Last Action Hero ★★★

All I knew about this film was the poster, which was hanging prominently in my hometown's local video store (RIP). Watching it now, for the first time: yes, it's wildly uneven, with several cringe-y moments, and multiple aspects that wouldn't fly if the film was made today. BUT! I also thought it was extremely entertaining, and worked great as a winking, self-aware send-up of 80s/90s action films, while still being entertaining for its own world-building.

(That meta-ness might actually hit even harder now, 25+ years removed from the exact films this is sending up, but still SO RELEVANT to modern action blockbusters).

A couple stunning Kamen cues towards the finale.