Written by Mr. Mouseburger 6th Jul 2005
Kindly submitted by Jack
The Terminator's persistence in getting his woman is to be commended. Following numerous rejections to his homicidal advances, the Terminator resorts to running down Sarah in an articulated lorry.
Unbeknownst to the Terminator though, Reese has thrown a homemade grenade into an exhaust pipe on the trailer. This detonates, blowing the lorry up and the audience watches the Terminator being consumed by the flames.
Some happy, upbeat, end-of-film music plays to lull the audience into thinking that the Terminator has been defeated, but the sudden movement from the flaming wreck makes us all realise that there is more action and special effects to come.
Sarah and Reese run into an industrial building in an attempt to escape, but soon realise nothing will stop the Terminator. Reese sacrifices himself and uses his last grenade to blow the Terminator to pieces; a desperate gambit that only serves to slow the Terminator down, but does not stop it. However, his death is not a complete waste as this does dismember the Terminator and only the torso remains to crawl (slowly) after Sarah.
Still trying to escape the machine, Sarah crawls through a narrow industrial steel press, the Terminator following close behind. She manages to buy some time by closing the grate between herself and the Terminator, trapping it in the steel press.
I know they need to look realistic, but do cyborgs really need perfectly sculpted metal teeth?
As the Terminator reaches through the grate to grab Sarah, she notices the press's control panel, and reaches for it. Despite it being completely out of eyeshot, and there being several buttons, Sarah manages to hit the correct button first time and the machine slowly begins to crush the Terminator. The audience get a final shot of the Terminator's eyes darkening, and we are finally reassured that this time the Terminator is dead.
Despite having never been in this factory before, Sarah knows where the control panel is / Sarah has a crush on the Terminator