Watch: The Last Stand 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for the face off..
Plot: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction where the police are preparing to make a last stand to intercept them before they cross the border. Owens is reluctant to become involved but ultimately joins in with the law enforcement efforts
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I was prepared to be disappointed by this comeback by Arnold Schwarzenegger. After all he is fairly far from the shape he once had. Luckily I was not. This is a quite enjoyable movie. Sure it is falls short compared to his previous really hard hitters but it is still a good movie. The plot is okay although a fairly standard one. Escaped criminal races for the border, hero sheriff (good old Schwarzy) stands in his way. Been there, seen that, done that. It is a plot that works though and the racing maniac and bridge building twist made it not feel too old.
It was fun to see Arnold in a leading role gain although he did look a bit rusty. He also felt a bit wimpier than he used to. Sure, he beat, stabbed and shot the bad guys for a good enough chunk of the movie but it was with a bit more hesitation and without the “I’m gonna kick your ass” attitude that he used to have. For being an experienced guy he, that is him in his role as the sheriff, also seemed to bungle it every now and then. The scene where he turns his back to the bad guy and, of course, gets stabbed annoyed me quite a lot for example.
It is always nice to see Peter Stormare in a movie. Not just because he is from my native country but I do like him as an actor. He put the necessary spice on the bad guys which was quite needed since, personally, I thought Gabriel Cortex was a somewhat shallow mad drug baron stereotype. Seeing him floor it or change gear became somewhat boring after the 5th or so time. Also that scene where he bumps a Suburban of the hood of the Corvette was just silly. No way would the hood, or the car for that matter, stand for that. I just do not understand why producers/directors continue do these obvious and arrogant we-think-the-audience-is-to-stupid-to-notice things. News-flash: we are not that stupid!
Forest Whitaker was not too bad as the FBI guy being screwed over and I did like Luis Guzmán as one of the sheriff’s sidekicks. Otherwise the team was somewhat bland. I guess the historical weapons guy was supposed to be funny but I mostly found him silly. The shootout between the sheriff’s team and the bad guys at the end of the movie was quite fun to watch but, at the same time, fairly silly. There was not much real life logic in how it played out. The bloody bus they used to move the machine gun into place made no sense at all for instance except as a reason to make some driving stunts with a bus.
The bottom line though is that, for me, this was a enjoyable movie and not at all the bungled comeback attempt that I was afraid it would turn out to be.
## Simple and entertaining.
Some call it a “guilty pleasure”, and yes, it is. At times, characters and acting are like those movies you made with friends at high-school or as freshman (you did, didn’t you?). A bit cardboard, but friendly fun, and over-the-top.
Well, this has a bit more budget, and Arnie in it (plus a cast of Peter Stormare, Luis Guzman, and a handful of other solid actors). But at heart, it’s a simple shoot-em-up action movie; no complexity, no surprising twists. What will happen is obvious from the start, as if this was JACK SLATER VIII; how it will happen is what you get to watch.
Don’t expect much, just enjoy it.
Made For Ridiculous
The Last Stand is famously known as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action comebacks. Since his appearances in The Expendables films are limited and doesn’t quite satisfies his fans, here he gets to be the lead. The film is also directed by Kim Jee-Woon and he creates a set of awesomely crafted action sequences. There’s nothing else in the story but a Western formula with a band of misfits. It’s a simple fun action film that has no other ambition than to enjoy the fans of the genre. It may be senseless at some point but the admission is never regrettable.
The plot is like a modernized version of a famous Western story with an FBI to the side. A sheriff who tries to save his small town from a bunch of bad guys who seem incompetent. The good guys are a team of mismatched heroes. There’s a veteran, a short Mexican, a crazy gun owner, a tough woman, and an ex-convict. These elements fit to the film’s ridiculousness and they worked well enough. The characters are also likable, probably because of our familiarity to the cast. Like we know Ray Owens is a badass sheriff only because he’s played by Schwarzenegger, but that’s fine since everyone’s here for the action.
The action scenes are quick and stylishly shot. It provides a sense of speed and excitement. The most inventive sequence is the cornfield car chase. The best is the old school action with violent gunfights and brutal fistfights. Schwarzenegger still got it in those scenes. In other parts gets a little drama and some silliness. There isn’t anything else beneath it but the execution of these ideas in the storyline are beyond adequate. It’s quite clear that this only exists to let the audience have fun.
Everybody might disagree once I say this but The Last Stand is kind of like last year’s Haywire. The premise is not that original but with an interesting direction and an awesome ensemble cast made it pretty good. The only differences are it’s louder, it has an entirely different target audience and the concept is more interesting. It’s not brilliant but it gets what it wants to be. It’s all about the fun. It’s so fun, it’s hard to notice some of its flaws. The merits are generally the filmmaking and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some might look for more beneath it, but for action lovers it’s a glorious action joy. If you’re craving for some nonstop badassery then The Last Stand is definitely for you.
A bit mangled, but a decent enough return to film for Schwarzenegger
STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning
Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) oversees the law in the sleepy American town of Summerton, resigning to a quiet life after becoming fazed by the brutality of more hard line policing. But all that looks set to change when notorious drug lord Eduardo Noriega (Gabriel Cortez), who is scheduled for death row, breaks free from custody in Las Vegas and comes hurtling in a fast sports car towards Summerton to rendezvous with right hand man Burrell (Peter Stormare.) In a battle of odds with FBI Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker), who is hot on the trail of Noriega, Owens takes a stand with his deputies to stand firm and protect their little town.
After a ten year absence, during which it seemed unlikely he would ever return to acting, it’s easy to appreciate the void Arnold Schwarzenegger left in the world of action cinema, and indeed cinema in general, and for sheer nostalgia to overwhelm your opinion of this new film of his. The Last Stand, unwittingly, could make you hark for his films of old and want to re live the sheer, unmistakable magic you could only get from an Arnold film all over again. Hell, the length could even make you forget that his last few films before he became ‘the Governator’ were of mediocre quality at best, or even make you think they weren’t so bad after all. It is surprising, and certainly very nice, to see him back on the big screen again. And, while The Last Stand is certainly not without it’s qualities, there are some big flaws that stop it from being a mesmerizing come back.
While he seems to have exhausted himself with his own self publicizing, with certainly a few TV/magazine interviews in the UK prior to the film’s release, it’s weird how little publicity the film itself seems to have received (I didn’t even see a trailer before going to see it.) It’s hailed as Arnie’s big new come back, with him prominently headlined as the main star, but it’s strange how little screen time the big man seems to occupy, especially in the first half. For a short while, it sort of becomes the Forest Whitaker show, as the big prison bus escape unfolds. Not a good thing, when you think he’s already drowning in a sea of co stars, including Stormare, Luis Guzman and Johnny Knoxville as the town’s resident, er, jackass.
He seems to have a slower, more gentle, considered presence here, his scenes giving the film the same feel one of Clint Eastwood’s more modern films would have. Given his age, I think this is for the best, as the thought of him on wires or using stunt doubles wouldn’t be very good. The main problem the film has is it seems unsure of it’s tone, whether it wants to be a solid, compelling action drama or more like one of Arnold’s more wackier, wise cracking earlier films. Rather than turning to more modern, flashy directors like Jee-Woon Kim, it would be interesting to see how Arnold himself might prove, directing one of his own films, in the style his old mate Clint does. ***
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Thriller, Western
Director Jee-woon Kim
Writer Andrew Knauer
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville
Country United States, South Korea
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Fujinon Premier and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Leitz SUMMILUX-C lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema