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Towards the end of The Last Stand, Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) struggles to his feet and is asked ‘How are you, sheriff?’ ‘Old’, Owens replies, in a decidedly un-American accent. ‘Ah, you got a ways to go yet’, the local reassures, mercifully stopping short of winking at the camera, given the carnage we’ve just witnessed.

Tongue-in-cheek dialogue aside, it’s a neat précis of the pros and cons of Schwarzenegger’s first leading role since 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The Last Stand is tonally schizophrenic, formulaic to the point of parody and lacking any real sense of place or logic.

Conversely, it’s knowing, fun, and packed with so many fights and quips that Lionsgate could have conceivably have plastered ‘He’s still got it, honest’ on the posters (perhaps in the place of Johnny Knoxville, whose minor role certainly doesn’t merit equal billing with »

- Lewis Bazley

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