Last Action Hero (1993)

This isn't the movies anymore.

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero and new friend.

Having just watched this for the first time in 2018, I wonder if Arnold Schwarzenegger had intended for this to be a sort of retirement movie. It very much has that vibe, and would have worked spectacularly to that end in a fun, meta, kind of way. But for better (_Maggie_) or worse (_Terminator 3_) Arnie just keeps on sluggin' and that's the world we live in.
So instead of that, I guess _Last Action Hero_ is really just a deconstruction of the over the top action movies the 80s and early 90s did with such aplomb. Is it a scathing criticism of them, or a love letter to them? I don't know, but _Last Action Hero_ works for me, and that's all I'm taking away from it.
_Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._

Oak Productions, Columbia Pictures by John McTiernan, Zak Penn, Adam Leff, Shane Black, David Arnott.
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Keywords: magic film in film spoof magical object cartoon cat ticket self-referential projectionist child's point of view

06/18/1993

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