I say this because the trailers for the movie beyond some subtle hints make it seem like the machines are an unstoppable threat. But than we learn that there defense grid was smashed and the terminator was their last chance. Was this a surprising revelation among audience goers when the movie first came out and were you guys personally surprised when you first saw the movies and Kyle Reese tells the story about the future war and how humanity actually won the war?
Edit: Ok I know it may have been awhile for some of you but Kyle straight up says that Skynet’s defense grid was smashed, that the resistance had won, and this was Skynet’s last chance. Here’s the scene:
[The Terminator 1984 Interrogation HD Clip 14 23 – YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzHjygVWPlk&t=210s&ab_channel=TERMINATORUNIVERSE)