The Terminator is a popular franchise that has stood the test of time. It may not be as popular as it was when it first came out, but it is still inspiring a legion of fans. A new movie or tv series would be well-recieved and would gain new fans and delight old ones.
With the sudden outburst of "retro" culture in our society, older films have made a comeback. Films some younger audiences had no idea existed have become popular again and, thanks to amusement parks such as Universal Studios that still feature rides and shows regarding films such as the Terminator and Men in Black, these films have turned into a classic.
Yes, the Terminator is still popular because it features action and adventure that movie goers still crave. This classic movie also includes a star-studded cast and there is no denying that Arnold Schwarzenegger's classic lines can stand the test of time. I believe the movie will remain popular for years to come as well as the graphic prints and toys associated with the movie.
No, the Terminator is not as popular as it used to be thirty years ago. The terminator is an old movie character than many people in this generation are not familiar with. The fact that the terminator has turned thirty will barely be noticed because the terminator is not a character that transcends generations.