Arnie is back! And old! But still kicking ass in this trailer for THE LAST STAND

When you think of Arnold Schwarzenegger, you probably think one-liners, fist fights, big guns, car chases and explosions, right? You never think of some dramatic moment. But what if I told you that in 1970 the Governator won the Golden Globe for New Male Star of the Year for the dramatic comedy Stay Hungry? It’s true.

So for his first leading role since 2003’s T3 do you think he would be bringing in some of that dramatic acting chops? Nah! It’s one-liners, fist fights, big guns, car chases and explosions all the way, baby! Also, feeling really old.

Schwarzenegger stars as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.

Yeah, I know. More wooden acting than a marionette show, but tell me you didn’t have a grin when Arnie unveiled that mini-gun? This is vintage Ahnuld stuff here, with a dash of Fast and Furious thrown in just for good measure, so if you’ve never been a fan of these types of films, then this will probably not be changing your mind anytime soon.

But if, like me, you grew up on this particular type of 80’s cheese platter of bullets and explosions, then this should be right up your body-strewn alley.

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Hello ladies. Look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped watching horrible Michael Bay movies, he could be as much of a hardcore film geek as me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a South African movie blog with the man your man could be as big a film geek as. What’s in your hand? Back at me. I have it. It’s a warm box of freshly popped popcorn, butter melted awesomeness wafting in your face just like you like. Look again, the popcorn is now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man stops watching Michael Bay movies. I’m on a horse.

  • Erwin Kempff

    Did I see Johnny Knoxville?

    • http://twitter.com/blahsum James Francis

      Indeed you did… I thought that guy looked familiar.

  • http://twitter.com/blahsum James Francis

    Okay, I’m sold enough to give it a look. We owe Arnie that much…