In “The Expendables 2,” we’ll be able to see Arnold Schwarzenegger back in action alongside some of the biggest names in action movies, but we’ll have to wait until January of next year to see his return as a leading man in “The Last Stand.”
The first trailer for “The Last Stand” has debuted over at iTunes Movie Trailers, and here are the five key scenes.
“We Have A Situation”
The trailer opens with a drug cartel caravan literally blasting through a police blockade like its nothing. It’s this destructive force that is headed to a small town on the border. The only thing between the fugitives and freedom is a small-town sheriff. But luckily for truth, justice, and the American way, this isn’t just any small-town sheriff.
Old Man Arnold
That’s right. Arnold Schwarzenegger is taken a small demotion from governor of California to the local sheriff, who is the last chance to stop the cartel before they break free. Naturally, Schwarzenegger will put up a fight, but this isn’t the same Arnold that we knew back in the heyday of his action prime. In “The Last Stand” and this week’s “The Expendables 2,” Schwarzenegger seems more than willing to take a few pokes at his old age, but from the looks of the trailer, he hasn’t slowed that down much.
Is That Lady Sif?
Besides having an action legend as a leading man, “The Last Stand” boasts an interesting mix of supporting players. There’s Jaimie Alexander from “Thor” as a police officer, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville as the sheriff’s dim-witted sidekick, and Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen from “Friday Night Lights”) even shows up.
One aspect of “The Last Stand” that won’t get as much recognition as the lead is the man behind the camera. Kim Jee-Woon has become one of the premiere South Korean directors in the last few years. His two previous films released in the States, 2008′s “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” and 2010′s “I Saw the Devil,” became cult hits with growing followings. He’s known for his frenetic visual style, so “The Last Stand,” his English-language debut, should be more than your run-of-the-mill action flick.
There’s just something about seeing Schwarzenegger leading his own movie again that takes you back. It’s been 10 years since “Collateral Damage,” Schwarzenegger’s last lead role, and even if he looks a little older, “The Last Stand” has the feel of a good old Schwarzenegger movie.
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