= main character or one of the main characters / = secondary part /= mini-appearance
G.I. Joe Retaliation
- USA 2013
- Director: John. M. Chu
- SF/Fantasy Sequel for G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra
- Role: Zartan
This might be a good popcorn movie, but if you plan to watch it just because of Arnold, don't do it, as he only appears for a few seconds!
- USA 2013
- Director: Stephen Sommers
- Role: The ghost of Tom Jedd
Mysterythriller after the novels of Dean Koontz. In a California desert town, short-order cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) with the ability to see ghosts encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces. It is up to him to prevent the bloodshed that will happen the next day.
It's a cameo for Arnold, but at least a funny one and he's not some bad guy again.
Good movie to watch when it is 35°C and you're to lazy to move your brain. One of the problems was that the makers obviously couldn't decide whether to make an action comedy or a brutal gangster movie. It was funny as long as they kept with the comedy thing the first 35 minutes. Then it got boring despite the diving scenes after the shark. The constant chit-chat between Chase and Jasmin or Chase and his idiot wanna-be-gangster-brother was in no way bringing relief. The plot was quite foreseeable (especially as the producers published lots of screencaps in advance!) and the characters are pale.
Rating for Arnold:
Well, this was a Bond-ish villain in a "Fall Guy"-episode, so this didn't work, what was mainly the fault of the script. The few scenes where he shows up (up to 10 minutes approx.) don't allow this character any development. There were some good scenes, especially in that diamond vault, but the movie didn't make anything more out of it. This villain just had no intellectual counterpart. Still, it was the most interesting character in the whole construct. Sadly it was a waste.
On the set
A suspended detective goes undercover in a forensic hospital in order to discover the truth behind a horrible ritualistic killing. Very soon, he discoveres strange things going on in the hospital, missing patients, secret nightmarish operations and manifestations of demonic creatures. But - is all this really happening or is it only a figment of his deteriorating mind?
Based on real events. A police officer investigates the sinister truth of a farm murder. In Arnold's own words, the movie was the crowning of his carreer.
Dramatic and intense movie, that transported you right into that village. I liked how a tthe beginning one felt right behind the police gathering evidence, and later the scenes, when De Waal "reenacts" the crime to discover the "plotholes". Samrt move with the mixture of interviews and police investigations. Great camera work, convincing characters. Good acting by every member of the cast. Only in the end, when they show what really happened, a bit too gory for my taste.
Rating for Arnold:
He did a marvelous job in this one - and Hollywood should realize what talent they had NOT used for the last 10 years.
Interview about his part in YOU, 2019: