History YMMV / TrueLies

3rd Jun '17 8:12:27 PM PrincessGwen
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Just about every Arab villain is depicted as a bumbling, cowardly, cartoonishly evil character, who's sole purpose is to die in some horrific over the top fashion. Suffice it to say, Creator/JamesCameron was ''not'' sympathetic to their cause. The film did receive some criticism for portraying the terrorists as "stereotypically" Muslim. This was 7 years before 9/11. See HarsherInHindsight.

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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Just about every Arab villain is depicted as a bumbling, cowardly, cartoonishly evil character, who's whose sole purpose is to die in some horrific over the top fashion. Suffice it to say, Creator/JamesCameron was ''not'' sympathetic to their cause. The film did receive some criticism for portraying the terrorists as "stereotypically" Muslim. This was 7 years before 9/11. See HarsherInHindsight.



* CounterpartComparison: Creator/CharltonHeston plays an grizzled old EyepatchOfPower-wearing veteran who heads up a super-secret spy organization, who may or may not be a ShoutOut to ComicBook/NickFury.

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* CounterpartComparison: Creator/CharltonHeston plays an a grizzled old EyepatchOfPower-wearing veteran who heads up a super-secret spy organization, who may or may not be a ShoutOut to ComicBook/NickFury.



* FoeYay: Harry Tasker and Juno Skinner. While in his spy persona, he seduces her with a very sexual tango while dodging detection from the bad guys, before either of them knew who the other really was. When they both learn of each other's identities, there is an amount of one-sided FoeYay from Juno towards Harry, including alleging that they had a affair and kissing him in front of his wife Helen to hurt her.

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* FoeYay: Harry Tasker and Juno Skinner. While in his spy persona, he seduces her with a very sexual tango while dodging detection from the bad guys, before either of them knew who the other really was. When they both learn of each other's identities, there is an amount of one-sided FoeYay from Juno towards Harry, including alleging that they had a an affair and kissing him in front of his wife Helen to hurt her.
3rd Jun '17 8:05:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome:

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25th May '17 10:39:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: One of the film's most famous moments is when Jamie Lee Curtis performs a shadowy striptease for her husband. The CatFight in the backseat between her and Tia Carrere is very memorable too.
* BrokenBase: The famous sequence of Harry forcing Helen to perform a striptease for who she thinks is a complete stranger. Some have criticised the scene for being creepy and misogynistic - not helped by the fact that James Cameron was going through a divorce at the time, leading to some speculation over whether the scene was CatharsisFactor for him. Others are more accepting of it, including Jamie Lee Curtis herself; she says she views the scene as Helen taking control and being sexy in her own right - pointing out that Helen could have left and walked out if she wanted to, which she did when Harry actually made advances on her.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: One of the film's most famous moments is when Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis performs a shadowy striptease for her husband. The CatFight in the backseat between her and Tia Carrere is very memorable too.
* BrokenBase: The famous sequence of Harry forcing Helen to perform a striptease for who she thinks is a complete stranger. Some have criticised the scene for being creepy and misogynistic - not helped by the fact that James Cameron Creator/JamesCameron was going through a divorce at the time, leading to some speculation over whether the scene was CatharsisFactor for him. Others are more accepting of it, including Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis herself; she says she views the scene as Helen taking control and being sexy in her own right - pointing out that Helen could have left and walked out if she wanted to, which she did when Harry actually made advances on her. her.
* CounterpartComparison: Creator/CharltonHeston plays an grizzled old EyepatchOfPower-wearing veteran who heads up a super-secret spy organization, who may or may not be a ShoutOut to ComicBook/NickFury.



** Dedicating the entire second act to Arnold suspecting his wife is cheating on him, given what he did to Maria Shriver. He was apparently asked about watching Jamie Lee Curtis striptease, to which he responded "[[BlatantLies Honey, I hated every hour of it]]".

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** Dedicating the entire second act to Arnold Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger suspecting his wife is cheating on him, given what he did to Maria Shriver. He was apparently asked about watching Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis striptease, to which he responded "[[BlatantLies Honey, I hated every hour of it]]".
5th Jan '17 8:42:39 PM scaredinmate#94
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** In fairness there is a Muslim agent who works for the U.S. Government to help prevent the terrorist attack.
9th Dec '16 9:15:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** There's a conversation where the Crimson Jihad boss is said to break off his former group to form a newer, more vicious terrorist organization. It was played as a joke then, but then come 2014, when al-Qaeda's franchise in Iraq and Syria broke off its parent organization and set out to out-jihad it.

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** There's a conversation where the Crimson Jihad boss is said to break off his former group to form [[RenegadeSplinterFaction a newer, more vicious terrorist organization.organization]]. It was played as a joke then, but then come 2014, when al-Qaeda's franchise in Iraq and Syria broke off its parent organization and set out to out-jihad it.
8th Dec '16 7:06:47 AM MacedonianKing
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** In fairness there is a Muslim agent who works for the U.S. Government to help prevent the terrorist attack.
9th Nov '16 6:51:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* RetroactiveRecognition: There's a reason [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith]] and [[{{Series/Dollhouse}} Echo]] are such BadAss {{Action Girl}}s: they're Ahnold's daughter. Anyone wanting to know what a younger Faith might be like...Dana nails it cold.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: There's a reason [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith]] and [[{{Series/Dollhouse}} Echo]] are such BadAss badass {{Action Girl}}s: they're Ahnold's daughter. Anyone wanting to know what a younger Faith might be like...Dana nails it cold.
8th Nov '16 6:54:27 PM fearlessnikki
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets:
** Just about every Arab villain is depicted as a bumbling, cowardly, cartoonishly evil character, who's sole purpose is to die in some horrific over the top fashion. Suffice it to say, Creator/JamesCameron was ''not'' sympathetic to their cause. The film did receive some criticism for portraying the terrorists as "stereotypically" Muslim. This was 7 years before 9/11. See HarsherInHindsight.

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* AcceptableEthnicTargets:
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AcceptableEthnicTargets: Just about every Arab villain is depicted as a bumbling, cowardly, cartoonishly evil character, who's sole purpose is to die in some horrific over the top fashion. Suffice it to say, Creator/JamesCameron was ''not'' sympathetic to their cause. The film did receive some criticism for portraying the terrorists as "stereotypically" Muslim. This was 7 years before 9/11. See HarsherInHindsight.



* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Creator/JamieLeeCurtis's famous striptease.
** When asked during an interview whether his wife was bothered by him sitting there watching Jamie Lee Curtis strip, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger said that she asked him about it and he assured her "[[BlatantLies Honey, I hated every hour of it]]!" This gets HarsherInHindsight when he actually did cheat on her, leading to their divorce.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The shot of Harry carrying his daughter to the car after the ordeal is over, simultaneously caring for her and protecting both of their identities.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Creator/JamieLeeCurtis's One of the film's most famous striptease.
** When asked during an interview whether his wife was bothered by him sitting there watching
moments is when Jamie Lee Curtis strip, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger said performs a shadowy striptease for her husband. The CatFight in the backseat between her and Tia Carrere is very memorable too.
* BrokenBase: The famous sequence of Harry forcing Helen to perform a striptease for who she thinks is a complete stranger. Some have criticised the scene for being creepy and misogynistic - not helped by the fact
that she asked him about it and he assured her "[[BlatantLies Honey, I hated every hour of it]]!" This gets HarsherInHindsight when he actually did cheat on her, James Cameron was going through a divorce at the time, leading to their divorce.
some speculation over whether the scene was CatharsisFactor for him. Others are more accepting of it, including Jamie Lee Curtis herself; she says she views the scene as Helen taking control and being sexy in her own right - pointing out that Helen could have left and walked out if she wanted to, which she did when Harry actually made advances on her.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:
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The shot of Harry carrying his daughter to the car after the ordeal is over, simultaneously caring for her and protecting both of their identities.



* EvilIsSexy: Juno Skinner.
* FoeYay: Harry Tasker and Juno Skinner. While in his spy persona, he seduces her with a very sexual tango while dodging detection from the bad guys, before either of them knew who the other really was. When they both learn of each other's identities, there is an amount of one-sided FoeYay from Juno towards Harry, including alleging that they had a affair and kissing him in front of his wife Helen to hurt her.
* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Sort of. We go from a standard spy story. Then abruptly switch to Harry's concern about Helen's alleged affair. They handwave the enormous concern about a massive terrorist plot, then focus on his attempts to win her back, then right back to the spy story, but with her involved now.

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* EvilIsSexy: Juno Skinner.
Skinner - a glamorous FemmeFatale who wears tight dresses and flips her beautiful RapunzelHair around.
* FoeYay: Harry Tasker and Juno Skinner. While in his spy persona, he seduces her with a very sexual tango while dodging detection from the bad guys, before either of them knew who the other really was. When they both learn of each other's identities, there is an amount of one-sided FoeYay from Juno towards Harry, including alleging that they had a affair and kissing him in front of his wife Helen to hurt her.
* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Sort of. We go from a standard spy story. Then abruptly switch to Harry's concern about Helen's alleged affair. They handwave the enormous concern about a massive terrorist plot, then focus on his attempts to win her back, then right back to the spy story, but with her involved now.
her.



** Dedicating the entire second act to Arnold suspecting his wife is cheating on him, given what he did to Maria Shriver (though, in some sick way, that is kinda funny).
*** Or awkward.

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** Dedicating the entire second act to Arnold suspecting his wife is cheating on him, given what he did to Maria Shriver (though, in some sick way, that is kinda funny).
*** Or awkward.
Shriver. He was apparently asked about watching Jamie Lee Curtis striptease, to which he responded "[[BlatantLies Honey, I hated every hour of it]]".



* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler:Before Harry kills Salim by firing a missile at Salim's reinforcements,]] he tells a frightened Salim, "You're fired." Indeed, we might be seeing Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger saying that phrase more often once he replaces Creator/DonaldTrump in ''Series/TheApprentice''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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[[spoiler:Before Harry kills Salim by firing a missile at Salim's reinforcements,]] he tells a frightened Salim, "You're fired." Indeed, we might be seeing Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger saying that phrase more often once he replaces Creator/DonaldTrump in ''Series/TheApprentice''.
** Eliza Dushku gets kidnapped in the third act. This is positively hilarious as of her most famous role as [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith the vampire slayer]]. Not to mention that she got typecast as {{Action Girl}}s.
** Jamie Lee Curtis is implied to have TakenALevelInBadass at the end. Not too long later she would put these skills to good use in ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater''.
29th Oct '16 9:30:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Just about every Arab villain is depicted as a bumbling, cowardly, cartoonishly evil character, who's sole purpose is to die in some horrific over the top fashion. Suffice it to say, director James Cameron was ''not'' sympathetic to their cause. The film did receive some criticism for portraying the terrorists as "stereotypically" Muslim. This was 7 years before 9/11. See HarsherInHindsight.

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** Just about every Arab villain is depicted as a bumbling, cowardly, cartoonishly evil character, who's sole purpose is to die in some horrific over the top fashion. Suffice it to say, director James Cameron Creator/JamesCameron was ''not'' sympathetic to their cause. The film did receive some criticism for portraying the terrorists as "stereotypically" Muslim. This was 7 years before 9/11. See HarsherInHindsight.



* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Curtis's famous striptease.
** When asked during an interview whether his wife was bothered by him sitting there watching Jamie Lee Curtis strip, Arnold said that she asked him about it and he assured her "[[BlatantLies Honey, I hated every hour of it]]!" This gets HarsherInHindsight when he actually did cheat on her, leading to their divorce.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Curtis's Creator/JamieLeeCurtis's famous striptease.
** When asked during an interview whether his wife was bothered by him sitting there watching Jamie Lee Curtis strip, Arnold Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger said that she asked him about it and he assured her "[[BlatantLies Honey, I hated every hour of it]]!" This gets HarsherInHindsight when he actually did cheat on her, leading to their divorce.



* EndingFatigue: We have the awesome chase scene on the Florida Keys Highway with the amazing last second save of Helen, they kiss, roll cred.....Wait, the bad guys have somehow kidnapped the daughter and we have an awesome final battle, roll cred......Wait, it's a year later and we have a little epilogue, roll cred......wait Helen's now a spy and they're at an awesome party like the one at the beginning roll cred......Wait, it's Bill Paxton! Let's make fun of him again. The Tango!.........Roll Credits, whew!

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* EndingFatigue: We have the awesome chase scene on the Florida Keys Highway with the amazing last second save of Helen, they kiss, roll cred.....Wait, the bad guys have somehow kidnapped the daughter and we have an awesome final battle, roll cred......Wait, it's a year later and we have a little epilogue, roll cred......wait Helen's now a spy and they're at an awesome party like the one at the beginning roll cred......Wait, it's Bill Paxton! Creator/BillPaxton! Let's make fun of him again. The Tango!.........Roll Credits, whew!



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The fight at the Florida Keys and the climactic battle, achieved using a life-sized mockup of the Harrier jet mounted on a gimbal rig.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: VisualEffectsOfAwesome:
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The fight at the Florida Keys and the climactic battle, achieved using a life-sized mockup of the Harrier jet mounted on a gimbal rig.
2nd Oct '16 1:42:08 PM DrOO7
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The shot of Harry carrying his daughter to the car after the ordeal is over, simultaneously caring for her and protecting both of their identities.
** The family sitting around the table playing, a stark contrast to the strained dinners we've seen them share before.



* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Sort of. We go from a standard spy story. Then abruptly switch to Harry's concern about Helen's alleged affair. They handwave the enormous concern about a massive terrorist plot, then focus on His attempts to win her back, then right back to the spy story, but with her involved now.

to:

* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Sort of. We go from a standard spy story. Then abruptly switch to Harry's concern about Helen's alleged affair. They handwave the enormous concern about a massive terrorist plot, then focus on His his attempts to win her back, then right back to the spy story, but with her involved now.
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