Written September 01, 2015
I felt like it was trying too hard to be a B movie rip off. It was just too painful to watch in one sitting. I had to go have a glass of wine then come back to it. The acting was bad, the plot was worse and the loop holes were gigantic.
Written May 28, 2016
I rate this a B+. It is a typical Arnold movie that would have worked great about 10-15 years ago. However it was a fun escape. Lots of action, cheesy lines and some funny bits. But Arnold is getting a little old for the one liners that they force out of his mouth....they just don't carry the weight like they used to. That being said it was good to see him back in action. Go and enjoy it for what it is....fun.
Written June 30, 2016
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.
Written February 09, 2016
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 November 28, 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.