Director: Kim Jee-Woon Writer: Andrew Knauer Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville Running time: 107 minutes Year: 2012
For his first starring role in over ten years you’d expect Arnold Schwarzenegger would be out to prove he’s still got it. He’s not and he ain’t. As small-town Sheriff Ray Owens in The Last Stand, he can barely muster the sincerity to utter a genuine greeting to his townsfolk. This is nothing out of the ordinary for the Austrian actor, who made a name for himself playing The Terminator; a robotic, monosyllabic beefcake. Seems Arnie is still struggling to shed that image. Obviously director Jee-Woon hoped to capitalise on what made Schwarzie so popular – his inability to convey human emotions.