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The Last Stand Trailer: Ahnuld Is Back To The Choppa

By Jay Stevens, Jr. | Trade News | August 17, 2012 | Comments ()


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After Arnold Schwarzenegger walked away for his longest continuous roles as the Governor of Kahleefornja and as Maria Shriver's philandering husband, he finally returns to regular movie appearances and to the type of lead role he's most associated with while he still has some gas left in the old Daimler; action hero.

In The Last Stand, Schwarzenegger plays a disgraced LAPD narcotics officer turned sleepy border town sheriff named Ray Owens. SIDEBAR: The man has always sounded like he just took a header off the schnitzel cart and yet 90 percent of his characters' have names that would have no business sporting an accent like that. I mean people immigrate all the time, right? Would it have killed anyone to change at least the character's last name to fit the actor? *SIGH. Sorry folks. Moving onward. Nothing much happens in Sommerton Junction, New Mexico, until one day when a nearby passing FBI convoy carrying a drug cartel kingpin prisoner is ambushed. The attackers are a gang of comic bookishly well-armed and equipped gunmen determined to rescue their leader and make a high speed Taco Bell run for the border. They cut to pieces any police and federal forces they come across with alarming ease. Unfortunately for them, a relentless Austrian with a chip on his shoulder patrols the only road that leads them to their undeserving freedom. The premise sounds simple enough for the inevitable shoot-'em-up showdown.

Korean director Kim Jee-Woon who is making his American movie debut helms the neo-western. Some of you may remember his name from his Sergio Leone send-up The Good, The Bad and the Weird. The Last Stand also stars Luis Guzman, Johnny Knoxville, Peter Stormare and Forest Whitaker. It is due out in theaters on January 18, 2013 by Lionsgate Pictures.

(via TheFilmStage)

Artistic Movie Poster

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Movie Poster Photo with VERY obvious Chevy product placement.

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  • Quatermain

    If this was going to be released in April, instead of January, it'd be like a big Hollywood birthday present. As it is, I'll still take it. Arnold, I'm so glad you've come back to movies. Don't ever go away again.

  • Arnold looks like someone overinflated Clint Eastwood.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Weird was freaking outstanding! Kim Jee Woon is a great director and visually this looks great. It looks a lot better than Sly's new movie. Both of them for that matter. I'm with Ty, this would have been a lot better with Dwayne Johnson.

  • googergieger

    Originally Liam Neeson and some other peeps were scheduled for this movie. Which had a lot of people including myself excited. Kim Jee Woon has always had a pretty Hollywood film style. So he should transition rather easily. Originally I was really looking forward to this, but with the updated cast I'm going to wait for the dvd/bluray. Oh well still have Stoker and Snowpiercer to look forward to.

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    Is Ahrnold trying to transition into a Clint Eastwood type look there?

  • DeistBrawler

    I feel like Dwayne Johnson should have had the Schwarzenegger role. He could have reteamed with Knoxville and the movie could have done without the "I'm too old for this shit" cliches.

    Also, what the fuck is he holding in that poster? A .500 S&W Magnum? Overkill much?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    The steroids have necessitated rampant overcompensation.

  • JenVegas

    Johnny Knoxville in roles like this makes me want there to be a remake of The Stand just so he can play The Trashcan Man.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I want a remake of The Stand just it can have its 80s excised.

  • The Other Agent Johnson

    Damn you, Peter Stormare. Damn you for being in this and thereby making me want to see it.

    Damn you straight to hell.

  • ,

    Chevy makes pistols?

  • hapl0

    Johnny Knoxville? The realism is gone. Just gone.

  • ,

    Balanced, perhaps, by the Forrest Whitaker?

  • hapl0

    Depends on the twitching severity in this one.

  • stardust

    The tag line, the poster, the ridiculous explosions...I love all of it. Sold!

  • karen

    This looks like so much fun! I love silly Aaahnold.

  • BWeaves

    My dad emigrated from Germany to the USA after he was liberated from a Nazi concentration camp. He chose a new, very American name, but still has a German accent.

  • That's one hell of a cast. I'm in.
    Danny Trejo's name isn't on the poster, but he'll be in it. He'll be in it.

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