In 1997 the survivors of the nuclear apocalypse fight a merciless war against the robots and machines they created. To finally kill John Connor, the leader of the human resistance, two "cyborgs" are sent to the past. Their mission: kill Connor when he is a child. The first model of the "Terminator" series failed in 1984. The second model made of changeable liquid is more advanced and embarks on a pursuit of the child and his mother, Sarah, in the 1990's.