great film and a complete classic. the effects date it a bit, but it actually holds up pretty well for being a 25 year old film. remarkable that it’s that old. i’m getting old.
there are all sorts of great little touches: sarah connor wearing the jetsons t-shirt, the walkman her roommate was always listening to (precursor to the cellphone/ipods of today), their bathroom being full of every imaginable electrical device: curling iron, hairdryer, some other curling machine, etc.), the guy in the club staring at sarah adding to the foreboding feeling of the scene, 911 being busy, their outgoing message, etc. it has a 70s indie style in terms of its street aesthetic and camera movement. the music is also dated, but the main theme is timeless. arnold does a great job, but is even better in the sequel.