The Last Stand Review and Blu-ray Features
The Last Stand
18 Jan 2013
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
I liked it
Sure it was a bit corny but it was funny and had likeable characters.
It has some amazingly funny and entertaining moments that throws me back to films like “Commando.”
Would this movie be better as a series?
I still liked the movie but would this be better as a tv show? Each episode will build up to the last stand on the street then the final fight between the sheriff and the guy driving the car. It could lead to a 2nd series since the bad guy got captured instead of killed
That’s a really good idea actually.
Should I Watch This?
I’m kind of in the mood for an action comedy that isn’t always intentionally funny. Is this so bad it’s good or so bad it’s bad?
This is actually a good movie! I have no complaints with what so ever.
Enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would
I love the Arnie, Sly, Bruce and Chuck movies. Plus I love the fact that as they have gotten older even they don’t take themselves too seriously.
But this was better than I expected it to be.
Loved the flare shot into the bad guys back. This movie was classic, “make a stupid joke, then blow something up”.
Ha, exactly! I just watched the movie on Netflix and found it quite entertaining. I also found the part where Arnold tackled the guy off the roof and shot him in the head on the way down amusing. Most people do one or the other
Way better than expected
This is a real return to form for Arnold. Great to see him back in his element!
I was pleasantly surprised.
It felt a lot like classic 80’s/90’s action flicks.
It had a lot of good supporting actors.
If you like beautiful brunettes, you’re in luck.
It didn’t do super well at the box office, but has there been any talk of a sequel? Not a blockbuster, but if they got an $18 million return, that ain’t too shabby. The News section on here is filled with anything Arnold so it would take forever to wade through it.
I expected a lot of cheese and it was but it did it well. I was also presently surprised and liked the movie.
I was a little underwhelmed at first, but after seeing it again on Epix, it has grown on me.
Trailer didn’t impress me. Movie did.
Great Arnie fun.
I was surprised at how entertained I was by this movie. I wasn’t expecting much at all, seemed kind of like a B-movie to me before I saw it. But it had action and I loved all of the ZR1 Corvette scenes.
The only problem I had, I could not believe that Arnold was the town Sheriff. He just was not believable in that role at all.
He almost said the famous line
Just to say I love Arnie’s Classic one liners, and their is a few here too in this movie, but at one point towards the end , he says ………”wait here, I’ll come back” when I heard the “I’ll ” bit I thought yeah go on ? probably saving it for Terminator genesis!
I absolutely love this movie.
I thought it was an absolute 80’s/90’s blast!
Loved the characters, the setting, the action, the cinematography, the gore, the humor. .
When the movie ended I just wanted to go to Sommerton to shake the hand of the sheriff . . !
Arnie is the best
Watching it for the first time, today. In have to admit, it doesn’t suck. With exception to Knoxville, the cast is awesome.
Are you kidding me? Knoxville was the X-factor in this movie lol. I loved the way he shot that flare gun at the guys bullet belt causing all the gun powder to blow him up LMAOOOOOO
RT/Meta Critic Review
The movie’s tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He’s indestructible. (Click here to see)
The Last Stand is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Lionsgate Films with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.40:1. This digitally shot feature often looks spectacular on Blu-ray, with appealingly robust colors (which can admittedly verge into lurid territory when some of the blood and guts elements start to be displayed). Fine object detail is excellent and this high definition presentation also boasts superior contrast which helps some of the nighttime sequences to really bristle with well above average clarity and shadow detail. Director Jim Jee-Won and cinematographer Ji Yong Kim prefer a hyperkinetic style where the camera is often in motion, but there are no stability issues to report despite this tendency.
Zowie. That may not be a technical term, but it may well be the best way to describe The Last Stand‘s incredibly forceful lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, certainly one of the most immersive surround tracks I’ve heard so far this year. From the first moments, when the whip pan sound of the Corvette zooming down an abandoned highway zings through the side channels, it’s clear this film is going to be one heck of a sonic ride. Over and over again well crafted foley effects are expertly placed around the side and rear channels, and of course there is more than abundant LFE courtesy of several major shootouts that occur. Despite the noisiness of much of the mix, dialogue is extremely well prioritized and always easily audible. Fidelity is excellent and dynamic range is incredibly wide.
- Not In My Town: Making The Last Stand (1080p; 28:11) is a fairly interesting EPK-fest with interviews and behind the scenes footage. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura offers several interesting observations.
- Cornfield Chaos: Scene Breakdown (1080p; 11:21) takes a look at the great climactic car chase between the two Chevrolets that caps the film.
- The Dinkum Firearm & Historic Weaponry Museum Tour (1080p; 11:21) talks about some of the actual historic weapons that weapons consultant Larry Zanoff helped to provide to the film.
- Actor-Cam Anarchy: with Johnny Knoxville and Jaimie Alexander (1080p; 10:32) is first person footage from these two actors.
- Deleted Scenes (1080p; 8:15)
- Extended Scenes (1080p; 14:06)