Arnold Schwarzenegger and South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon team up for “The Last Stand” — the first film for Arnold as the undisputed leading man since his “retirement”, and the first English-language film for the very accomplished Kim Jee-Woon. I like the fact that the movie doesn’t pretend the hero is way over the hill, with some nice jabs at his age. The whole thing actually looks a lot better than I thought it would be. Honestly, given the premise, I thought this might be a bit silly, but turns out, it might be pretty enjoyable as an action spectacle. But hey, judge for yourself by viewing the trailer below, judge for yourselfers.
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. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford, Genesis Rodriguez, and directed by Kim Jee-Woon.
Make your stand January 18th, 2013.
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