"Symbolises everything that's bad about Hollywood. Moronic."
To me, this movie symbolises everything that is wrong with the film industry. It's too big for it's own good, it goes for explosions over substance, it treats the movie-goer like a moron and the movie-goer, for whatever reason, chooses to ignore the slight and eat it up.True Lies, directed by the king of spend spend spend, Jim Cameron, is crap. The late 80's and 90's trend of casting one of either Stallone, Schwarzennegger, or Willis in a film and adding a lot of explosions and chases and CGI and stupid one liners and allowing your hero to do things that defy gravity, let alone logic, reached it's apex with this film.
Okay, I'll concede I'm in the minority and that a lot of people rate this movie highly. That, to me, is just an indication of how far gone the whole situation is. The public has learned to accept these plotless adrenaline fests as genuine films, when they're more appropriate as amusement park rides.
In this one, Ah-nold and Jamie Lee Curtis are a married couple. Ah-nold is a spy, but Jamie Lee doesn't know about it. Ahnold get's into all sorts of strife, jumps onto a Harrier Jump Jet in mid air, avoids certain death when an uzi tumbling down stairs shoots eveyone in the room but he and his wife...
It's all so tawdry. But if cheap thrills are your thing, by all means, don't let me try to educate you. Go on. Enjoy your immature entertainment. Don't worry about furthering yourself.
Your mother and I are just worried about you, that's all.You'll probably have an entertaining enough time watching this dross, but if you're looking for something of substance it's probably a good rule to steer clear of anything that says "directed by James Cameron" on the cover.