Written August 29, 2014
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
If you like Arnold movies then you with like this! Most of his movies are good or were good at the time. Being too old! . Its just a movie. if 5'1 tom cruise can pull off a tough guy then so can a 70 year old man.. This is nothing new with hollywood. remember the last James bond movie where Roger moore did acrobats when he was old. Saun Connery same thing.. We dont want them to go! They garentee a good time every time. I will watch Arold in his 90's if I can. Putting an age limit on fun mean that we all loose out. Im also glad the music business decided to bring back old farts too. ACDC,. Rolling stones, U2, not sure about VanHalens comback though lol
Feel like a kid again and go see arnold for the fun of it! How many people were inspired forever by Stalones old inspirational movies? these are the movies that effect out lives and who we are! I still get chills when I here the rocky theme at those motovational siminars. LOL How did you feel after watching the English patiant? lol
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.
Written January 24, 2013
This movie is more interesting when considered in juxtaposition to the nation going bug nut crazy about guns. Not because of the obvious violence inherent in any Schwarzenegger movie, but because of the character Lewis Dinkham (Johnny Knoxville). Dinkham is the person gun control advocates are afraid of: the small down gun nut who is hiding an arsenal. Well, it’s not really the guns he’s hiding, as it is all the ammo. Dinkham has his guns right out in the open, literally on display, in his gun “museum” (open every third Thursday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.). Dinkham’s collection saves the day. After he adds the condition the government need not know about his stash, of course.
I thought Hollywood was run by liberal Jews? If so, something’s all screwy here. Dinkham saving the day doesn’t sound like the message the left is espousing. I suppose a gun fetish is ok when one is crazy in the lovable buffoon way and not the Ted Nugent way.