Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Film Review: The Last Stand

This time, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and really not the best way to come back to the game and probably not the most iconic to announce that he's really back and now we're reminded on how he played the game and suddenly there comes the flashbacks, he really sink in the character that he portrays and seeing Arnold is seeing your childhood memories.

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

The script was a mess, created on countless cliches and so not effective humor, Director Kim Jee-Woon(I Saw The Devil) handles the film effectively and is no where to perfection, this commits many flaws and that is bringing Arnie in a so not cool action film and i would even this call a (re)born of an iconic action star.

I Would rather call this film a lightweight comeback for Arnold Schwarzenegger it suppose to please new generation of audience, but it doesnt built enough tensions to do so, it would likely to appeal on his fans and some just for seeking entertainment, it's entertaining and if so is a lot more silly.

I'm not happy on what this film turn out to, it seems i did expected too much, It's not going to nestle near the top of any lists but this an effective entertainment and somehow could bring real action packed scenes and never settles and I would glad to say this film is worth a watch even though on it's unacceptable flaws.

This is The Year of Arnold and is hard not to compare to his co-star on Expendables 2, Sylvester Stallone in which in February he will be in "Bullet in The Head", but The Last Stand is great but not perfect and not enough really good one-liners, but it was very enjoyable.

3 out of 5 stars


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