Last Action Hero [Blu-ray] [1993]

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Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (56 out of 62)

Synopsis


Last Action Hero
Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as a pumped-up Shakespearian hero while an announcer bellows, "Something is rotten in Denmark -- and Hamlet is taking out the trash!" This gag sets the stage for the post-modernist action epic The Last Action Hero. The film concerns Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien), a lonely eleven-year-old boy who escapes from his bleak New York City reality by glorying in the action adventure movies of his favorite film character, Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Danny's friend is an elderly movie projectionist, Nick (Robert Prosky), who lets Danny into the shabby Times Square movie theater where he works so Danny can see Slater's new movie. He hands Danny a magic ticket given to him years ago by Houdini, and when Nick rips the ticket and gives Danny the stub, Danny finds himself catapulted from the theater into the back seat of Slater's speeding sports car in "Jack Slater IV." Danny becomes Slater's helper as Jack battles a trio of nefarious bad guys --Benedict (Charles Dance), Vivaldi (Anthony Quinn) and The Ripper (Tom Noonan). But things get out of hand when Benedict steals Danny's magic ticket stub and transports himself into Danny's reality. Benedict and The Ripper proceed to wreak havoc along Broadway, forcing Slater to cross into reality to get the villains and, in the process, learn about blood and pain. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Sergeant Jack Slater
  • Austin O'Brien
    Austin O'Brien - Danny Madigan
  • F. Murray Abraham
    F. Murray Abraham - John Practice
  • Anthony Quinn
    Anthony Quinn - Tony Vivaldi
  • Art Carney
    Art Carney - Frank



Customer rating

4.4
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Mistake

    Posted
    4thHorseman

    One of my most favorite movies. It's such a jab at Hollywood and it comes off so great. You have a kid (who I can't stand) who gets transported into a movie with his favorite fictional character. However, in the movie, everything is real and they don't know it. So the kid tries his best to show them that it's just a movie. You have a cartoon cat who everyone thinks is just normal, movies Arnold was in is now by Stallone, the cop from T2 walking into the police precinct, just so many small things that make the movie so enjoyable. The villain, played by Dance, is one of my favorite villains. His remarks at people leave me cracking up, and the best thing is when he's in the real world and he shoots someone. HIL-AR-I-OUS. This movie is enjoyable on many levels, both action and humor, and should definately be seen by everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie/Horrible DVD

    Posted
    Manyak

    I grew up watching this movie! It's fantastic! I feel sorry for anyone who watches this and doesn't get that it's a parody. The one liners are great, and the over the top action is even better. The problem is this terrible DVD. There are no special features, and it's in unwatchable pan-and-scan, full screen! If you've never seen a movie in this format, consider yourself lucky. It looks horribly altered when they digitally move the camera around to show the parts of the picture that the full screen format cuts off. It's very distracting. Do yourself a favor and look for this movie in widescreen. It's totally worth it!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun, pure and simple

    Posted
    GDP
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    Too many people miss out on the escapism of movies, the humor and lack of seriousness that can lighten a day. This movie is as campy as it gets -Arnold outdid himself spoofing himself... and that is what so many people miss. This movie is Arnold poking fun at Arnold, and letting us in on the joke. No, there isn't a huge message here, but who needs it???!!! This movie is an action adventure, and if you simply don't take it seriously (and see the campiness as the joke it is meant to be), you'll have a blast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SOME PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND PARODY!!

    Posted
    tacobell33
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This movie is pure fun and pretty much an inside joke. Arnold still in top form. It certainly bombed in the box office bc a lot of people misunderstood this film when released and still do. It is a parody, plain and simple. Arnold had a lot of guts to do this movie in which it pretty much makes fun of himself and the action genre in general. Great budget title. Pretty good PQ & AQ. Only flaw is a lack of extras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    SSPA77
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    If you like Arnold movies, there is a good chance that you'll still enjoy this one. It's definitely not as bad as critics claimed it to be. It's a movie and like all movies, you need to be able to suspend your disbelief a little. Get over yourselves people. It's a fun movie with the typical Arnold action and one liners. What more do you want?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A blast back to my childhood

    Posted
    Chris
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    I randomly came across this movie while wandering the aisles, and did not hesitate about the purchase. I loved this movie as a kid, and had to have it. I still haven't opened it yet, but I know that it will hold up to what I remember from years ago. Make this purchase you will not regret it. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Arnold past his prime

    Posted
    AlexRN
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is just a bad movie; there just isn't a gentler way to say this. It doesn't have even close to the quality of humor as Kindergarten Cop (a must-own movie in my opinion# nor the action quality of True Lies #also a must-own movie#. Stick with these along with the Terminator trilogy #T2 of course the best of the three) and you've got the best of Arnold.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Underappreciated Gem

    Posted
    Jiryn
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    I've always love this game, it's an obvious parody of the 80s and 90s tropes I grew up with. Never understood why it didn't get more love, but it's a fun and humorous little gem, and worth watching every once in a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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