Written August 05, 2015
Nice to see an old action star do what he does best: say one liners, look seriously into the camera, kill a ton of people and blow stuff up. That is all.
Written August 01, 2015
I rarely say "don't go" to a movie. I usually say, "it depends on what you like"...most movies are attractive to someone.
Not this movie. There are really no redeeming qualities. The persistant reeving of the engine on the "special corvette" as it accelerates down the road is very tiring. There are about 100 of those shots in this movie.
It's not a movie for gun lovers, its not a movie for crime scene lovers, it's not even a movie for fans of arnold and knoxville...of which, I am both.
The story is so elementary though, if you have a 3 year old, they may understand it.
Written July 31, 2015
After watching the idiotic "Broken City" yesterday (in case you'er not sure, that was a clue - don't see Broken City) The Last Stand was a breath of fresh air! It depends on what type of movie you want to see. If you're looking for an Academy Award for best picture, then see Lincoln or Les Miserables. But if you want to see a good ol' fashioned action movie, put together pretty well and with comedy mixed in then The Last Stand is your movie. For being over 60 years old Arnold Schwarzenegger surprisingly does a good job. I had my doubts going into this movie, and even the first 15 minutes my first thought was "ut-oh, he's too old." But as the film progressed Schwarzenegger nails it. There are a few goofy things, like towards the end if the movie Arnold acknowledges he's an immigrant and with the heavy Austrian accent its an easy guess but in the movie his name is "Sheriff Owens?" - not very European. Also, the movie is a tad bit gory receiving an "R" but worth the 7 bucks!!!
Written March 28, 2015
If you're a fan of the Terminator you have to check this out. A bit different from what you would be used to coming from Arnie but still a good action movie with a lot of substance.
Written April 01, 2015
While expectations for the once world's most famous and popular actor return are not high, it helps make this movie better. Since the action stars have aged and took a hiatus till The Expendables reunited everyone, I feel that movies aren't made that way they once where, and that's where Arnold reigns supreme. Nothing you haven't seen before, you still find yourself grinning from ear to ear throughout The Last Stand's total run time. Arnold is a bad-a all over again and hasn't lost much of his comedic timing either. Luis Guzman is still funny, Johnny Knoxville is, well, still a jack-a, and Genesis Rodriguez is soon to be typecast if she doesn't get herself a role where she's more than just eye candy. (She's great in Casa de mi Padre, though.) The violence is fun, the cast works well together, and director Kim Ji-Woon puts it all together so well I'm going to need to see some of his other work. Well worth a trip to the theaters and DEFINITELY worth picking up on DVD if you wait.