- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
Jee-woon Kim's The Last Stand is a fun, loud and violent film, which at least to me, plays a bit like an animated film.
Only with less character development.
Characters, dialogue and set-pieces are never more than they need to be in this traditional tale of a hard-working sheriff out to take revenge on cartoonish bad guys.
That's not to say that its not an enjoyable way to spend a little less than two hours.
The Blu-ray looks and sound terrific. Shot on an Alexa, and taken through a 2k DI, the resultant disc looks as it should, and that's good. Audio is especially nice in 7.1, with gunshots and various noises very accurately placed around the sound stage.
The bottom line here is that it's nice to have Mr. Schwarzenegger back in fighting shape. One doesn't need to have the greatest of dialoge or deep thinking to have a good time at the movies.
This one had me thinking of c.1959 Hitchcock for obvious reasons.