Arnold Schwarzenegger plays hero Jack Slater in this action movie pastiche. He wears cowboy boots and goes up against Charles Dance’s eye-swapping assassin.
y It’s Not That Bad:
Last Action Hero
is neither Arnie’s last great action flick (that title surely belongs to
), nor his silliest (er,
Jingle All The Way
), but it’s certainly one of his most enjoyable.
It’s one of those films where cool ideas are rammed in just for the hell of it, and while that makes for a convoluted, often completely nonsensical narrative, it’s still hella entertaining.
Take the folding-in-on-itself third act, which has Arnie meeting himself
chucks us Ian McKellen as Death.
Then there’s a Sharon Stone cameo, Slater’s (knowingly?) dreadful one-liners and, best of all, Arnie quoting Shakespeare.
What’s not to love?