When a drug baron (Eduardo Noriega) escapes from custody in Las Vegas and takes off for the Mexican border, attempts are made by the FBI (led by Forest Whitaker) to stop him. Of course they fail and the only thing standing between Noriega and sipping cocktails on a Mexican beach is Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays the sherriff of a dusty frontier town called Sommerton.
In his first lead since leaving the political world behind, Schwarzenegger relies on one-liners and guns to beat back the baddies with the help of his goofy deputies and local gun nut Johnny Knoxville. Director Kim Jee-Woon luckily realizes that campy fun is a good thing and turns “The Last Stand” into a throwback to 80s movies like Commando and Red Dawn that’s as silly as it is entertaining.
It’s not the best action flick around but hey, Arnie is back! And with at least six more titles in the making, we haven’t seen the last of the last action hero just yet.