Last Action Hero is considered by many to be one of the last great must see Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movies. Released in 1993, this action/comedy has gathered a fairly reasonable cult status amongst fans around the world, sure it has its flaws, what film doesn’t? But should I have watched sooner than I did?
The short answer to this question is: yes. I’m not going to tell you that I didn’t enjoy Last Action Hero, it was balls to the wall madness with some of the most ridiculous cameos I’ve seen in years.
As I’m sure many of you are aware, Last Action Hero is the story of Danny, a young action movie fan magically transported to the world of Jack Slater, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s meta(ish) fictional hero, unaware of the nature in which his world exists. The real highlight has to be the film’s second act. Watching Danny try to convince Slater of his predicament is a refreshing take on a very tired looking genre.
Obviously, Last Action Hero doesn’t hit the heights of films such as Die Hard or The Terminator, however what it does do is allow you to switch your brain off and watch a decently made action film, further elevated by the fairly stupid performances of the characters.