‘The Last Stand’ is worth sitting down for

Arnold Scharzenegger is Sheriff Ray Owens in 'The Last Stand'
Arnold Scharzenegger is Sheriff Ray Owens in ‘The Last Stand’

Some movies should have a sign hung over the doorway that read, in big bold letters, “suspend disbelief before entry”.  The Last Stand is one such movie. While the action is a bit over the top, the comedy is able to generate laughs where desired and the audience gets the fun romp that is expected; the basic story and plot elements are just ridiculous.

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‘The Expendables 2’ is loud, fun, and a real ‘E’ ticket adventure

'The Expendables 2' (from left to right) Jason Stratham, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger
‘The Expendables 2’ (from left to right) Jason Stratham, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

The recipe for The Expendables 2 was pretty simple.  Take just about every famous and successful action-adventure star from the 1980s, stir into a simmering story about 5 tons of misplaced weapons grade plutonium and add lots of shooting and action.  Voila!  The nearly perfect popcorn flick for summer of 2012.

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