Written December 22, 2014
Lightweight and slow to get rolling silly escaped drug-lord yarn (high-tech escape, low-tech Chevy-commercial getaway) which eventually gets to and features the Star of the show: Bullets, Blood-spatter and Explosions (now so lazily relied upon in lieu of genuine creativity I bet the Hollywood fat-cat insiders non-nonchalantly refer to it as "BB&E"), and ends with the now-obligatory final hand-to-hand isolated duel to the finish. Nothing here (plot, screenplay, acting, dialog, pacing, location) to draw one in except the memory of Aw-Nold in his prime. He still has presence and deserves a place, but it should be (hopefully next time will be) in something more worthy than this. Forest Whitaker's character would have been better served if it had been played by an unknown or up-an-comer, as the amped intensity of his tormented acting style overwrought/overacted the role with way too much intensity (which interestingly made him better suited for the weakly played bad-guy leader role).
Written October 21, 2014
Its great but be sure to see it on the big screen. Interesting plot, great cast, Big guns. I loved it. If you liked most of Arnold's movies, this is a must see.
Written January 30, 2015
I thought this would probably be good since I've always enjoyed Arnold movies, but I was surprised to find out that this is A VERY ENTERTAINING ACTION & SHOOT 'EM UP MOVIE, along with a good dose of humor to boot! Definitely a guy film and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Plus there are some amazing action sequences throughout the movie!
Written May 24, 2013
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Written October 25, 2014
Don't listen to the critics on this one. The Last Stand is packed with fun, creative action, laugh-out-loud humor, and is both a great ensemble piece and an excellent Schwarzenegger vehicle. His role is realistic for his age, and he gives equal time to his cast-mates while still delivering the satisfying Schwarzenegger kick-assery you're looking for. Obviously not a deep, life-changing piece of film-making, but who the hell was expecting that? Just a great fun evening at the movies.