistance against the low down dirty machines. This series was created by the honorable James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd. The original movie scared me, while some may thing it is boring, the second one touched me with John’s emotional attached, while the next two in teh series was rather forgettable what makes this movie likable? What made this movie stand out? It is because the movie has tried to erase some of the pitfalls that series has written itself in which can easily happen in Time Travel films, games etc. Maybe that is why my favorite game series, The Legacy of Kain, has been on a permanent time out.
First, time and history are static or linear as some shall say. In the original terminator, Sarah Connor meets Kyle Reese and is told of the future of her having a son that will lead the resistance. He tells her of all the issues and travesties that will befall mankind. She then relays everything on a cassette tape which was a step by step guide for John to fight the damn machines. This raised the questions, if you were to go back in time and tell someone from the past what will happen in the future this should then create multiple possiblities. Lets think about Dr. Who. There are mutli-verses of time. You pull one thread it doesn’t unravel the whole thing it just splits into new time line or lines. Humans or free will is at play at this point. Nothing is predestined. If so, could these issues be addressed in later movies?
Second, these issues were tried to be corrected in the later installments. T2, John is born and now they must kill him to stop the leader of the revolution.