Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger chose to make his return as an action film star in “The Last Stand.” If this is how he plans to resume his acting career, Schwarzenegger should seriously consider a return to politics.
What passes as the plot for this stinker has Schwarzenegger playing the sheriff of a sleepy little town on the Mexican border. It’s not just sleepy but nearly comatose because most of the town’s people have left on a weekend trip for a high school football game. Convenient.
The quiet’s disrupted when the city becomes the spot where an escaped drug cartel leader wants to drive his stolen missile-like sports car across the border. Only the sheriff, his deputies and a couple of rejects from “The Magnificent Seven” can stop the escape.
There are so many problems with this movie that even a monthlong filibuster couldn’t hit them all. Here are the really low points:
Schwarzenegger always told his film fans that he’d be back. “The Last Stand” proves that was a threat more than a promise. Any such future moves should be terminated.