When I finally did watch it, it was in parts. Fragments on the movie in passing and aside from a few scenes it couldn't hope to keep my interest.
That brings us to my most recent sitdown with Last Action Hero courtesy of Mill Creek. The disc itself is fine overall though there are moments of digital correction that seem to show smearing. Some of the darker scenes simply look grainy which I suppose is to be expected, but I happen to notice it more on this particular disc than on movies that are twice its age and half its budget. Note: 2.40:1 AR. 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. The casual fan will be very happy and the quality picky viewer may find fault with the disc. There are no extras which is a let down for a movie that is considered to be so popular though that doesn't see to be a change from the older Blu-ray release of this movie. The cover preserves the original poster and cover art for this release which is much preferable to the previous Blu-ray incarnation.
Now back to the movie... I sat through the whole thing. Laughed at some jokes that have become more common place over the years and for the most part I enjoyed the movie. I think that I've allowed myself to become more comfortable with pure action movies in recent years or rather reconnected with these movies. For too long I forced myself into a niche that prevented me from enjoying anything outside of the good, entertaining horror or even worse, art pictures with foreign film chasers. It's easy to pigeon hole yourself. The effects are pure 80's/early 90's and Arnold is Arnold. Hell, even the head of the Lanaster clan is in this one with a removable eyeball.
At the end of the day, this move was made in the midst of a period where Arnold focused more on comedy and action comedies or comedies that spoofed action films. It's not the best in those particular genres but it is effective and gives you that jolt of big muscle/big gun movies from the period. The soundtrack is golden with Megadeth and AC/DC songs that were peppered throughout my teen years.
You can order Last Action Hero starting July 22nd from Amazon.