Sadly there is no “I’ll be back” in this trailer, but Arnie does appear to be having the time of his life in our first look at The Last Stand. It is great to see Arnie back in a leading role, and boy when he warns someone in the trailer that “I am the Sheriff” then you would seriously think twice about breaking the law!
The trailer is full of impressive action, some cool looking bad guys and some classic witty one-liners mostly from Arnie. He looks to be very happy being back in a major role, and he also appears to be incredibly fit too: jumping off roofs, smashing through doors! The Last Stand looks to be classic Arnie, and full respect to director Ji-woon Kim who clearly knows his main man, and knows the sort of fans out there who will be watching. I can’t wait!!!
Directed by Ji-woon Kim, The Last Stand stars Arnold Schwarzenegger alongside Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Stormare, Genesis Rodriguez and Zach Gilford.
The Last Stand arrives in UK cinemas 25th January 2013
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.
By Matt Wavish