Results tagged with 'arnold schwarzenegger'
Published July 12, 2015
Whenever some pop cultural hallmark gets a shiny new Hollywood remake or reboot, the Internet's response is always the same, to the point that you might as well give it its own key on the keyboard: "They're destroying my childhood!" In all cases, it's complete hyperbolic fanboy spazzing - all, except for maybe the case of "Terminator: Genisys" (the silly bonus y nicely echoing my main line of thought while watching the movie).
Published April 15, 2014
"Sabotage" finds Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly pushing his persona in a new direction. It's not simply that the film is unexpectedly more murder mystery than action thriller; "Sabotage" is easily the meanest, most vulgar and most violent movie on Arnold's resume. Credit where credit is due for trying something new, but considering the film's brainlessly scummy ugliness, it qualifies merely as a not-quite-noble failure.
Published Oct. 23, 2013
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have spent the better part of the last decade trying to convince audiences that they're not over the hill quite yet, and in the process have only proven the opposite. "Escape Plan," from director Mikael Hafstrom, would seem to say there's a little bit of life still left in these two lumpy, wrinkled action stars. Well, one of them at least.
Published Jan. 19, 2013
There's plenty of rust on the Austrian muscle machine, but there's also enough giddy action in his comeback to keep his career's obituaries at bay. But barely enough.
Published Jan. 17, 2013
It's hard to argue against the Governator's peculiar brand of on-screen charisma, especially back in his heyday. And when that uniquely compelling presence combined with a decent movie, the results were explosive. Case in point: the following five films, which are the best from the inimitable action artist known simply as Ahnold.
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How can you have a piece of media about escaping prison and not throw in getting a ridiculous full body tattoo on a guy that hides a map of the prison? What is that? Amateur hour?Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is the greatest prison escape artist to ever exist. The man wrote the book on it. Hel...
When I first saw the trailer for this film, I thought it was composed of deleted scenes and/or abandoned script ideas for an Expendables movie. The gist I got from the trailer was that Arnold Schwarzenegger is too old for this stuff but, despite his age, arthritic knees and bad back, he could sti...
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