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The Last Stand new trailer shows he's back

TheLastStand.jpgA new trailer filled with new one liners, more characters, more story and more action has arrived for Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the action film leading role in The Last Stand, the film directed by Jee-Woon Kim, written by Andrew Knauer, and co-starring Forest Whitaker, Peter Stormare, Harry Dean Stanton, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzmán, Eduardo Noriega, Genesis Rodriguez and Jaimie Alexander.

That's a good line-up of names, but it's the trailer that sells the film and brings in the feel of an Arnie film coupled well with comedy, references, great lines and action.

The Last Stand sees Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a sheriff of a small town that just happens to be on the way to the Mexican border and also just happens to be the route that a drug cartel boss fleeing from the U.S. authorities is heading to get back to Mexico. Schwarzenegger's sheriff has been asked to stand in his way, challenge accepted.

Here's an official write-up to give you more:

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. Cortez' path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S.

We all know that Schwarzenegger is back but this is his big leading action role, the one to show if he really can come back and pull it off, and you know after watching this second trailer I think he can. There's more to reveal the old action star but there's also plenty to focus on the fact that he is older and not to hide away from it, and that's the route he should be taking.

Here's the trailer for The Last Stand through TrailerAddict:

It's not just the action star return that we should be keeping an eye on it's also the Hollywood debut of the director Jee-Woon Kim who is responsible for I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Filmstalker review), A Bittersweet Life and A Tale of Two Sisters. It's going to be interesting to see how it all turns out. Will we end up hoping this isn't the last stand?



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