History Film / LastActionHero

30th Nov '17 1:57:25 PM AnotherGamer
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* CosmicPlaything: When Slater finally has a chance to confront Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger in the RealWorld, he gives the actor an angry rant about turning him (Slater) into one of these for the amusement of others without giving any consideration to how ''Slater'' might feel about having to go through so many ridiculous (and sometimes tragic) ActionMovie situations.

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* CosmicPlaything: When Slater finally has a chance to confront Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger in the RealWorld, real world, he gives the actor an angry rant about turning him (Slater) into one of these for the amusement of others without giving any consideration to how ''Slater'' might feel about having to go through so many ridiculous (and sometimes tragic) ActionMovie action movie situations.



* FridgeLogic[[invoked]]: A rare in-universe InvokedTrope. Death calmly comments that Danny is an idiot because ''he hadn't bothered to look for the other half of the magic ticket''. Danny gives himself a mental FacePalm.

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* FridgeLogic[[invoked]]: A rare in-universe InvokedTrope. Death calmly comments that Danny is an idiot because ''he hadn't bothered to look for the other half of the magic ticket''.ticket'', which is still safely contained inside the locked ticket box in the theatre lobby. Danny gives himself a mental FacePalm.
21st Nov '17 7:05:30 PM nombretomado
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This was Schwarzenegger's first film after ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Made to [[LighterAndSofter appeal to a bigger family audience]] than most of his films had been up to that point, the wave of hype promised that it would be, as the trailers put it, "The big ticket for '93!" But it was released the weekend after ''Film/JurassicPark'', which turned out to be a far bigger hit than ColumbiaPictures expected, opened. Thus ''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. But it's become something of a CultClassic for its freewheeling send-ups of action movie tropes.

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This was Schwarzenegger's first film after ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Made to [[LighterAndSofter appeal to a bigger family audience]] than most of his films had been up to that point, the wave of hype promised that it would be, as the trailers put it, "The big ticket for '93!" But it was released the weekend after ''Film/JurassicPark'', which turned out to be a far bigger hit than ColumbiaPictures Creator/ColumbiaPictures expected, opened. Thus ''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. But it's become something of a CultClassic for its freewheeling send-ups of action movie tropes.
14th Nov '17 9:50:00 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Also when Danny and Slater [[spoiler: enter the real world, Slater's acts of GenreBlindness are initially played off for laughs. The duo chase Benedict through New York in stolen cars, ending up in a back-alley where they are challenged to a game of chicken. The scene is tense, Danny warns Slater he could die, but Slater drops off Danny and speeds off. However neither vehicle manages to build much speed (unlike in the movie world). Compared to all the things Slater has survived up to this point, as well as what most action heroes survive, most viewers wont be expecting much of a crash, even if it is the real world. Cue the actual crash at around 40 k/Ph which causes the cars rears to lift off the ground. It does not help that Slater's taillights go out and one of the car horns goes off.]]

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** Also when Danny and Slater [[spoiler: enter the real world, Slater's acts of GenreBlindness are initially played off for laughs. The duo chase Benedict through New York in stolen cars, ending up in a back-alley where they are challenged to a game of chicken. The scene is tense, Danny warns Slater he could die, but Slater drops off Danny and speeds off. However neither vehicle manages to build much speed (unlike in the movie world). Compared to all the things Slater has survived up to this point, as well as what most action heroes survive, most viewers wont won't be expecting much of a crash, even if it is the real world. Cue the actual crash at around 40 k/Ph kPh which causes the cars rears to lift off the ground. It does not help that Slater's taillights go out and one of the car horns goes off.]]



--->'''Jack:''': Danny said not to trust you. He said you killed Moe Zart.\\

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--->'''Jack:''': -->'''Jack:''': Danny said not to trust you. He said you killed Moe Zart.\\



* OhCrap: Slater has a moment of this when clinging onto a piece of metal from the [[ElevatorFailure broken elevator]] which eventually gives in and let's him [[SlowMorionFall fall in slow motion]].

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* OhCrap: Slater has a moment of this when clinging onto a piece of metal from the [[ElevatorFailure broken elevator]] which eventually gives in and let's him [[SlowMorionFall [[SlowMotionFall fall in slow motion]].
14th Nov '17 9:40:22 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: {{Invoked|Trope}} when Danny growls at Benedict when he has Whitney in his clutches, "If you harm one hair on her---" Benedict interrupts, "Stop!", deliberately plucks a hair out of her head, then snaps it in front of Danny, daring him to finish his threat.

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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: {{Invoked|Trope}} when Danny growls at Benedict when he has Whitney in his clutches, "If you harm one hair on her---" her--" Benedict interrupts, "Stop!", deliberately plucks a hair out of her head, then snaps it in front of Danny, daring him to finish his threat.
4th Oct '17 4:06:02 PM Linda58
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* MostWonderfulSound: InmUniverse, Jack's reaction to hearing Mozart, or classical music in general, for the first time.

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* MostWonderfulSound: InmUniverse, In-Universe, Jack's reaction to hearing Mozart, or classical music in general, for the first time.
1st Sep '17 1:43:52 AM StClair
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* LimitedWardrobe: While not pointed out in dialogue, the brief look in Slater's closet during the once-a-movie "shoot the assassin hiding in the closet" sequence has a line of identical outfits ([[WallOfWeapons complete with an entire shelf of]] [[HandCannon Desert Eagle pistols]].

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* LimitedWardrobe: While not pointed out in dialogue, the brief look in Slater's closet during the once-a-movie "shoot the assassin hiding in the closet" sequence has a line of identical outfits ([[WallOfWeapons complete with an entire shelf of]] [[HandCannon Desert Eagle pistols]].pistols]]).
1st Sep '17 1:42:10 AM StClair
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* HighVoltageDeath: Slater dispatches the Ripper using electricity; While on a rainy rooftop The Ripper throws an axe at him, Jack takes the axe and uses it to chop open a nearby powerbox. He climbs onto the side of the building and pushes the cut power lines into the puddles Ripper is standing in, electrocuting Ripper to death.

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* HighVoltageDeath: How Slater dispatches the Ripper using electricity; Ripper. While on a rainy rooftop The together, the Ripper throws an axe at him, him; Jack takes the axe and uses it to chop open a nearby powerbox. He powerbox, then climbs onto the side of the building and pushes the cut power lines into the puddles the Ripper is standing in, electrocuting Ripper to death.in.



** InstantEmergencyResponse: Lampshaded in that same scene. Benedict is shocked to discover that you can steal a car in the real world without police sirens instantly sounding. To test this new situation, he walks up to a man and shoots him repeatedly, then waits for the sirens. When that doesn't work, he yells that he's just shot and killed a man, to which the only response is someone off-screen yelling at him to quit making a racket.

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** InstantEmergencyResponse: Lampshaded in that same scene. Benedict is shocked to discover that you can steal a car in the real world without police sirens instantly sounding. To test this new situation, he walks up to a man and shoots him repeatedly, then waits for the sirens. When that doesn't work, he yells that he's just shot and killed a man, to which the only response is someone off-screen yelling at him to quit making a racket. Cue the AsideGlance and EvilGrin.



* MostWonderfulSound: ImUniverse, Jack's reaction to hearing Mozart, or classical music in general, for the first time.

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* MostWonderfulSound: ImUniverse, InmUniverse, Jack's reaction to hearing Mozart, or classical music in general, for the first time.
1st Sep '17 1:29:36 AM StClair
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--->'''Benedict''': If God were a villain...he'd be me.

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--->'''Benedict''': -->'''Benedict''': If God were a villain...he'd be me.



--->'''Hamlet''': To be, or not to be...not to be. *lights cigar as an explosion goes off behind him*

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--->'''Hamlet''': -->'''Hamlet''': To be, or not to be...not to be. *lights cigar as an explosion goes off behind him*
31st Jul '17 6:45:16 AM speedyboris
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* MusicalGag: After Danny says, "They always look dead. In "Die Hard" a guy is hung and at the end of the movie, he comes back.", the soundtrack plays a few notes from the ''Die Hard'' score. Both films were composed by Creator/MichaelKamen.

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* MusicalGag: After Danny says, "They always look dead. In "Die Hard" ''Film/DieHard'', a guy is hung and at the end of the movie, he comes back.", the soundtrack plays a few notes from the ''Die Hard'' score. Both films were composed by Creator/MichaelKamen.
31st Jul '17 6:44:46 AM speedyboris
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* MusicalGag: After Danny says, "They always look dead. In "Die Hard" a guy is hung and at the end of the movie, he comes back.", the soundtrack plays a few notes from the ''Die Hard'' score. Both films were composed by Creator/MichaelKamen.
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