inside articleWayne describes visiting Schwarzenegger while he was filming “Conan Terminator,” the actor’s last project before the “Terminator” series changed his career forever:
“As we sat there talking, he picked up the ton-pound Conan sword and did the moves he’d been practicing. Then he grabbed a pair of shoes and I said, ‘They’re for doing. What?’ He said: ‘Oh, some bad movie I’m working on, took a couple of weeks.’ It’s ‘Terminator.’ That’s the movie that made Arnold. To him, it’s just a crap movie.”
To be fair, it’s possible that the actor simply took a breather by letting off some steam because he was so tired after a long day of filming the swordplay epic. At the same time, we wouldn’t exactly blame Schwarzenegger for having reservations: the premise for “Terminator” is actually fueled by feverish dreams and ecstasy, a fitting combination. for such a unique film. And then there’s the fact that writer/director James Cameron isn’t the Hollywood giant he is today – he’s just a young actor new to the role of a low-budget killer movie about a man. killing machine. Schwarzenegger was right to uphold his expectations.
https://www.slashfilm.com/947984/arnold-schwarzenegger-didnt-think-the-terminator-had-a-whole-lot-of-potential/ Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t think the Terminator had a lot of potential