OK, this is going to be a REALLY weird thread because at age 24 and after having seen Terminator 2 at least 50 times, I saw The Terminator (Terminator 1) for the first time last night. I got T2 UE as a gift, and after watching it, I decided to go pick up the original terminator. Now most sequels/series will have similarites because they are dealing with the same subject matter but these movies seem to be very similar, and some of the lines are even the same. So I wonder if it was done on purpose or what. First, there are many lines that between Arnold in T1, Arnold in T2, the T1000 and Kyle Reese are spoken multiple times. So I dont know if its a joke/call back angle or what. For example, when Arnold 1 jacks the truck near the end of T1 he just looks at the passanger and says "get out" and the guy totally bails. Then in T2 when the T1000 jacks the helicopter he delivers the same line in almost the same way with the same response. The guy jumps from an airborn helicopter for crying out loud. Then there is the terminator arm thing. Of course there is the arm left sticking out of the press in T1, but dont forget that Arnold 2 loses an arm in the gears before the final showdown with the T1000 and it is never disposed of. Of course this could be a plot device for T3. I could name others but I would probably have to watch the movies again. So I guess the question is, are these movies no different than other series, or are these examples of weak writing, or are they intentional call-backs in T-2 for fans of T-1?