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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 23/3/2009 2:40:53 PM   
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When Cameron does a rom-com it costs $100m!

Love this film - miles better than Mr and Mrs Smith.

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 18/6/2009 8:20:41 AM   
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it's a shame this film has never recieved any 'special edition' dvd treatment; I guess that because of the touchy subject of terrorism it's the black sheep of Cameron's filmography.

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 18/6/2009 9:14:31 AM   
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I can't believe it took me until last night and my goodness knows how many watch to put together Harry's company, Omega Sector - The Last Line of Defence and The Omega Man/The Last Man on Earth himself, Charlton Heston.  

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 18/6/2009 9:23:28 AM   
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The action in the last 30-40 minutes or so is incredible. The rest of the film is dull and offensive in it's treatment of Jamie Lee Curtis.

But I'd still rather watch it than Titanic.

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 19/6/2009 5:34:00 PM   
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Arnold getting a horse to jump from building to building? Yes please

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 19/6/2009 5:36:28 PM   
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Absolutely hate this film.

Cameron's weakest (Piranha 2 doesn't count - he was fired after a few weeks), very generic despite some impressive set-pieces. Lame villains to boot.

How do you follow Terminator 2 with this rubbish?

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 26/6/2009 3:53:31 PM   
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Love it love it. Haven't seen it in ages though!

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 5/2/2010 8:55:25 PM   
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Tasker in the Harrier Jump Jet - AWESOME! I remember watching TRUE LIES at the cinema back in '94 - it was a blast! There's a serious lack of High-Octane, Summer†action films these days.

however, there are a few due out in 2010 that could change all that....

btw.... I WANT TRUE LIES BLU-RAY!!!!!!

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 5/2/2010 10:49:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Tech_Noir

Absolutely hate this film.

Cameron's weakest (Piranha 2 doesn't count - he was fired after a few weeks), very generic despite some impressive set-pieces. Lame villains to boot.

How do you follow Terminator 2 with this rubbish?


What he said.

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 6/2/2010 9:03:15 PM   
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awesome film - huge fun

and one of those rare hollywood films...

...where a f*cking NUKE goes off!!!

I love any films with Nukes ;)

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 8/2/2010 5:06:25 PM   
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I love this movie, I remember watching it when I was ten years old and being blown away, just tremendous, and how good is Bill Paxton in this movie?

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 8/2/2010 5:48:52 PM   
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I love this movie, I remember watching it when I was ten years old and being blown away, just tremendous, and how good is Bill Paxton in this movie?


Paxton is all kinds of awesome in it "The 'vette, gets 'em wet!"  I love the scene where he's laughing in the car and Arnie imagines himself battering him in the face with a backhand, its fucking hilarious


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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 21/2/2010 2:19:45 PM   
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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 25/2/2010 7:20:26 PM   
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I'd watch this over Avatar and Titanic every time. And yeah Arnie looks maniacal when trying to be fun with his family at the end. Pure gold. 'Stop cheering me up!'

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RE: True Lies - Arnie At His Best, Cameron On Form...Do... - 2/3/2010 8:41:44 AM   
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This is just a fun movie, Arnold is great and Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton are hilarious. I love the harrier sequence by the high rise in Miami.
" Have you ever killed anyone?" Helen
" Yeah, but they were all bad." Harry
" Give me goddamn page" breaks the window CRACK, while Tom Arnold just kind of stands there.
I love it when he's talking to the horse
" That was the bad guy and you let him get away. What kind of partner are you?"
" Look at me when I'm talking to you. " The horse it nodding his head, it's cute.
The stunts are great too and effects, much better than most of the crap ass CGI stuff today
" Harry if you want to talk, speak into the purse."
" Omigod, the guy is a goddamn used car salesman! This just keeps better and better. Well, you know we still have to kill him though, but don't you think this is funny Harry?"
" I have a little dick, it's pathetic. Would a spy pee himself?"
" Get lost dipshit."
The dialogue is hilarious.

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TRUE LIES - 22/3/2010 9:08:36 PM   
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I'd watch this over Avatar and Titanic every time.


Absolutely.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 22/3/2010 9:10:10 PM   
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quote:

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I'd watch this over Avatar and Titanic every time.


Absolutely.


See this guy knows.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 19/8/2010 11:49:14 PM   
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The dvd release has NOTHING on it in terms of extras so here's an old 'Making Of' video -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugrwaZQoAYY

I remember watching bits n' pieces of this on Cinemattractions

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RE: TRUE LIES - 20/8/2010 3:55:03 PM   
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Itís definitely bringing it up the rear of the James Cameron arsenal for me. Itís good fun but its narrow minded racism almost beggars belief at points! Simply doesnít feel like a James Cameron film to me. Especially when, as stated before, it followed Terminator 2! Itís just feels like Arnie asked Cameron to direct it as a favour and he agreed. Itís not terrible by any stretch of the imagination. Itís a toss between this and Titanic for my least favourite Cameron film but at least Titanic had serious ambition and scope! If not in its story at least in its execution (And you Avatar). This is just, wellÖOK I suppose. But it represents the beginning of the decline of the Cameron I love and grew up with. Actually, thatís a little harsh as his films still have merit I suppose. But the feel of the James Cameron movie I love ended with T2. The hard edge is just gone. Probably mellowed somewhat with age. Which is only natural I suppose but a damn shame when you stop making films like he used to. Still, I enjoyed True Lies, Titanic and Avatar but these are simply not films that I can absolutely adore. Unlike the best film ever made, being Aliens!

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RE: TRUE LIES - 21/8/2010 8:52:46 AM   
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TITANIC was crap, THAT is the worst film in Cameron's list. I HATE it with a venom-induced passion. TRUE LIES ROCKS! I remember back in '94, it was the best fun I had at the cinema.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 23/8/2010 1:56:37 PM   
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I've said it before and I'll say it again- I think True Lies is half a good movie, it really bloody sags in the middle. The stuff with Jamie Lee Curtis and Bill Paxton wasn't needed in my opinion. It starts well and ends well, but there's about 40 minutes in the middle I could do without.

It's not a film I can watch over and over, unlike other action films of the 90s (or the 80s, especially the 80s). In fact, I probably will never watch the full film again.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 23/8/2010 2:43:39 PM   
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TITANIC was crap, THAT is the worst film in Cameron's list. I HATE it with a venom-induced passion. TRUE LIES ROCKS! I remember back in '94, it was the best fun I had at the cinema.


I'm hardly a fan of Titanic but at least it has that Cameron feel of trying to accomplish something big and ambitious. True Lies is a fun action film that could have been made by any number of decent action directors and does not have a James Cameron feel to it. At all. But for all its faults (and there are many) Titanic is a massive film, made on a massive scale that only James Cameron could have made.

Both are far from the top of his output though. And THAT is a FACT

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RE: TRUE LIES - 23/8/2010 4:07:47 PM   
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Titanic is a perfect motion picture.

Fact.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 23/8/2010 4:16:04 PM   
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Titanic is a perfect motion picture.

Fact.


True indeed! Except where Iím from we spell Titanic, A. L. I. E. N. S.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 23/8/2010 4:38:15 PM   
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Titanic is a soppy-arse love story starring girlie-boy DiApricot - FACT.
 
TRUE LIES is a kick-arse action film starring the Main Man - FACT
 


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RE: TRUE LIES - 23/8/2010 4:55:40 PM   
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Titanic is a soppy-arse love story 
 



This part is most certainly an undisputable FACT.

However, when it comes to the actual crux of the thing (the sinking), there is not a moment in True Lies that holds a candle to Titanic in terms of spectacle. The last 45 minutes were, are and always will be some of the most seriously insane images ever put to film. Was genuinely jaw dropping on a big screen! Again, not saying True Lies is bad, just an OK, fun film that many other directors could have made.

The 45 minute unreleased edit of Titanic is the best film never released!


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RE: TRUE LIES - 23/8/2010 10:10:04 PM   
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Titanic is a perfect motion picture.

Fact.


Agreed.

True Lies is great. Titanic is excellent.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 14/9/2010 12:49:57 PM   
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Sequel newsÖish:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/09/13/true-lies-2-may-actually-be-a-tv-series-with-james-cameron-producing/

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TRUE LIES - 2/9/2011 6:46:12 AM   
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Still waiting for the blu-ray. All the w**k that gets all these shiny new treatments and no sign of either this or THE ABYSS. I hope Cameron delivers the goods soon. By the way, bull-s**t '3D-reduxes' not necessary.

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RE: TRUE LIES - 2/9/2011 12:27:41 PM   
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Would love to see both The abyss ( Cameron best film) and True Lies (Uncut please) but he's probably busy working on another verison of Avatar (his Worst film) that he will inflict on the world again he's getting as bad as George Lucas with Star wars.

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