Written January 19, 2013
I think the movie was quite great, had it's tears of sadness, to just plain out laughter, to OMG moments of explosions!! This movie was a roller coaster ride! Loved it !
-- I believe the Critics were so wrong.
Written January 20, 2013
This is really good movie. With Arnold Schwarzenner, rather old, but still impressive. Unfortunately political moment was not for such movie, which is showing how small group (4-5) of american people using their right to collect and wear guns managed to stop international gang on the boundary of USA. It shows FBI and federal authorities corrupted and helping new generation of Mexican drug dealers commit unbelievable crimes and factually rule the world. But small group of americans don't want this happen and opened real war on the Arizona state boundary against international gangsters. Real heroes and Arnold is fantastically good, but now not exactly the right moment in american history to popularize 2nd amendment. That's why not many people coming.
Written January 26, 2013
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 January 25, 2013
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.
Written January 26, 2013
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.