The weaponry is so ridiculously bountiful that the movie must be a defense against something. But it's just another lousy action movie. And for more than an hour, it's less than that.
The movie's tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He's indestructible.
Schwarzenegger can still hold the screen, but these days he grinds through his one-liners like a truck driver taking a steep hill ...
The result is diverting enough for a low-expectations Friday night, but the ingredients were in place for something more.
Not the most iconic choice for Schwarzenegger to announce that he's back, but not one that's completely prefab, either.
Just bold enough, brutal enough, and dumb enough to feel like a return to form.
Director Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) handles the action sequences effectively if not spectacularly, though The Last Stand could have dispensed with the occasional attempts at sobriety and cut straight to the chase (or chases).
The script is a mess, built on lazy clich�s, stilted jokes and easy payoffs. What the movie does have, though, is enthusiasm.
Slapdash in its character portraits, the movie is slambang in its action scenes; it springs to life whenever it promises death.