Watch: Trailer for 'The Last Stand' Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand
Photo: Lionsgate

What, you thought The Expendables 2 was the only film Arnold Scwarzenegger was working on? Come on, action films are a dime a dozen and Schwarzenegger has chipped in his thirty cents. Along with The Expendables 2 and The Tomb (also starring Sylvester Stallone), Schwarzenegger will star in The Last Stand hitting theaters on January 18.

Now, yes, January is typically a dumping ground for studio garbage while Oscar contenders expand nationwide, but there is one thing to consider with this one, it is the English-language directorial debut from Jee-Woon Kim, director of I Saw the Devil and The Good, the Bad, the Weird. That, to me, makes it at least an interesting consideration.

The story centers on Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) sheriff in the border town of Sommerton Junction who finds his sleepy day-to-day grind disrupted by Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), a wanted drug kingpin who just escaped from an FBI prisoner convoy. With the help of a band of lawless mercenaries led by Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border with a hostage in tow. Guess what, Arnold is gonna stop him. The film co-stars Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Zach Gilford, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville and Genesis Rodriguez.

Check out the trailer below and I've also included the just released poster for the film below that.

The Last Stand movie poster
Photo: Lionsgate

    This looks so incredibly stupid, but Knoxville is in it, so I it owe this film my attention.

  • Good Grief

    Good lord that looks...cheesy? While "I Saw the Devil" wasn't perfect, it was one of my favourite films of 2011 (2010?). This just looks like a straight-to-DVD action flick with some good cinematography.
    I mean, come on, they show a stunt in the trailer that's EXACTLY the same as the opening stunt from "Fast Five."
    While I'm a man who likes his Schwarzenegger silliness, I'm not entirely convinced by this one yet. Will it be a good action film? Probably. But I can't help but feel my expectations might be a little let down.

  • Stephen

    Looks fun but slight. Typical Arnold action movie, for better or worse. I'll still check it out.

  • Fan

    I know Arnold is a big fan of Clint Eastwood and I can see alot of Dirty Harry in that poster.

  • Yaz

    Hail the king baby.

  • Randy

    January dump month !

  • Arthur Carlson

    I'm just happy they are keeping with tradition and given a man with an obvious Austrian accent a non Austrian name like Ray Owens. Now, that's a Schwarzenegger flick.

  • The Jackal

    A drug kingpin is rushing towards the border? I guess no one realizes that the U.S. and the Mexican government work together in the drug war. Oh well, perhaps the movie will be good regardless. It definitely sounds very politically incorrect: The Terminator shoots a bunch of Mexicans.

    Thems the facts

  • John

    It looks pretty ridiculous, but it's also a movie that's not taking itself too seriously which I kind of like. I'll probably see it at least when it gets on Netflix and maybe even in the theater. Sometimes I like watching a movie with some mindless action for kicks.

  • Satish Naidu

    This looks really good. Could it, well, stand up to Rio Bravo?

  • Lewis

    stupid is as stupid does.

  • Mark

    glad to see Arnold back! Love most of his movies. Even some of his comedies. Looks like hes got to do some lifting and HGH to catch up to Sly tho.

  • Christoph Elena

    ....This is WALKING TALL 2, isn't it?