The Last Stand: Review
What a colossal waste of time. You know a movie is bad when it makes you fear upcoming movies.
Arnold was so bad here that it puts serious doubt on how good Terminator Genisys will be. The line delivery was phoned in and the use of stunt doubles was painfully obvious. I’m really glad that he’s coming out with a movie with a more dramatic tone (Maggie) so we at least get something different.
Arnold wasn’t the worst part of this movie, far from it actually. I would say it felt like the dialogue was written by a 10 year old, but I wouldn’t want to insult any 10 year old’s reading this. What studio would proof read “Shoot anything that moves! If it doesn’t move, shoot it anyway!” not demand a re-write?
Completely lazy character development (or in most cases, none at all) means unless you’ve seen this movie in the last hour, can you remember any of the characters names?
There was 0% tension between Arnold and the main bad guys, besides a super brief and pointless interaction in a breakfast diner, there was no build up between them and then suddenly they collide in the climax of the movie.
Arnold’s motivations were very unclear. The “humor” was lazy and insulting. The product placement was brutally obvious. The plot inconsistencies were plentiful.
Right from the start it seemed like very little effort was put in (would any sane cop think it was a JET that made his radar go off while sitting along a dark highway?!), but they officially gave up about halfway through the movie when it devolved to full on parody cartoon mode.
The only time this movie evoked anything from me other than annoyance, was one line Arnold says to Jackass. Jackass was running through the names he has for his weapons and Arnold asked him: “Do you have stupid names for all your dumb shit?” LOL Now that I think about it, this line probably only gave me a smile because it was like he broke off script and just snapped out at the crappy movie and dialogue he was involved with. It’s like it was something Arnold might have said during a script read through that they decided to add in.
I felt bad for Arnold and Forrest Whitaker. At times I swear I could see the embarrassment on their faces. It’s ironic that the character Arnold was playing refused to sell his integrity and honor, when in real life he clearly phoned in a performance to pick up a pay cheque.
Don’t waste your time with this! It’s not even bad enough to be accidentally funny and worth watching to have fun with (The Happening).