Summary: Last Action Hero is a colorful, fun romp through self-aware parody. There are a lot of funny in-jokes and riffing on action movie cliches to be had here. The film also features a highly memorable performance from Charles Dance as the main villain. Lat Action Hero is a much underrated movie.
Summary: Great fun story that spoofs action films, while playing a good action story. Some bits are a bit too depressing, but overall the tone is fun,and tight comic take with a some gentle and not-so-gentle ribbing of the genre. The casting is uniformly excellent in this.
Summary: Love this movie, Benedict is the best villain ever. Ripper is the second best villain ever (well, it's a tie between him and the wet bandits). This movie is so much fun, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and Last Action Hero and "Hook" are my magical childhood movies.
Summary: Last Action Hero is basically a film about Arnold Schwarzenegger doing what he does best in the world of Arnold Schwarzenegger- ducking from explosions, and using brute force to save the day. Nothing new.
Conclusion: The first film Arnold made after T2 and it got criticized quite allot because it wasn't as good which makes laugh. T2 was an exception and one of the greatest movies ever made so comparing this film to it is very unfair but I suppose they didn't realise that at the time.
A good fantasy action film with a good story that provides a lot of light entertainment
25 February 2010
Excerpt: This movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays a character in a movie within a movie here, who's name is Jack Slater and is a film hero to little Danny who keeps going to the movies to watch Jack Slater movies because he has nothing better to do.
Excerpt: So here we have a farewell to the darker, Terminator stuff of Arnie's earlier career; a tasteless, clumsy mix of action, comedy and satire; one of the biggest flops of 1993 and the 1990s in general.
Excerpt: note: also appears in part on Flixster and The Student Room I still maintain that of all of Arnold Schwarzenegger's films, it is Last Action Hero that is the most criminally underrated - it was largely dismissed as a goofy actioner, but people fail to realise that it has its tongue firmly rooted in...