Last Action Hero (1993)


Last Action Hero Quote: “Well I’m sorry to disappoint you but you’re gonna live to enjoy all the glorious fruits life has got to offer – acne, shaving, premature ejaculation… and your first divorce.” – Jack Slater

Arnold Schwarzenegger considered “Last Action Hero” the beginning of the end of his film career. After a string of blockbusters, Arnold had a flop on his hands.

“Last Action Hero” — a self-referential parody of every action movie that made Arnold’s career — didn’t sit well with fans who didn’t know what to make of it. Oh, and it was competing with a little movie called “Jurassic Park.”

But there’s a lot to love about this cinematic oddity: intentionally painful puns, boundless cameos, purposefully ridiculous action sequences, and Arnold being Arnold.

Gene gets a little too cerebral. Kerri reveals her obsession with fart jokes and hatred for AC/DC, and Big D brings the best Schwarzenegger impressions in the business in this Big Gun of a Shat The Movies episode.

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Plot Summary: “Last Action Hero” Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien) takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick (Robert Prosky), Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict (Charles Dance) gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.

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9 Responses

  1. tev says:

    Hey guys, take back my last mail i sent before watching this, (some parts) you guys knocked this one out the park! Laughing near on all the way through, kerrys sounding more and more sexy the more i hear her voice (not being weird, just observation) big D getting real good with the ole sound board and totally with you on the guitar playing all through the film, just gives me the feels lol and gene, yeah, and so glad you saw this film for what it was, truly a good film just need to understand what it is going into it, can’t be taking it serious, just ruins it, really happy with this one, re-ignored my flame ?:) love and kisses tev

    • Dick Ebert says:

      I’m glad to hear that we weren’t the only ones drinking the ‘Last Action Hero’cool-aide. The only thing that blows my mind is Kerri not liking AC/DC’s contribution to this amazing 90’s soundtrack.

      • tev says:

        I know, must be a man thing, jus lovin that initial guitar play with him walking into scenes and surprised you did t bring up the hamlet trailer in it, would of defiantly watched a time traveling Arnold shooting ye olde folk haha

  2. Jacopo Belbo says:

    2.5 + .5 + 1.0 = 5.5???

  3. tev says:

    Honestly I’ve come to a cross roads with you guys, i love ya, all of ya!!(except gene) you use to be the only thing i like about going to work was catching up with the fellas cuz you were the only other people who i know who likes films as much as i do, but i just can’t stand the way you guys don’t give anything that is clearly a classic, not a good score! Like yes independence day isn’t exactly the Shawshank redemption, or like a good Denzel film, but its still INDEPENDENCE DAY! (jus an example) i duno whether o listen to this one cuz its one of my favorite films and i duno whether you’ll just be shitting on it all the way through like you usually do with my favorite films, no these 80s and 90s films weren’t masterpieces! But that’s what made them all so amazing!! Starship troopers wouldn’t of been a better or a worse film had it turned out differently, it is what it is, and genes half woman half idiot moaning about complexities and oh its so gross that men use to be that way, Jesus man get a grip, look i still like you guys, you just don’t seem to like any of my films, but don’t listen to me what do i know, thanks for doing the podcast guys, means alot, P.s.sing me to sleep big D

  4. slearl says:

    You guys need to update your ranking because you guys added it wrong in the podcast. It should be 1.33

  5. Emperor Whale says:

    1 + .5 + 2.5 = 4

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