Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
"DA BRIDGE IS AAUUUT!"
the best (and the most) American action film of the last 20 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!!!
Anyone with any desire to make an action film should be made to watch this first.
This is proof that sometimes, throwing everything at the camera can create a visual extravaganza.
True Lies is nearly 20 YEARS OLD, and the action set pieces still stand up to anything that I have seen since. Like THAT scene on the bridge. Unbelievable.
Shwarzenegger is brilliant in this. This is must be his 3RD best film.
"True Lies" has a plethora of cool ideas, and original ones as well. It also features some very awesome and memorable action sequences, a great performance from Arnie, and sometimes clever screenplay. But there are sadly some issues with the the movie to make it not so great. But trust me, I still like "True Lies", in fact, it's a pretty good movie but I caught a few errors throughout.
This film has the potential of being bad, but surprisingly with the pluses I gave to the film, it doesn't wreck, it only crashes in some aspects. Like how it feels like three totally different movies, that each one of them are incredibly underdeveloped. The first act mainly focuses on…
"Can you hurry up? My horse is getting tired."
This isn't much other than a middle finger to the espionage and spy genres and a kick in the balls to James Bond but with James Cameron behind the camera it's A-grade blockbuster entertainment. Here, Cameron is simply showing off and putting his feet up, and it is worth every second 'cause he does it so fucking well. After 18 years, True Lies has aged perfectly - the action may require a massive suspension of belief but it is hardly surpassed in spectacle. Only Cameron could orchestrate a chase between an Arab on a motorcycle and Schwarzenegger on a horse, and make it positively coherent. But, that's the tip of the…
True Lies is perhaps one of Arnold's last really great films, and in addition to that Cameron's last good film, (the latter statement said with more certainty.) But James Cameron knows in his omniscient mastery, of which you must NEVER QUESTION, about how to turn an Arnold film into an Arnold movie.
Seriously. This thing goes leaps beyond an other Arnie flick has ever tried. The set-pieces are just crazily over-the-top. And I've seen Arnold jump out of a fucking plane and continue walking on landing in Commando.
James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger make a power team and I only wish they did more than three films together. Perhaps it's not too late...DUN DUN DUN
Asserting James Cameron as the granddaddy of all blockbuster action; the film still mainly holds up but the second act feels a bit laborious and occasional bizarre issues with gender politics aside its a bit of a romp.
Arnie is still fun and Jamie Lee Curtis is a good comedic presence but this is really a show of Cameron's creation of spectacle as many of these set pieces ,the bridge scene in particular, still hold up as great action directing. Consider this a nice middle ground of Cameron's action movies; pretty fun, occasionally stagnant but still watchable blockbuster indulgence.
"Get lost dipshit."
Only James Cameron can make Tom Arnold look badass.
Now that was ridiculous.
Arnold Schwarzeneger and James Cameron. Enough said. One one the classic action movies and one of the best Arnold movies. Funny and amusing with breath-taking action scenes. Arnold as Harry Trusker, who tries to prevent Jihad and Jamie Lee Curtis as his wife, who is being suspicious in her husband actions, so she tries to spy on him and also gets involved in whole action. You didn't watch the movie? What are you waiting for?
I watched this movie at least, let's say, 30 times between 1995 and 2000. I really haven't revisited since becoming a working adult, and I haven't seen it all the way thru since 9/11. So I found the middle section, with the members of the Crimson Jihad and their terror techniques, to be really interesting: James Cameron probably gave one of the most accurate representations of modern terror groups in their portrayal in this movie. It leads me to some weird, conspiracy minded thinking like 'Did he research this, or did he steal this research from his ex-wife, Katheryn Bigelow?' 'Did he have an interest in Islamic traditions and modern terror first, or did she?'
Weird how a big budget popcorn movie can make you think when you revisit it.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
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- North by Northwest
- The Birds
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