Which movie franchise has been better? The original Terminator movie is about even to the original Matrix movie, IMO. Yes, the Matrix had better effects, but T1 was made 20 years ago and used state of the art SE for it's time. T2 easily tops Matrix 2, and we'll have to wait and see what happens later this year with T3 and Matrix 3. So what movie series do you think is better? And what original movie was better, The original Matrix or T1?