Tag Archives: Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator series review

As preparation for the new Terminator: Genisys—you can find my review for that here—I thought this a great opportunity to rewatch the four movies that precede it, to see what might be learned. How do they hold up? I certainly have an affection for the first two, the James Cameron pictures, with strong memories of watching them… Read More

In Cinemas. August 15, 2014

I have a real soft spot for Men On A Mission-style movies, and on paper I really like the idea of action legends Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li and their buddies getting together to shoot a lot of huge guns. Then why was The Expendables (2010) so dull? I suppose because you can't… Read More

The Last Stand review

Directed by Kim Jee-WoonWritten by Andrew Knauer, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and George NolfiOnce upon a time, action movies were different. In the 1980s, the guns were big, the explosions were big, the heroes were big, but CGI and superheroes weren't yet king. The star was still the biggest part of the deal: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell,… Read More