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When he said I do, he never said what he did.
Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.
After making a stunning breakthrough with The Terminator, further expanding the immensely captivating universe of a timeless classic with Aliens, beautifully exploring the deep secrets of the ocean with The Abyss and completely redefining action & setting a new benchmark for sequels in cinema with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, visionary filmmaker James Cameron brings his sweeping cinematic vision to an action comedy this time & does a splendid job yet again.
A loose remake of the 1991 French comedy, La Totale!, the story of True Lies follows Harry Tasker; a secret agent who performs covert operations for the US government but pretends to be a computer salesman to his family. When his latest trail reveals intel about a terrorist group in possession…
"DA BRIDGE IS AAUUUT!"
the best (and the most) American action film of the last 20 or so years.
mushroom cloud kiss is *the* image of Cameron's career.
I've seen this at least five or six times and I fall in love with Jamie Lee Curtis all over again every time. The way she wets her hair with the water from the flowers. The way she strips for Arnold while he sits in the dark. Oh yeah, the rest of the film is pretty good, too, but it's that damn hotel room scene .... whew!
In fact, I was in Taipei several years ago and met a certain lady who came back to my own hotel room. The movie happened to be on the pay-per-view channel and after we watched it, I asked her if she was up for a little role play. The way she reenacted that scene ... whoa! Unforgettable.
Okay, so now everyone in the world knows why I rate this movie so highly. So sue me. But really ... it's a great film!!!
Here's one I haven't seen in years. Why Fox still haven't released this on Blu-ray is questionable. The third collaboration between Schwarzenegger and James Cameron, True Lies is basically him doing Bond, where he plays a U.S governmental secret agent named Harry Tasker who keeps his duties secret from his wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), under the impression that he's a computer salesman.
The plot here is that he is tasked with investigating a deadly terrorism group known as "Crimson Jihad" that is controlled by it's power-hungry leader Salim Aziz. However, he also struggles with familial issues when he discovers that Helen may be having an affair with a used-car salesman posing as a federal agent (played by Cameron regular…
You can't deny that James Cameron's True Lies is an entertaining slice of nineties nostalgia for fans of excess and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It has the pre-9/11 Hollywood version of an Islamic terrorist and action galore, as well as Jamie Lee Curtis gyrating in her undercrackers. It's ludicrously outrageous, racist, sexist, and at the time the most expensive film ever made. It had violence, laughs, and devastation even Roland Emmerich would have been proud of. Cameron's penchant for special effects came in handy too as this has some rather impressive set pieces that set the standard for the time. This must have been pretty good, as even Tom Arnold isn't as much of a knob as he usually is.
Loads of fun! Tom Arnold was absolutely perfect. Bill Paxton was awesome. Looking for the perfect popcorn afternoon flick? Look no further. Did I say it was loads of fun? Enjoy! Highly recommended!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
진짜 거짓말, 완전 쌩 구라 - 이게 맞는 번역이겠지?
거짓말같은 액션이 여기저기서 난무하는데 - 이거 재밌다.
아주 유쾌하게 볼 수 있는 가족 영화.
명장면으로 가득찬 보기 드문 영화.
스키 총격전, 탱고, 화장실 난사, 호텔안 추격신 (말을 탄), 플로리다 다리, 시내 빌딩사이를 다니는 전투기...
그런데 영화 평점이 여기선 3.5?
카메룬이 만들어서인가? ㅎㅎ
다음 크리스마스엔 이걸 다시 볼까?
(그런데 아랍, 무슬림들은 조금 불편할 수 도)
yoooo so like, fuck this movie?
no ok, hangon, back up. I was born in '88 and didn't really have an interest in action movies growing up, so the whole Arnie phenomenon is kind of lost on me, to be honest. I get that he's this insane physical specimen but I have a really hard time getting over his blatant lack of ability as a performer--he mostly just strikes me as the rich man's Tommy Wiseau. Something like the Terminator in T2 is really the ideal role for him, because it leans into his limited range; the whole idea is that this is an inhuman being attempting (but not totally succeeding) to behave like a human. It's great!
Ah 90s action films, never change. This is James Cameron doing his take on the Spy Genre with Arnold as his lead, which includes: Arnold having a full conversation with a horse, Arnold nervously watching Jamee Lee Curtis strip tease, and Arnold doing his charming Austrian laugh. Similar to face/off casting Swartz is what makes the film for me, he's just so funny when he's not trying to be, and James Lee Curtis is always solid. For as much as Cameron has been chastised for, the man knows how to make action and he's very good at it. If you want to laugh at Arnold but still watch a well made film, this is it.
What Kingsman wishes it was able to achieve.
Action-Musterschüler James Cameron bekommt für diesen Kracher ein dickes, blutrotes Plus ins Heft: Schwarzenegger als Über-Spion, Jamie Lee-Curtis als seine abenteuerlustige Gattin und arabische Terroristen, die böser als böse sind. "True Lies" (der Titel spielt auch auf die Lügenfabrik Hollywood an) ist laut, grell, explosiv. Inklusive einer Verfolgungsjagd zwischen einem Motorrad und einem Pferd, in einer Hotellobby.
So dumb, but here I am cry cheering.
Just a boring action movie. Jamie Lee Curtis was the best part of it, but it still sucked.
Não se fazem mais filmes de ação como antigamente.
True Lies is probably the most pure fun out of all Cameron's films. It's what I like to think of as the rest stop in his filmography in that it's just entertainment for entertainment's sake and it takes full pride in it by embracing then absurdity it wears on its sleeve. One of those films that feels like a genuine adventure despite being as hammy as it is which in this case acts as more of an endearing quality. I have no shame in saying that I've always had a soft spot for this and it's a shame that this marks the last time Cameron will probably ever make a good film again.
Films that are everything to me
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!