A film I knew I’d enjoy, but took away too long to get around to watching
On the surface it’s not such a bad film. I enjoyed the casting choices for The Lone Ranger and Tonto well enough (no comparison to Moore and Silverheels of course), and Christopher Lloyd as Cavindish was Bond villain esque but interesting. I also found the story they told to be decently captivating with great visuals and good action. The ambush in Byant’s Gap was done really well in fact. There was just something… off about the whole experience. It certainly…
I don't have the time or the energy right now to write my complete thoughts on how much I enjoyed this movie. I'll save that for my review of my second viewing. Suffice it to say that I was totally blown away. The Star Wars mythology was expanded in incredible ways, and Rogue One showed just how versatile the Star Wars franchise is. I saw things in this movie I thought I would NEVER see. This superfan is totally satisfied.
By the way: I got to see the premiere of a Star Wars movie on my birthday. I couldn't have received a better present than this!
My favorite Schwarzenegger movie by far. In today's era of pop culture nostalgia, Last Action Hero's look into the action movie genre seems to be ahead of its time. John McTiernan created a film that deconstructs the genre, pointing out just how crazy and silly action movies (and sequels in particular) can get. Simultaneously, it also explains what movies in general mean to so many people around the world. Played against the backdrop of magic creating a doorway between movies and reality, and the consequences of those two worlds meeting, you have a very interesting and enjoyable movie with a lot of heart.