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The review of James Cameron's/Arnold Schwarzenegger's *True Lies* in
the Los Angeles Times on Thursday (7/14) makes quite a strong
statement that the film has is "very mean-spirited" in general, and
in particularly regarding its female characters.  The reviewer seemed
aware that in this genre of film, women usually function merely as
damsels in distress (even when they're strong women, as in
*Terminator 2*), but gave the impression that *True Lies* goes
substantially beyond that.
 
I was curious if anyone has seen the film yet, and if so, whether
they got the same impression as the reviewer.
 
Chris W.