December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

August 10, 2013

The Last Stand (2013)

When it's over, Arnold Schwarzenegger took his stand. A small border town sheriff must stop a cartel boss from crossing the U.S. border into Mexico. This was Schwarzenegger's first major film since leaving office as Governor of California. It was a decent comeback, and definitely not one of his better films, but the usual Arnold stuff were there - one liners, big guns, and violence. Much of the film's shortcomings came from a weak supporting cast, and if they were removed, the story would remain unchanged. It was clear the film was all about Schwarzenegger, as he carried the entire film from beginning to end. For gun enthusiasts, there were plenty of classic firearms featured including: the Colt Dragoon, Colt Thompson, and the Vickers Machine Gun, which all packed big punches. The Last Stand was not a thinking film nor was it realistic, but it was entertaining and it gave me what I needed after a long busy day - some diversion.

My rating: 3 out of 5

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