In The Terminator (1984), Kyle Reese uses the expression "HK", which he explains stands for "hunter killers". Fast forward to 2018, when the action movie Hunter Killer is released. Wikipedia lists Director James Cameron and Producer Gale Anne Hurd as the writers of Terminator. Also, according to Wikipedia, neither had any hand in Hunter Killer. If this is correct:

Does the fact that the 2018 movie is titled using a phrase from The Terminator represent: a) an obvious rip-off, b) sort of a rip-off, or c) not a rip-off at all, and possibly a coincidence?

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    It's just a coincidence, "Hunter-Killer" isn't unique to terminator or the 2018 movie title and I doubt was created for Terminator either.
    – Virusbomb
    Mar 15 '19 at 15:59
  • Downvoted because, based on iandotkelly's answer, you clearly didn't do any research into Hunter Killer beyond the name. A five-second Google search would have made it obvious it has nothing to do with Terminator whatsoever.
    – F1Krazy
    Mar 15 '19 at 21:30
  • If I'm not mistaken, "hunter killer" is also the name given to the little drone robot that tries to assassinate Paul Atreides near the beginning of the novel Dune.
    – Steve-O
    Mar 17 '19 at 16:56

Hunter Killer is an accepted name for Attack Submarines, the purpose of which are to track (and potentially) sink other ships and submarines, as opposed to missile submarines which have a primary purpose targeting weapons such as nuclear missiles at land.

Hunter Killer is a movie about submarines. If anything Terminator is borrowing and repurposing the terminology.

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