Sometimes you just need a red-band trailer to get a good sense of a film’s tone and that’s exactly the case for The Last Stand. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a former LAPD officer turned small town sheriff, The Last Stand sets his rag-tag department and their under-powered arsenal against a reckless and dangerous drug lord and his militia, who are set to blaze through town and cross the border out of the country. While this red-band trailer gives you a much better idea of the level of action and mayhem you can expect, it also ruins a few of the kill scenes, which are some of the film’s strongest moments and biggest surprises. If you’re still so inclined, hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer for The Last Stand, which opens January 18th.
Check out the new red-band trailer for The Last Stand (via Yahoo!), followed by the synopsis and poster below:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Last Stand:
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.
With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive 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 rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.