History Film / LastActionHero

16th May '18 1:58:31 PM BatmanKalEl
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* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: Lt. Dekker has dozens of them for his anus.

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16th May '18 1:57:00 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ActionDuo

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* AntiHero: Parodied.

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* AxCrazy: The Ripper.

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* BeardOfEvil: Benedict

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* BigBadFriend: John Practice.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Parodied.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Benedict.

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* CouldHaveBeenMessy: Lampshaded.

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* CrapSackWorld: The real world.

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* TheDon: Tony Vivaldi.

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction / IndecisiveParody: While obviously sending up action films of the 1980s and early '90s, this film can't seem to decide what kind of spoof it is. The premise is a self-aware action comedy having fun with the Arnold Schwarzenegger formula (while also having its moments of seriousness and self-reflection), but it often goes into straight up farce that even the worst [[ExploitationFilm exploitation]] [[BMovie B-movie]] wouldn't have (as they wouldn't have the budget to include [[RogerRabbitEffect a cartoon cat]] or [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white Bogart]]). The movie bounces between the two approaches and suffers for it, a flaw most of its detractors point out, ''if they're even aware that it's a parody at all!''

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction / IndecisiveParody: While obviously sending up action films of the 1980s and early '90s, this film can't seem to decide what kind of spoof it is. The premise is a self-aware action comedy having fun with the Arnold Schwarzenegger formula (while also having its moments of seriousness and self-reflection), but it often goes into straight up farce that even the worst [[ExploitationFilm exploitation]] [[BMovie B-movie]] wouldn't have (as they wouldn't have the budget to include [[RogerRabbitEffect a cartoon cat]] or [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white Bogart]]). The movie bounces between the two approaches and suffers for it, a flaw most of its detractors point out, ''if they're even aware that it's a parody at all!''



* ItsPersonal: Invoked in the ''Hamlet'' parody.

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* LampshadeHanging: More lampshades than a Shriner Convention.

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* TheLastTitle: The title.

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* TheMafia

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* RedRightHand: Benedict's glass eye.
* RedShirt / {{Retirony}}: Lampshaded.

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* RooftopConfrontation

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* [[TrappedInTVLand Trapped in Movie Land]]

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Danny realizes almost too late that he's just PluckyComicRelief to Jack, so the bad guy car won't swerve out of the way of the kid [[TooDumbToLive playing chicken with it on a bicycle]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: WrongGenreSavvy:
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Danny realizes almost too late that he's just PluckyComicRelief to Jack, so the bad guy car won't swerve out of the way of the kid [[TooDumbToLive playing chicken with it on a bicycle]].
21st Apr '18 5:45:26 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Benedict:''' Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want {{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler; [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because here, in this world, '''''[[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys can win!]]'''''

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-->'''Benedict:''' Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want {{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler; [[SilenceOfTheLambs [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because here, in this world, '''''[[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys can win!]]'''''
6th Apr '18 10:48:58 PM DocStone
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* EvilIsNotAToy: After catching on quickly about the powers of the ticket (in addition to already having near-superhuman accuracy with a gun) Benedict realizes his skills make him vastly overqualified to be taking orders from his dumb and unappreciative boss, Vivaldi.
6th Apr '18 9:10:51 PM DocStone
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* BigBadEnsemble: Benedict, who's become the Big Bad of Slater IV (and Last Action Hero itself), and Ripper, the apparent Big Bad of Slater III, are both loose in the real world running amok in the final act.
15th Mar '18 7:28:16 AM word_smuggler
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** ''Jack Slater IV'' is presented as "A Franco Columbu film". Columbu is a longtime personal friend and bodybuilding buddy of Arnold's, who also had bit parts in other Arnold movies.
11th Feb '18 10:02:49 PM KJMackley
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* IndecisiveDeconstruction / IndecisiveParody: While obviously sending up action films of the 1980s and early '90s, this film can't seem to decide what kind of spoof it is. The premise is a self-aware action comedy having fun with the Arnold Schwarzenegger formula (while also having its moments of seriousness and self-reflection), but it often goes into straight up farce that even the worst [[ExploitationFilm exploitation]] [[BMovie B-movie]] wouldn't have (as they wouldn't have the budget to include [[TheRogerRabbitEffect a cartoon cat]] or [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white Bogart]]). The movie bounces between the two approaches and suffers for it, a flaw most of its detractors point out, ''if they're even aware that it's a parody at all!''

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction / IndecisiveParody: While obviously sending up action films of the 1980s and early '90s, this film can't seem to decide what kind of spoof it is. The premise is a self-aware action comedy having fun with the Arnold Schwarzenegger formula (while also having its moments of seriousness and self-reflection), but it often goes into straight up farce that even the worst [[ExploitationFilm exploitation]] [[BMovie B-movie]] wouldn't have (as they wouldn't have the budget to include [[TheRogerRabbitEffect [[RogerRabbitEffect a cartoon cat]] or [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white Bogart]]). The movie bounces between the two approaches and suffers for it, a flaw most of its detractors point out, ''if they're even aware that it's a parody at all!''
11th Feb '18 10:02:09 PM KJMackley
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* IndecisiveDeconstruction / IndecisiveParody: While obviously a parody of action films of the 1980s and early '90s, this film can't seem to decide what kind of spoof it is. Is this an AffectionateParody that the audience is supposed to be emotionally invested in by the end -- which is how the marketing campaign framed it -- or a straight-up, over-the-top mockery that shouldn't be taken seriously at all? The movie bounces between the two approaches and suffers for it, a flaw most of its detractors point out if they're even aware that it's a parody at all!

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction / IndecisiveParody: While obviously a parody of sending up action films of the 1980s and early '90s, this film can't seem to decide what kind of spoof it is. Is this an AffectionateParody The premise is a self-aware action comedy having fun with the Arnold Schwarzenegger formula (while also having its moments of seriousness and self-reflection), but it often goes into straight up farce that even the audience is supposed to be emotionally invested in by worst [[ExploitationFilm exploitation]] [[BMovie B-movie]] wouldn't have (as they wouldn't have the end -- which is how the marketing campaign framed it -- budget to include [[TheRogerRabbitEffect a cartoon cat]] or a straight-up, over-the-top mockery that shouldn't be taken seriously at all? [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white Bogart]]). The movie bounces between the two approaches and suffers for it, a flaw most of its detractors point out if out, ''if they're even aware that it's a parody at all!all!''
27th Jan '18 5:19:22 PM nombretomado
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** The ''Jack Slater IV'' premiere apparently desires to showcase as many celebrity cameos as possible, including a few who have connections to Schwarzenegger: Little Richard, ''Entertainment Tonight'' host Leeza Gibbons, James Belushi (who starred with Schwarzenegger in ''Film/RedHeat''), Damon Wayans, Chevy Chase, TimothyDalton (the James Bond actor at that time) and Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme (who worked with John [=McTiernan=] on ''Film/{{Predator}}'' as the original Predator before dropping out), who delivers a BilingualBonus joke.

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** The ''Jack Slater IV'' premiere apparently desires to showcase as many celebrity cameos as possible, including a few who have connections to Schwarzenegger: Little Richard, ''Entertainment Tonight'' host Leeza Gibbons, James Belushi (who starred with Schwarzenegger in ''Film/RedHeat''), Damon Wayans, Chevy Chase, TimothyDalton Creator/TimothyDalton (the James Bond actor at that time) and Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme (who worked with John [=McTiernan=] on ''Film/{{Predator}}'' as the original Predator before dropping out), who delivers a BilingualBonus joke.
19th Jan '18 12:36:40 PM RedCapLF
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'''Jack:''' He'll do it again tomorrow. So what's your point?

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'''Jack:''' He'll do it again tomorrow. So what's your point?point?\\
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