Last Action Hero: Blu-ray Review

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Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien) knows the first three Jack Slater movies by heart and the fourth one is just about to be released. With the aid of a magical ticket, Danny gets to know the latest movie really well, literally speaking. While watching the opening action sequence during an advance screening, Danny is transported right into the movie! While on the other side of the silver screen, Danny becomes the sidekick of Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the toughest cop on the police force. Complications arise while Jack and Danny are working on the case, when one of the bad guys gets ahold of Danny‚Äôs magic ticket and escapes out of the movie into the real world. Now Danny and his hero Jack Slater must chase the arch villain in the real world, a world where evil guys can actually win!

What’s there left to say that hasn’t already been said about this film? It’s the PERFECT action film that is completely ridiculous and full of satire…..and I LOVE IT! Every action movie that you’ve ever seen has been rolled into one extremely smart film. Arnold would be the only one that could make fun of himself and still produce a great, non-stop piece of work. It’s cheesy but that’s pretty much what it’s supposed to be. I have yet to meet a person that has watched this movie and said “I hate it”. It’s hard to see this film and not have fun watching it because it’s full of all the things you love in an “popcorn” movie and then some. They story is “meta” at times with it being a movie within a movie and KNOWING it’s just that. I think my favorite part was the moment when Jack Slater realizes he’s just a fictional character. It’s a shift in momentum as far as the tone of the film goes and gets kinda deep. You actually feel bad for Slater and his revelations about himself and the world around him. Bottom line, whether you love or hate action films you’ll definitely enjoy this one and will find yourself watching it various times…..sometimes without even knowing it (yes, it’s happened before). You have to pick this one up if you haven’t already!

Last Action Hero is available July 22nd on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment

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