Last Action Hero (1993)

Watched 20150313 (Netflix, Instant)
Last Action Hero (1993) John McTiernan. 130 min

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Last Action Hero is an action movie starring Arnold Schwarzeneggar which pokes fun at the action and buddy-cop movie genres.

A young boy named Danny (Austin O'Brien) loves a movie series called Jack Slater starring Arnold Schwarzeneggar.

One day, the theater manager Nick, who is a good friend with Danny, treats him to a private preview to the latest Jack Slater movie.

However, after the first scene in the movie, Danny finds himself inside the movie and spends a bulk of the film trying to convince Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger) that he is just a movie character.

This was my first time watching Last Action Hero and overall I thought the plot was strange. While it was fun to see Arnold, the movie was so strange that I feel uncertain with whether or not I like it.

Among the three Schwarzeneggar movies I saw in the past week, I liked The Running Man (1987) best, Total Recall (1990) second best, and Last Action Hero came in last.

Instant Comments:
Chinatown (1974) was on one of the signs.
"To be or not to be. Not to be."
"He killed Mozart!" (in Amadeus)

"He'll do it again tomorrow, so what's the point?"
Sylvester Stallone as the star of Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991).
"No, this is California." (good looking women)
Ha. He has to mispronounce his own name.
"I'll be back! Ha! You didn't know I was gonna say that, did you?"
References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The buddy cop movie tropes. The badge gets taken.
"There's a gun in the glove compartment."
Everybody has a gun. Even the nun and elderly.
Ha. 360 versus 180.
References Die Hard (1988).
"Hello!? I've just shot somebody and I did it on purpose!"

References Witness (1985).
You've seen these movies where they say "Make my day" or "I'm your worst nightmare"? Well, listen to this one: Rubber baby buggy bumpers!
"No sequel for you."
The Seventh Seal (1957)

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