"I know so. I've seen them! We've even been engaged in a fayafaite with deez gaiz!"
Now tell me that's not badass! It actually sounds kinda retarded, but hey! It's Arnold Schwarzenneger! It's the
return of one of the best action heroes ever! And isn't it fucking good?! Not really...
The Last Stand is your average action movie. It's got the shootouts, blood spraying everywhere, cheesy lines,
the worst plot ever... it's got everything you'd expect from the average action movie. But I was kinda hoping it
would be better. It's not that I went into this movie thinking it would be the best movie ever or anything, but it
did kind of let me down. Everything that happened before the 70 minute mark wasn't that good. But from that
point on, it's only good fun! I liked the fact that they played a bit with Arnold's age and that they had a comedic
character like Johnny Knoxville's. I think he was good in the movie (I could see many people get annoyed by
Unfortunetely, the good fun only lasted 35 minutes for me, and it did not compensate the other 70 minutes I
had to sit through the movie to get to the good stuff. With that said, if you're a fan of crazy action movies, I'd
say the movie is worth a watch, even if you end up disliking the first 70 minutes like me. If not, give it a pass.
You won't miss out on anything.
The Good: Arnold. Johnny Knoxville. Luis Guzmán. The old lady. The town shootout. A few, funny one-liners. Pretty good at building tension.
The Bad: One-dimensional, moustache-twirling villains. Worn-out plot. Some bad acting (Noriega, Rodriguez) and miscasts (Whitaker). Cliches galore.
The Bottom Line: Don't go in expecting some high-quality entertainment in the mold of director Kim Jee-woon's pre-Hollywood films, such as 'I Saw the Devil,' 'A Bittersweet Life,' and 'The Good, the Bad, the Weird.' 'The Last Stand' is simply nothing but mindless, forgettable fun.