History Film / LastActionHero

26th Nov '16 10:52:33 AM stigler
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*MostWonderfulSound: Jack's reaction to hearing Mozart, or classical music in general, for the first time.
23rd Nov '16 4:19:55 PM Pinokio
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* ExplosionPropulsion: Slater is propelled into the air while attempting to outrun a TimeBomb.


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* TimeBomb: Played with. Slater realizes a bomb is about to go off when a series of cards show decreasing numbers [[StealthPun counting down]].
8th Nov '16 1:18:15 PM Pinokio
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* TitleDrop: Subverted. The teacher refers to Hamlet as one of the ''first'' action heroes.

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* TitleDrop: Subverted. Averted. The teacher refers to Hamlet as one of the ''first'' first action heroes.
7th Nov '16 5:47:56 PM Pinokio
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* TitleDrop: Subverted. The teacher refers to Hamlet as one of the ''first'' action heroes.
1st Nov '16 1:06:53 PM maxwellsilver
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* AdrenalineMakeover / AnachronismStew: Played for laughs during the ''Arnold as Hamlet'' dream sequence. It starts off with Hamlet killing people with thrown skulls and swords before responding to the line "Stay thy hand, fair prince" with a [[CombatPragmatist "Who says I'm fair?"]] and slaughtering an entire castle full of guards with ''a submachine gun'' before ''[[RefugeInAudacity blowing the castle up]]''.

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* AdrenalineMakeover / AnachronismStew: Played for laughs during the ''Arnold as Hamlet'' dream sequence. It starts off with Hamlet killing people with thrown skulls and swords before responding to the line "Stay thy hand, fair prince" with a [[CombatPragmatist "Who says I'm fair?"]] fair?" and slaughtering an entire castle full of guards with ''a submachine gun'' before ''[[RefugeInAudacity blowing ''blowing the castle up]]''.up''.
22nd Oct '16 1:43:51 PM lorgskyegon
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Danny gives one to ''Death'' as he approaches Slater. Seems like he hasn't gotten over his father dying.
14th Oct '16 6:10:16 AM Bosco13
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* MageInManhattan: Benedict uses the magic ticket to leave his movie and enter the real world. He realizes that outside of movies bad guys can win and plans to take over the world by releasing villains from various horror films. Luckily the heroes stop him.
28th Sep '16 5:07:41 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's redition of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''

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-->-- Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's redition rendition of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''
28th Sep '16 4:57:16 AM JamesAustin
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->''"Ey, Claudius? *[[CigarChomper lights cigar]]* [[YouKilledMyFather You killed my fadda]]. Big mistake."''

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]] (who gets to enter the real world and meet [[CelebrityParadox Arnold Schwarzenegger himself]]!).

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'', 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]] 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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->''"Ey, Claudius? *[[CigarChomper lights cigar]]* [[YouKilledMyFather ''[lights cigar]'' You killed my fadda]].fadda. Big mistake."''

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-->-- Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's redition of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''

''Last Action Hero'' is 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]] (who gets to enter the real world and meet [[CelebrityParadox Arnold Schwarzenegger himself]]!).

It was directed by John [=McTiernan=], Creator/JohnMcTiernan, 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'', 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]] 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 ''Last Action Hero''''' 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.
6th Sep '16 6:32:55 PM nombretomado
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Played with. Danny warns Slater not to trust Practice, [[NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize because he's played by F. Murray Abraham]], [[ActorAllusion who killed]] [[Theatre/{{Amadeus}} Mozart]]. When Slater later repeats the accusation, misremembering it as "you killed Moe Zart," Practice is confused, but concedes it's possible: "I kill a lot of people. I can't remember half of them."

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Played with. Danny warns Slater not to trust Practice, [[NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize because he's played by F. Murray Abraham]], [[ActorAllusion who killed]] [[Theatre/{{Amadeus}} [[Film/{{Amadeus}} Mozart]]. When Slater later repeats the accusation, misremembering it as "you killed Moe Zart," Practice is confused, but concedes it's possible: "I kill a lot of people. I can't remember half of them."



* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: In-universe, Danny pegs John Practice as TheMole based solely on the fact that he's being played by F. Murray Abraham, who played Salieri in ''{{Amadeus}}''. ''He's right!''

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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: In-universe, Danny pegs John Practice as TheMole based solely on the fact that he's being played by F. Murray Abraham, who played Salieri in ''{{Amadeus}}''.''Film/{{Amadeus}}''. ''He's right!''
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