Last Action Hero (1993, Arnold Schwarzenegger Fantasy Action Buddy-Buddy Comedy) – 8/10 movie review

Cast / crew
Director: John McTiernan
Writer (Screenplay): Shane Black
Writer (Screenplay): David Arnott
Writer (Story): Zak Penn
Writer (Story): Adam Leff
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Jack Slater / Himself
F. Murray Abraham: John Practice
Art Carney: Frank
Charles Dance: Benedict
Frank McRae: Dekker
Tom Noonan: Ripper
Robert Prosky: Nick
Anthony Quinn: Vivaldi
Mercedes Ruehl: Mom
Austin O’Brien: Danny
Producer: Steve Roth
Producer: John McTiernan
Executive Producer: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Last Action Hero (1993)

Through the use of a magic ticket, film fanatic Danny Madigan gets transported through to the world of the cinema and gets hooked up with his beloved screen hero, Jack Slater. Helping Slater solve the current ‘movie’ mystery, things take a turn for the worst as the bad guys get hold of the ticket and transport through to the real world causing mayhem as they do.

8/10

Hugely entertaining action movie which has several super sequences and is great fun throughout. It suffers very slightly from John McTiernan’s usual problem of feeling a bit too long and it definitely could have used some fine-tuning to some of the non-action sequences and silly reaction shots (there wasn’t time before the film had to be released) but there is a nice pile of gleefully cheesy one-liners ("Do you want to be a farmer? Here’s a couple of acres?" is my favourite, delivered by Arnie before booting a dude in the goolies) and the action is consistently spectacular, fun and thrilling.

This movie contains a single sexual swear word, mild swear words and violence, mild unpleasant scenes, mild gory scenes.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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