First Trailer for THE LAST STAND Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

     August 16, 2012


The first trailer for Kim Jee-Woon‘s The Last Stand has gone online.  Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the old sheriff of a sleepy border town who’s called to action when a drug kingpin flees an FBI prisoner convoy, and tries to make his way to Mexico.  It’s a good premise for nice little action-thriller, but Schwarzenegger seems totally miscast.  He’s just not really meant for small movies because he’s a big persona.  There’s nothing subdued about him.  So when a huge guy with a thick Austrian accent is wandering around a small town like it’s no big deal, he seems horribly out of place.  Maybe it will work better in context, and I really like the action on display from Kim Jee-Woon.  It’s a nice break from the shaky-cam antics other directors may have brought to the picture.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford, and Genesis RodriguezThe Last Stand opens January 18, 2013.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Last Stand:

Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s hard-hitting US directorial debut, 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.


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  • Tyler

    Hes back! Looks like a really fun movie in the usually drab month of January. Can’t wait.

  • mattedscreen

    A crazy plot requires a larger than life lead, glad to see The Old Oak back where he belongs.

  • The_Engineer

    Hey LOOK! Yet ANOTHER US film poster with someone holding a damn gun!
    And you wonder why gun related crime is so high….. Sheesh… It’s because the US glorifies ‘The Gun’ and won’t wake up to the reality behind all that…
    America/Hollywood – great at ‘blowin’ shiiit up’, but no substance. Bring back films/scripts/directors who actually have something more to deliver.

    • ScaredForMovies

      Gun crime is so high because poverty is so rampant and the public education system sucks. Guess what, movies have guns and there are plenty of gun movies with substance. Ever heard of Heat? Taxi Driver? Pulp Fiction? Don’t lump all movies into one category and blame Hollywood for all of societies problems.

    • mattedscreen

      and Shakespeare had suicidal teens and sword fights, poisonings, people being turned into meat pies… and yet you don’t hear people blaming him for society’s troubles.

  • TheHOYT

    Um, this looks damn similar to Walking Tall with the Rock. Hell, it’s even got Johnny Knoxville getting deputized … again.

  • TheHOYT

    Um, this looks damn similar to Walking Tall with the Rock. Hell, it\’s even got Johnny Knoxville getting deputized … again.

  • TheHOYT

    I hate how the comments tell me that I used an invalid code, so I enter my comment again, only to discover that it worked the first time and is now posted twice.

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  • Kyle

    When has “a huge guy with a thick Austrian accent” not seemed out of place in a Schwarzenegger movie? After 30 some years I can suspend my disbelief.

    • Brandon

      I love that they always give him American names as well, even when his character is admittedly not from America.

  • sloan

    Hey Matt, sometimes people move from one country to another. Why because it’s a desert town does it have to be an American sheriff?

  • Mr_Skyfish

    I can’t wait Not To See This!

    • hunjeehi

      cool, you can watch the twilight movie for the 5th time instead…freaking fruitcake.

      • Norris

        Yeah, because if you don’t want to see this sad attempt at a comeback, from a guy who’s turned into a punch line, you obviously like Twilight.

        Of course.

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  • Nate H

    I’m excited. Arnold is back doing what he does best – killing bad guys and blowing stuff up. Nothing wrong with that. I also like the playful reference to Arnold being old in the trailer – it shows he’s not taking himself too seriously.

  • gcm443

    Hell yeah! This and bullet to the head. I feel bad bc I laughed when he was firing that shotgun at then end. He just kinda looked f**ed up lol

  • Alboone

    Looks like a blast! Thank the heavens he’s back. Finally some real action by someone who knows how to sell it.

  • beyond

    I like the inclusion of the 80s synth music, hope they cram it up in the movie.
    Trailer is very showy of the action, but knowing Kim’s other there should be more of the intrigue and character tension right.?

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