Written August 01, 2014
Going in you knew this was going to be a shoot 'em up unreal collection of odd things. It was what I was in the mood for so off to the theater I went. The bystanders in the town were an amusing piece but frankly it gave the film a quality that may not have worked. Granny shooting the bad guy in the back was fun, could have done without the after commentary. Johnny Knoxville was funny, a bit lame at times but funny. Arnold. was pretty good, it was great fun to see him in a movie again. All in all it was entertaining. Somehow the combination of elements made the whole better than the parts.
Written January 24, 2013
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 July 24, 2014
I had fun today and was entertained by this movie. It had lots of hot cars, explosions, gun fire and the good guys are the best with the evil guys, very evil. It was truly the good guys shooting the bad guys. Obama should watch this one.
Written May 24, 2013
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Written March 10, 2013
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!