To set the records straight, anyone that doubted Arnold's ability to crank out another quality film was wrong! With the direction of Kim-Jee Woon, "The Terminator" or should we say, Arnold rides again! This movie has action, Arnold, action and even more Arnold to spare! Schwarzenegger takes on the weight of sheriff Ray Owens, in this fast-paced story of a fugitive's run for the border. Let's hop in 'The Blue Devil" and burn some rubber.
Now for those that don't know, "The Blue Devil" is a nickname for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 that has a modified version of it's self sprinting throughout the film. Clocking in at excessive speeds over 150+, this car should have gotten a dressing room and a personal masseuse for all the hard work it's put into making
"The Last Stand" the exciting film that it is. Now I'm not one that's all about cars, but after seeing this beast cook down the road, I must say the experience was rather savory. You know you have a serious automobile when all you have to do is give it some screen-time and you have a freakin movie.
Okay, side-tracked for a bit, but now I'm back and ready to talk about ol Arnie's "Last Stand". Ray Owens(Arnie) is an experienced lawmen that has given up the thrills of the LAPD for a quieter stint in the little town of Sommerton Junction, Arizona, as a sheriff. Don't worry about looking it up because it's name is only related to the actual Somerton, AZ, you won't find it on the map. Anywho, for years this little town doesn't have as much as a fly landing in coffee, until a group of outsiders creep into town with an all too suspicious presence that catches the eye of Sheriff Owens. Now, being that Owens is supposed to be an old bloodhound, him sniffing out brewing trouble seems believable for the most part.
Meanwhile in a neighboring state, Nevada, we have an imprisoned drug lord named Gabriel Cortez(Noriega) that is being discreetly transported by the FBI to another location. Or so they thought because Cortez has a few plans of his own that just may include slipping away from the FBI's tidy little convoy. Did you make the connection yet? Well, I will tell you that at some point there are some fast-paced driving sequences that will have you running out to your own car for a sprint down the highway. "The Last Stand" is a film with plenty of action containing .50 caliber rounds and an amazing dash for freedom.
One of the great things that I personally enjoyed about "The Last Stand" is that they give us plenty of new Arnie quotes to tide us over until his next film. For example, "My honor is not for sale", classic Arnold. I mean there's only so many times you can tell your cashier "I'll Be Back" or make friends with women named Connor just so you can ask for Sarah right? You have to give it to ol' Schwarzenegger for jumping back in the saddle and taking the the lead in a film that action lovers will gladly add to their collections. Now along with Arnie, "The Last Stand" features other acting faves like Forrest Whitaker who takes on the role of John Bannister and Johnny Knoxville that plays Dinkum, a collector of historic weapons.
This film has a lot of interesting elements that make for an entertaining watch, so it would be wise to get in on the action while Arnie's still around to appreciate the gratitude. Unhinged Reviews recommends this movie for action fanatics and lovers of octane-fueled chases! So what are you waiting for? Watch it today and tell us if you think Arnold still has what it takes!
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