Iím happy they went with an R rating, because a PG-13 fluff action piece wouldnít have held up. This felt like an ode to eighties violence with some great action scenes and cool weaponry. I dug the bus angle, and itís always fun to see Arnie with a Gatling gun in hand (keep your eyes peeled for his Conan sword too). His tacky one liners arenít as good as they used to be either, but thatís Arnie for ya, probably wrote that shit himself. The story isnít particularly deep, and Iím cool with that, I can forgive stuff like deputising the entire damn town, to a car chase through a cornfield, but Iím not really sure the FBI would leave such a high profile fugitive in the hands of a sheriff from butt-fuck-nowhere (or that theyíre so easily duped by betrayal). I know they tried their whole roadblock thing (epic fail there), but I somehow doubt it would have taken them that long to regroup and get on site.
THE LAST STAND is a nice mix of wild, wild, west and over-the-top cop action. Aside from Arnie and his teamóJamie Alexander from THOR, Luis Guzman from (what hasnít he done) and Johnny Knoxville who really shouldnít be allowed to star in films, we have the true scene stealer, a man who goes by the name of Peter Stormare. Good guy, bad buy, heís always a blast to watch, and for me, he made this movie. I didnít care much for Cortez. Maybe itís because heís behind the wheel of a car ninety percent of the film, which was cool enough in its own right, considering, but that last fight with Arnie (interesting as it was), didnít pack the punch I wanted it to. Then again, Iíd have taken the money and let his ass slide on into Mexico, but thatís just me.
Cornfield Chaos: Scene Breakdown: All jokes aside, I wasnítí exactly blown away by the cornfield chase, so this isnít the great scene to analyze for me. How about analyzing the rail scene that got deleted. That, at least, was cool.
The Dinkum Firearm & Historic Weaponry Museum Tour: Best item youíll see on this tour is the sword of Conan. Best cameo ever.
Actor-Cam Anarchy; With Johnny Knoxville and Jamie Alexander: A very ďho-humĒ morning on set with these two actors. Not much to see here at all.
Deleted/Extended Scenes: Watching Arnie (literally) crack his feet for three minutes isÖinteresting, but the real question is why cut the damn rail scene? It was badass. The extended scenes, however, arenít anything to brag about.
Previews: Thereís a slew of trailers as well as a Digital and Ultraviolet Copy of the film.