Film Screening 9th May, 2013

Poster for The Last Stand

The Last Stand 

8:00 PM, 9th May, 2013

  • MA
  • 107 mins
  • 2013
  • Ji-woon Kim
  • Andrew Knauer, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, George Nolfi
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Eduardo Noriega, Luis Guzman

It’s been a long time coming, but Arnie is back in business. Giddy up.

In his first role back in the saddle he plays Sheriff Ray Owens, the sheriff of a sleepy small border town cruising to retirement whose day is turned upside down when the leader of a Mexican drug cartel (Noriega) breaks out of custody and makes a bee-line straight for the border – and straight through Arnie’s turf. With the aid of his comic relief / inexperienced deputies, Johnny Knoxville and Luis Guzman, Owens breaks out all the weaponry he can muster to face off against the oncoming trouble.

Film fans not already secretly excited to see Arnold Schwarzenegger back on the silver screen have plenty more to be excited about as this is the English language debut of director Kim Ji-woon, who has earned the reputation of being Korea’s answer to Steven Spielberg with his diverse output to date. Though he is probably best known for cult favourites The Quiet Family, A Tale of Two Sisters and I Saw the Devil, his spaghetti western homage The Good, The Bad, The Weird is really what should convince audiences that he has the chops to pull off the kind of great action an Arnie flick needs, and to do so in style. Bring on the one-liners!

Adam Gould