The Last Stand


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A Mexican drug kingpin is being transported from one prison to another, and (surprise) gets loose, and for reasons that make no sense, the ONLY PLACE he’s going to be able to cross the border into Mexico…is through the town where Arnold is the sheriff. Guess what happens?

I had an appointment to do apheresis at the Red Cross, and I knew from from experience that I had seen pretty much everything in their video cabinets that I wanted to see. So (as usual) I brought my own movie.

I brought Flight, with Denzel Washington and a great cast; the previews were awesome and I really wanted to see it.

Unfortunately, without thinking…I brought it in BLU-RAY.

Which, of course, the Red Cross doesn’t have, living on donations as they do. So I had to pick a movie. And this was it.

Oh man, what an awful day. The nurse was Abbot and Costello, I had to watch this dog, and it ended early…I had about 20 minutes left. Another nurse came over and said, would you like to watch TV?

Sure, I said, go ahead and put the food channel on…but she couldn’t figure out how the remote worked, and left me with the MSNBC political channel…after five minutes I was yelling for a blue screen. Oh man.

Anyway. This movie.

So yes, the FBI manage to lose this guy (one of their people works for him, ooh, wonder who it is?) and it’s up to Arnold, his deputy, her ne’er do well boyfriend, the crazy guy from town with all the guns, and…someone else, I don’t remember. And of course they stand off the drug lord and all his minions, with lots of gunfire and explosives and witty repartee, and Arnold ends up chasing him down and stopping him literally feet from the border.

Gaah. Trite, silly, boring. A couple of good actors (Forest Whitaker was NOT among them, I’m sorry to say) and lots of cars and gunshots.

Yawn. Skip it and watch a good explodo over again instead.

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