“Last Action Hero” is an interesting play (and partial spoof) on the stereotypical action film. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger alongside a young movie fan who is transported into an action film to help him bust the bad guys. It is full of great movie references including “Amadeus,” E.T.” a black-and-white Humphrey Bogart, and even “Terminator 2”! While the film isn’t anything amazing, it is worth watching for the movie jokes and is a must for movie buffs. Seriously, the whole Salieri thing is hysterical. In a sense, it becomes the ultimate action film because they purposefully filled it with every sort of shootout and chase scene imaginable. Even though it is tongue-in-cheek, the action is still awesome. Things go a bit south toward the end. When you’re using a gimmick, 2+ hours becomes way too long and they just couldn’t keep it fresh. “Last Action Hero” probably won’t appear on most people’s list of favorite action films (including mine), but it’s definitely worth watching for the action sequences, movie references, and unique concept.
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