History Film / LastActionHero

30th Jan '16 7:42:06 AM nombretomado
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** Played straight when Danny finds a poster for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' with SylvesterStallone as the T-800, ostensibly to prevent people from asking why Slater looks like the humanoid robot.
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** Played straight when Danny finds a poster for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' with SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone as the T-800, ostensibly to prevent people from asking why Slater looks like the humanoid robot.

* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: Mixed with CelebrityParadox. Because Slater is played by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, the main character of ''TheTerminator'' franchise is played by SylvesterStallone. Apparently Robert Patrick is still the T-1000 in ''Judgment Day'' since he has a cameo.
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* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: Mixed with CelebrityParadox. Because Slater is played by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, the main character of ''TheTerminator'' franchise is played by SylvesterStallone.Creator/SylvesterStallone. Apparently Robert Patrick is still the T-1000 in ''Judgment Day'' since he has a cameo.
25th Jan '16 7:15:09 AM Damar
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** Disturbingly, Slater's movie world comes over like that in comparison to Danny's real world, to the point Benedict is initially shocked at the sight of underage women prostituting themselves and people being murdered for their shoes.
11th Jan '16 6:26:25 PM AtticusOmundson
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It was directed by John [=McTiernan=], previously known for such films as ''Film/DieHard'' (1988), ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990) and ''Film/MedicineMan'' (1992) and written by Creator/ShaneBlack, most notable for penning ''Film/LethalWeapon''. This was Schwarzenegger's first film after ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Made to [[LighterAndSofter appeal to a bigger family audience]] (it was PG-13) than most of his films, the wave of hype promised that it would be, as the trailers put it, "The big ticket for '93!" It was released in ''very'' close proximity to ''Film/JurassicPark'', which was a bigger hit than ColumbiaPictures expected. '''''Last Action Hero''''' failed to live up to the hype at the box office, and while it was eventually profitable the film was widely regarded as a bomb.
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It was directed by John [=McTiernan=], previously known for such films as ''Film/DieHard'' (1988), ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990) and ''Film/MedicineMan'' (1992) and written by Creator/ShaneBlack, most notable for penning ''Film/LethalWeapon''.''Film/LethalWeapon'', and would later go on to write and direct ''Film/KissKissBangBang''. This was Schwarzenegger's first film after ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Made to [[LighterAndSofter appeal to a bigger family audience]] (it was PG-13) than most of his films, the wave of hype promised that it would be, as the trailers put it, "The big ticket for '93!" It was released in ''very'' close proximity to ''Film/JurassicPark'', which was a bigger hit than ColumbiaPictures expected. '''''Last Action Hero''''' failed to live up to the hype at the box office, and while it was eventually profitable the film was widely regarded as a bomb.
5th Jan '16 12:04:02 PM AnotherGuy
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** StealthPun: There's a ton of metal versions of Mozart in the soundtrack.
17th Dec '15 6:55:51 AM Faar
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** Also, when Jack and Danny are driving to the funeral they are conversing in his car. In the background you see cars crashing the entire time, most likely because of Jack's driving.
14th Dec '15 9:48:34 AM SnowHesher
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* MetalHead: Slater's music of choice is heavy metal. Late in the film, Danny actually reacts with dismay when he witnesses Slater enjoying classical music (which does not exist in Slater's world).
8th Dec '15 10:53:12 AM erforce
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** The two beat cops at the beginning are very reminiscent of Riggs & Murtaugh from ''LethalWeapon'', complete with saxophone riff and "three days 'till retirement".
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** The two beat cops at the beginning are very reminiscent of Riggs & Murtaugh from ''LethalWeapon'', ''Film/LethalWeapon'', complete with saxophone riff and "three days 'till retirement".
6th Dec '15 5:53:51 PM nombretomado
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* TheGrimReaper: Plucked by the magic ticket from ''TheSeventhSeal''. And played by Sir Ian [=McKellen=], no less! Instead of being another fictional character, he's indicated to be the ''real'' Grim Reaper. He even knows when Danny will die.
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* TheGrimReaper: Plucked by the magic ticket from ''TheSeventhSeal''.''Film/TheSeventhSeal''. And played by Sir Ian [=McKellen=], no less! Instead of being another fictional character, he's indicated to be the ''real'' Grim Reaper. He even knows when Danny will die.
22nd Nov '15 7:53:44 AM dmcreif
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* CelebrityParadox: Played straight at first, when Danny finds a poster for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' that reveals that SylvesterStallone is the Terminator in the ''Jack Slater'' universe, ostensibly to prevent people from asking why Slater looks like the humanoid robot. Later averted when Jack Slater runs into Arnold Schwarzenegger after RealityEnsues.
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* CelebrityParadox: Played CelebrityParadox: **Played straight at first, when Danny finds a poster for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' that reveals that with SylvesterStallone is as the Terminator in the ''Jack Slater'' universe, T-800, ostensibly to prevent people from asking why Slater looks like the humanoid robot. Later averted robot. **Danny's teacher does a presentation on Lawrence Olivier's version of Hamlet, without acknowledging the fact that she's played by Olivier's real-life wife. **Averted when Jack Slater runs into Arnold Schwarzenegger after RealityEnsues.
7th Oct '15 11:50:44 AM TinOz
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One of the few movies whose genre is accurately described as "Other". A 1993-era GenreSavvy young action movie fan is sucked into the latest film of his favourite hero and proceeds to {{lampshade|Hanging}} all manner of tropes. Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays an [[ActionHero action movie hero]] played by Arnold Schwarzenegger (who gets to enter the real world and meet [[CelebrityParadox Arnold Schwarzenegger himself]]!).
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One of the few movies whose genre is accurately described as "Other". A 1993-era GenreSavvy young action movie fan is sucked into the latest film of his favourite hero and proceeds to {{lampshade|Hanging}} all manner of tropes. Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays an [[ActionHero action movie hero]] played by [[MindScrew Arnold Schwarzenegger Schwarzenegger]] (who gets to enter the real world and meet [[CelebrityParadox Arnold Schwarzenegger himself]]!).
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