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Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23




This three part documentary series chronicles never before seen footage & stories of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s journey from rural Austria to the highest echelons of the American dream. In the series, there’s unprecedented access to the most candid interviews from Schwarzenegger, his friends, foes, co-stars and observers. We see many talk about his days pumping iron to his triumphs in Hollywood, all the way to his time governing the state of California. The joys and the turbulence of his family life are unveiled in a tale that matches his larger-than-life persona.

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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

Anyone going to watch this? I'm curious to hear if it's any good.
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I will watch this. I've been on a documentary-binge lately. While I didn't like FUBAR, I like a majority of Arnold's films.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I will watch 100%
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

Yeah, I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I was watching the first ep and about halfway through 1st ep which was all about his body building beginnings, I thought this is boring. I’m going to watch Family Stallone which is just more fun. I’ll still get back to Arnold, especially actor episode, but I had instant laughs with Stallone.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

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I was watching the first ep and about halfway through 1st ep which was all about his body building beginnings, I thought this is boring. I’m going to watch Family Stallone which is just more fun. I’ll still get back to Arnold, especially actor episode, but I had instant laughs with Stallone.
Aside from both of them being action stars, these shows are totally different animals. One is a documentary and one is a money-grab for his kids with no real point.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I thought it was excellent. I watched all 3 episodes yesterday. It's also in 4K DV/Atmos.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

Originally Posted by OldBoy
I was watching the first ep and about halfway through 1st ep which was all about his body building beginnings, I thought this is boring. I’m going to watch Family Stallone which is just more fun. I’ll still get back to Arnold, especially actor episode, but I had instant laughs with Stallone.
I guess I didn’t realize the documentary was supposed to be a comedy.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

i thought it was boring. that's all i said. it wasn't a fun watch. again, i'll give it another go, but Stallone show is mindless, stupid fun with an actor i really like.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I watched the 1st part last night and parts 2 and 3 today. Great documentary. I really liked that it was 95% told from Arnold himself.

Also, I did not find part 1 boring at all. That was an essential part of Arnold's life (his bodybuilding career) and really shaped who he became. I found it interesting that Arnold said he became a millionaire with his investments long before he became an action movie star. I found Arnold very articulate talking about his life and his career.

Part 2 was really just an overview of his career as an actor and I think that was the right way to do it.

Not surprised that Maria Shriver did not participate. They had a pretty bitter divorce with his scandal.

I'm not big into politics, but I found part 3 about his political career quite interesting as well.

I think this was filmed over a few years. Stallone's hair was still dark when he was interviewed and Ivan Reitman was also interviewed before he passed.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

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i thought it was boring. that's all i said. it wasn't a fun watch. again, i'll give it another go, but Stallone show is mindless, stupid fun with an actor i really like.
Reality show != Documentary
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I watched part 1 and found it fascinating.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

This was great. I remember a couple of the stories from Howard Stern where he talks about his childhood and the "I'll be back" origin. The split into different eras made sense.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

Since the show primarily was a celebration of Schwarzenegger and even a bit narcissistic, I was positively surprised they spoke about his groping and cheating.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I finished this and it was well made. I thought they should have included some thoughts on Kindergarten Cop, since it is Arnold’s favorite movie he starred in. And of course, it relates to his passion for his after school program.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I gave this another shot and finished the rest in one sitting. Nothing revelatory, but it was a very good mini-docu series, with a very charismatic personality.
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Re: Arnold (Netflix) 3-part docuseries about Schwarzenegger - premieres 6/7/23

I liked it. Pretty interesting. Surprised Joseph was on camera with Arnie.

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