Kublai Khan’s review:
Such a 80's film. Everything from the technology, to the fashion, to the indoor smoking, the cheesy stop-motion, and the urban decay of Los Angeles. Don't get me wrong, that's part of the massive charm and historical importance of Terminator.
James Cameron gets a lot of stuff right here. A lot of stuff wrong, but it anything wrong is easily dismissed as forgettable and/or part of the retro-charm.