= main character or one of the main characters / = secondary part /= mini-appearance


The Mummy Returns

Adventure-Fantasy, sequel to "The Mummy". Some cult followers and a corrupt curator raise the cursed Imhotep again to have him defeat the mythical Scorpion king's army and then conquer the world. Rick O'Connel, his wife Evie and the Medjai must save their kidnapped son and the world once again in Egypt.

 

 

 

 

Official trailer:

 

Interviews concerning this film * Documentary about the special effects used to create Imhotep

Some pictures from the set (Source: Collector's Edition DVD #2):

 

 

 

Movie rating:

First one was better, regarding the storyline. More special effects this time and CGI-battles, more ancient-Egyptian stuff, but some storyline flaws and character inconsistencies.

Rating for Arnold:

Convincing performance as in the first part, but a little more villainous. Good fighting scenes at the end.

 

 

 

 

Movie-reviews at "Amazon"

 

The Red Phone: Manhunt (Anti-Terrorist Cell / Special Unit AT 13: Wettlauf mit dem Tod)

Anti-Terror-Movie. An international anti-terror-unit tries to prevent the murder of an european head-of-government by an ex-yougoslavian killer organisation.

 

 

 

 

 

Movie rating:

Acceptable action movie for good evening entertainment with nice technical gimmicks (which are no more to find in James-Bond-movies). Sometimes a little slow. Could have been more in the stuff!

Rating for Arnold:

The character has not really much to say/do, except walking around and giving a good impression in sexy black leather outfits ;) or scowling in the crowd.

Interview concerning this film

 

Con Express

Crime Thriller. The US - customs uncovers a plot of Russian arms dealers who planned to smuggle dangerous nerve gas. In order to avoid publicity, the boss of the little customs station in Alaska decides, that the dangerous barrels should send to a safety compound with a regular train. Meanwhile, the responsible for the whole coup, the Russian top-terrorist Simeonov should be delivered via plane to Washington. But his bunch is alreade prepared for a hazardous rescue operation, and soon the young customs officer and the Russian agent sit alone in the snowy Alaska and have to think about a possibility to get Simeonov and the by his men hijacked train under control again.

 

 

 

 

Official Trailer:

My little tribute:

 

 

Movie rating:

A promising start and - fortunately - an unexpected twist near the end. But in the middle during the scenes in the train, the movie somewhat lost direction. Character development was not consistent. So the top-terrorist suddenly seems not to care that his train cannot be stopped anymore, and the Russian top agent, who acts all calm and cool at the beginning, suddenly does not even consider to look behind for perimeter covering!

Rating for Arnold:

His part suffered from the character inconsistencies in the script / direction, too. But - really charming badass, what could I say more. This innocent-evil smile is just priceless.

And really, I wondered the whole movie what was between Simeonov and this Russian agent before this final clash... there was such an electricity. Sadly, we got no insight...

Best quote: "I'm popular today." (Simeonov, when he is surrounded by US Customs, FBI and Russian Secret Service who dispute about taking him prisoner).

Movie-reviews at "Amazon" * Deutsche Kritiken auf "Amazon"

My Fanfiction "Fallen"

 

 

Warrior Angels (Crusade of Vengeance)

  • USA 2002
  • Director: Byron W. Thompson
  • Script: Byron W. Thompson
  • Drotcroft Limited
  • Played Role: Luke, a slave in Grekkor's army

Historical. Some sort of female Robin-Hood-Story. Returned from the Crusade, a noble Lady has to rescue her son and her heritage from an evil usurper.

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Official Trailer:

 

My little tribute:

 

Movie rating:

Women can be as tough as 'Robin-Hoods' as their male counterparts! Good evening entertainment with sympathetic characters. Sets sometimes a little weak, the same some of the actors.

Rating for Arnold:

Credible, sometimes humorous, performance of a warrior, who has failed in his task once and lost the track in his life, but now gets a new chance.

Deutsche Kritiken auf "Amazon"

 

 

Global Effect

Actionthriller. A researcher who has just found an antidote against a deadly virus is kidnapped by terrorists in South Africa. The US-government sends a taskforce against them.

Movie-reviews at "Amazon"

 

Endangered Species

Sci-Fi-Thriller. Police officer Sullivan investigates a murder series taking place in fitness clubs. The killer displays odd habits and abilities and seems to be out for trophies. As Sullivan eventually captures a mysterious stranger who seems to be unvulnerable (except by electro shocks) and has no finger prints, the police relaxes, thinking the killer has been found. But the following night the massacre continues, and Sullivan gets help from the man he had previously arrested. Step by step Sullivan discovers, that he and the whole mankind are like animals in a reservation, studied by alien wardens, and that the killer is a sort of mad poacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Trailer:

 

 

Movie rating:

Interesting idea, that humans are an endangered species! Exciting action with a philosophical note for animal rights and some references to 'Terminator'. Nearly no special effects, but this makes it only more frightening - to feel like an animal who does not really understands the things around humans do. Character setting is okay. A little too much nudity in the opening scenes, this was not fitting in the movie.

Rating for Arnold:

Good performance as this alien wildlife ranger, who is very concerned about the 'endangered species' man and tries to protect them, until he is betrayed by one of his own - supposedly - superior species.

 

Behind the scenes:

(Arnold, his co-star and the director)

Movie-reviews at "Amazon" * Deutsche Kritiken auf "Amazon"

 

Agent Cody Banks

Teenage Comedy. A junior (=teenage)-CIA-agent (played by Frankie Muniz) has to save the world from a criminal, who wants to destroy the world with nanotechnology.

 

 

 

 

Movie rating:

Better than expected! Not so much teenage comedy, but more James-Bond-Parody with lots of technical gimmicks and references to typical Bond-style! Exciting and funny family-entertainment.

Rating for Arnold:

Well, this was such a minuscule role... cannot even give a rating for these short appearances. He would have deserved better!

Best quote: "You have messed up my haircut" (Molay to Cody in the last fight).

Movie-review at "Cinemablend"

 

The Red Phone: Checkmate (Special Unit AT 13: Schachmatt)

  • Austria 2003 - TV (Movie is in ENGLISH!)
  • Director: Jerry Jameson
  • Script: Steven Whitney
  • Terra Film Production
  • Played Role: Member Wolf of the special unit

Anti-Terror-Movie. Another task for the international anti-terror-special unit, this time it is against plutonium smugglers, the Russian Mafia and politicians with a doubtful agenda who are threatening a European capital with a self-made nuke.

 

 

 

 

My little tribute to the movie:

 

 

Movie rating:

Exciting action with political background, links to real events and a thoughtful message: how far does a country in need has to go to get international support? Not an action movie with easy good-bad-plot. Therefore it's a pity we have no continuation of the AT-13-story. This is the last episode.

Rating for Arnold:

Not a main character to play, however he has more chances to bring background and life to it than in the first episode. Cool, ironic and sometimes humorous display of this ex-GSG-9-member. The spectator gets the impression, he also had real fun in playing this part.

Best quote: "They told me I would walk into crap; but not that I would swim in it" (Wolf after diving into the sewer for rescue).

On location in Munich.

Deutsche Kritiken auf "Amazon"

 

American Meltdown (Angst über Amerika)

Thriller. Some supposed Arab/Muslim terrorists hijack an American nuclear facility and the FBI tries to prevent the worst case scenario. While panic is spreading outside in the population and the politicians prepare for 'counterattacks' on Arab countries, FBI-special agent Shea (played by Bruce Greenwood) discovers that nothing is as it seems, the supposed Al-Quaida-terrorists are in fact Ex-American elite soldiers who fought in Afganistan, and their leader has a very special message for his country. However, a real terrorist is amongst them and the special force team making the final assault on the power plant proves no less dangerous.

 

 

 

 

Official Trailer:

 

 

Movie rating:

Far better then expected! It begins like a typical anti-terror-movie with a patriotic touch, but in the end it is patriotic on a very different scale, thoughtful, and with strong critic for the disinformation politics of the US government. It takes a while getting used to the style of the movie (like filmed with amateur camera) and the cutting, however this gives a realistic touch, alongside with the inserted news.

Rating for Arnold:

Intense perfomance of a desperate man, who puts everything in a last attempt to change the politics in his country; without many words or great gestures, nonetheless very touching.

Deutsche Kritiken auf "Amazon"

 

Forgiveness

Drama/Thriller. Ex-police officer Tertius Coetzee has been granted amnesty by the "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" in South Africa, but he searches for more than truth: forgiveness for the murder of an ANC-activist 10 years ago. However, the family of the victim has long ago shielded behind a mental blockade against these events and created a truth of its own. Only the sister of the murdered activist, Sannie, seems to open her mind - but only to hold Coetzee back in town for revenge. It takes a while until the members of the family discover the true extent and meaning of forgiveness (also for each other), its healing power, and till they find together at the grave of the assassinated. But the little bunch of revengers is still under way, and one of them cannot forgive himself.
This movie got several awards, including the "Human Rights Award".

 

 

 

 

Official Trailer:

 

 

Movie rating:

The kind of movie I normally would never have watched - but it would have been a mistake! It is a very silent, thoughtful and emotional one, without great action outside, but the more inside of the various people; and with a deep Christian message. Characters are well portrayed and the atmosphere of misery and desperation perfectly captured.

Rating for Arnold:

I admit it was a little hard to watch him acting as this damaged, haunted character. But it was done in such a perfect way, that soon I nearly forgot that it was him who portrayed this man - if I had not heard his voice - and actually only regarded the meaning and message of the character and the movie. For this result I give an extra 5th star.


International press articles and reviews about "Forgiveness" * About Arnold's preparation for the movie and the work on the set (Source: DVD, Special Features)

Official movie site

 

Lasko: Death Train (Im Auftrag des Vatikans)

  • Germany 2006 - TV (Movie is in ENGLISH)
  • Director: Diethard Küster
  • Script: Gunar Hochheiden & Dieter Tarnowski
  • Action Concept
  • Played Role: Lennart

Actionthriller. Some criminals are on the run with a stolen dangerous virus on a pilgrimage train to Lourdes. A Monk and member of the 'secret service' of the Vatican tries to save the people and catch the criminals while time is running out.

 

 

 

Official Trailer:

My little tribute:

 

Movie rating:

Fast-pacing action with a lot (perhaps too much) pyrotechnics! And with its secret order/police the church is one time not on the side of evil conspirators. Some fresh ideas mixed up with old elements like viruses and terrorists.

Sareth's rating for Arnold Vosloo:

To put in one word: cool. Good performance of the criminal's leader, disguised as a monk, who is more and more cornered to do things he has not planned.

Best quote: "If they want war, they'll get it" (Lennart decides to take the train hostage).

Movie-reviews at "Amazon"

My Fanfiction "Behind the Fire"

 

Waist Deep ???

I'm not sure about this - he is listed in the cast on some sites, and he is in the official trailer, but so far no one could detect him in the movie itself!

Actionthriller. Situated in the black gangsta-scene. Ex-con O2 (played by Tyrese Gibson) is suddenly plunged into a life-or-death situation; trying to go straight for the sake of his young son Junior, O2 is forced to go back outside the law when Junior is kidnapped in a carjacking. His son is now in the hands of a vicious criminal leader.

Official Trailer:

 

 

Blood Diamond

Drama/Thriller. A mercenary (played by Leo DiCaprio) makes a deal with a worker in an african diamond mine: help him find his war-scattered family for sharing the profit of a huge find. A story of modern slavery and lost morality.

 

 

 

 

A scene I found on youtube:

 

Interview concerning this movie

Movie-reviews at "Amazon" * Movie-review at "Cinemablend"

 

Living & Dying (=Countdown to Death)

Thriller. Four not very experienced young robbers take refuge in a restaurant, when the police is on their tail. They try to take the people hostage, but soon find themselves hostages of two crazy killers who want the stolen money. The police surrounds the building, and very quickly the situation escalates. The local police is demissioned by a so-called ATF agent with very short temper, and the owner of the money involves the press. But nothing is as it seems first, and Detective Devlin discovers a conspiracy...

 

 

 

 

Official Trailer:

 

 

Movie rating:

I hesitated to watch this because of the violence, but the movie is absolutely worth watching! Very smart and unexpectant twists in the story, and the longer one follows the story, the more the border between good and evil is vanishing. The single characters are portrayed very convincing, and the end is absolutely fabulous - no I don't tell! Just watch!

Rating for Arnold:

Brilliantly played, this local police officer who not only wants to rescue the hostages with all his effort, but has to fight the ATF-man and his superiors, too, and to get in contact with the robbers. He stands on the good side this time - or are we mistaken? And what is the good side anyway?

A few words about Arnold's part:

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On the set with the film crew.

Movie-reviews at "Amazon"

 

Hidden Camera

Thriller. Reporter Kovacs gets himself and his girlfriend into trouble while investigating the death of his brother and finds himself in an international conspiracy and corruption, circling around nearly perfect counterfeits.

 

 

 

 

Official Trailer:

 

Movie rating:

After the trailer, I expected more. The idea is good, but sometimes the plot development has its holes, and despite action-packed pursuits through Barcelona, the story has its lenghts. Kovacs is far too naive after his carreer als investigative reporter. All actors would have needed more heart and intensity in their play!

Rating for Arnold:

Mostly, the script nearly pinned him to walk on and off in front of a huge video screen, there was not much he could do, in fact.

 

Odysseus - Voyage to the Underworld (Odysseus and the Isle of the Mists)

  • UK / Romania / Canada 2008 - TV
  • Director: Terry Ingram
  • Script: Brook Durham & Kevin Leeson
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  • Played Role: Odysseus

Fantasy. The last - untold by Homer - adventure of the Greek hero Odysseus and his fight against the goddess of the underworld. Who ever wanted to know where the Vampires came from, here you'll get the answer.

 

 

 

 

My little tribute for the movie:

 

 

Movie rating:

Really a low-budget-movie with practically no sets and special effects, nonetheless good entertainment, with some fresh ideas, if one does not compare with big movies of the genre.

Rating for Arnold:

I would never have seen this with another actor - and probably it would not have been worth it then. The performance is convincing, from thoughtfulness to fight and sorrow of the battle-worn Odysseus.

 

Fire & Ice. The Dragon Chronicles

  • USA / Romania 2008
  • Director: Pitof
  • Script: Michael Konyves & Angela Mancuso
  • Media Pro Pictures
  • Played Role: King Augustin

Fantasy. A brave knight and and princess fight searching means to destroy the dragons menacing their kingdom and the traitors behind them.

 

 

 

 

Official trailer:

 

Movie rating:

Dragon-fantasy for good entertainment, with action, humour and a little bit of dramatic turns. Sets ans special effects are okay, some characters are a little weak. Some funny ideas with introduction of technical stuff in this medieval world! Sadly two of the main characters die long before the movie's end.

Rating for Arnold:

I watched this because of him - and the best part he got in this was sadly in the beginning at the banquet. Then the character had not much to do until his death in the middle of the movie - but he looks imposing on the throne, at least.

Making of:

Deutsche Kritiken auf "Amazon"

 

G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra (G.I. Joe - Geheimakte Cobra)

Fantasy/Adventure (after the "G.I. Joe"-Comics and Actionfigures). From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight a corrupt arms dealer who wants plunge the world into chaos and then take control himself.

 

 

 

 

Official trailer:

 

Movie rating:

Nice popcorn-evening entertainment without the necessity of activating too many brain cells. Basically an old style James-Bond-storyline with power hungry villains on one side and patriotic good guys on the other. Fabulous special effects, futuristic weapons and fighting choreography; perhaps too much crashing cars (without ever thinking of the civilians in them ;)). Some characters are equipped with at least a little background, but in this kind of movie no actor has a real possibility for acting.

Rating for Arnold:

It was (sadly) only a little part for him, but compared to the genre, the performance possibilities in general and the other cast I think he did a good job in the given frame as a cool and not quite obedient Zartan.

Best quote: "I control my own brain." (Zartan while crashing the mind-control chip before undergoing nanobot-transformatio).

Movie-review at "Cinemablend"