We’ve heard the casting, we’ve seen the posters, we’ve read the hype and now its time for money to enter mouths as the trailer for the Governators’ full fledged return to action films to begin with this new trailer for his new film The Last Stand:
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. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive 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 rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.
Interesting and actually reminds me of the action films of yesteryear that was typical for the Governator. Its not overly smart but it’s not completely void of intelligence either, there’s some light humor, tons of action and the film is sprinkled with a couple of great actors to balance things out. It’s not a film that anybody will predict to enter any Oscar discussions and is rather an excuse to turn off the brain and just sit back and enjoy some ‘splosions and gunplay.
It’s exactly what I hoped it would be.
Via: Aint it Cool