22. November 2007: True Lies (OV)

True Lies

USA (1994)

ab 16 Dolby Digital CinemaScope
Regie: James Cameron
Schauspieler: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Tia Carrere
144 Minuten
Arnold Schwarzenegger at his acting best - with good reason, as here, besides fighting the bad guys, he's got to stand his ground against his wife and daughter.
In his wife Helen's eyes Harry Tasker is a good-natured, somewhat boring computer salesman. To spice up her life a bit, Helen accepts the advances of a used-car dealer named Simon, who pretends to be an undercover agent. The real undercover agent however, is Harry, and he is not at all amused by his wife's behaviour. To win her back he charges her with a fictional espionage mission which, surprisingly, includes a steamy striptease. Before Helen can complete her task though, terrorists are storming the place, abducting her and Harry. Helen learns about her husband's secret job and decides to support him in his battle against the terrorists, who have stolen nuclear warheads from the former Soviet Union and threaten to launch one of them from the Florida Keys. Harry and Helen manage to escape and eliminate a number of terrorists, but then their leader Aziz kidnaps their daughter Dana.
A big, grandiose movie that has an immense amount of fun while never taking itself too seriously. In the past, James Cameron has proven himself to be a master of action and suspense. [...] Now, with True Lies, the director has not only reaffirmed his ability to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, but he has shown himself capable of making an audience laugh. (Reelviews.net) Oscar-Nominierung (Best Effects, Visual Effects)