History YMMV / LastActionHero

31st Jan '17 3:19:30 AM OlfinBedwere
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Although the film itself is a pretty interesting {{Deconstruction}} of action films, the developers of the tie-in game decided to play everything very straight.

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Although the film itself is a pretty interesting {{Deconstruction}} of action films, the developers of the tie-in game decided to play everything very straight.straight. Admittedly, they weren't helped by ExecutiveMeddling that prevented them from depicting Slater battling the enemies in any way other than via hand-to-hand combat -- instead of the absurdly over-the-top array of weapons originally intended -- forcing them to completely redesign the game into a more standard BeatEmUp at the last minute.
1st Nov '16 1:26:03 PM maxwellsilver
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** Slater punches a car window in the real world, then complains how much it hurts. In ''Film/TrueLies'', Arnold accidentally punched a real car window instead of one made of break-away glass, and didn't notice.



--->'''Benedict:''' [[BlasphemousBoast If God were a villain]], [[AGodAmI he'd be me]]!

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--->'''Benedict:''' [[BlasphemousBoast If God were a villain]], [[AGodAmI villain, he'd be me]]!me!



* RetroactiveRecognition: At the time ''Last Action Hero'' was made, Charles Dance (Mr. Benedict) was most well known for serious drama films, and he had an extremely limited presence in genre films. (in fact the novelization of the film, based on an earlier script, seems to indicate they were planning to cast William Atherton from ''Die Hard'' and ''Ghostbusters'' instead). Nowadays, after the runaway success of ''Game of Thrones'' and Dance's memorable role as Tywin Lannister, he's a lot more recognizable to a mainstream audience viewing this film.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: At the time ''Last Action Hero'' was made, Charles Dance (Mr. Benedict) was most well known for serious drama films, and he had an extremely limited presence in genre films. films (in fact the novelization of the film, based on an earlier script, seems to indicate they were planning to cast William Atherton from ''Die Hard'' and ''Ghostbusters'' instead). Nowadays, after the runaway success of ''Game of Thrones'' and Dance's memorable role as Tywin Lannister, he's a lot more recognizable to a mainstream audience viewing this film.



* SpiritualAdaptation: This is the nearest we'll ever get to a live action [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons McBain]] [[ShowWithinAShow movie]].

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* SpiritualAdaptation: This is the nearest we'll ever get to a live action [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons McBain]] [[ShowWithinAShow movie]].movie.



*** This is perhaps only equatable to say, the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]], where Bond's wife dies shot in the head at the end of ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', and this is given only the occasional nod in the subsequent entries but never even directly ''acknowledged'' in said film's immediate follow-up. Slater is, after all, stuck with the whim of the writers, and in the 'real world' there could have been a change of writers or a writer's strike and so on, or it could have been like ''Film/BatmanForever'', which was made distinctly lighter due to the slightly poor response to the tone of [[Film/BatmanReturns its predecessor]], which made money but was very, very dark.

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*** This is perhaps only equatable to say, the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]], where Bond's wife dies shot in the head at the end of ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', and this is given only the occasional nod in the subsequent entries but never even directly ''acknowledged'' in said film's [[Film/DiamondsAreForever immediate follow-up.follow-up]]. Slater is, after all, stuck with the whim of the writers, and in the 'real world' there could have been a change of writers or a writer's strike and so on, or it could have been like ''Film/BatmanForever'', which was made distinctly lighter due to the slightly poor response to the tone of [[Film/BatmanReturns its predecessor]], which made money but was very, very dark.
31st Aug '16 5:42:56 PM lalalei2001
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* NightmareFuel: Benedict's glass eyes and him changing them on screen; any little kid who went to see the film was probably terrified for years afterwards.
** Benedict's plan to recruit all those movie villains from his speech. Just imagine if he'd gotten ahold of them...
5th Jul '16 8:03:47 PM Angeldeb82
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: When transported into the movie world, Danny's casual glee could be a coping mechanism to keep him from freaking out and his knowledge as a movie buff helps keep him alive.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: When transported into the movie world, Danny's casual glee could be a coping mechanism to keep him from freaking out and his knowledge as a movie buff helps keep him alive.



* SpiritualLicensee: This is the nearest we'll ever get to a live action [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons McBain]] [[ShowWithinAShow movie]].

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* SpiritualLicensee: SpiritualAdaptation: This is the nearest we'll ever get to a live action [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons McBain]] [[ShowWithinAShow movie]].
17th Jun '16 7:05:37 PM eaterofworlds
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: When transported into the movie world, Danny's casual glee could be a coping mechanism to keep him from freaking out and his knowledge as a movie buff helps keep him alive.
10th Jun '16 10:40:01 AM crazyrabbits
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** FridgeBrilliance: Both Arnold/Jack and Mozart are Austrian.
6th Jun '16 10:53:39 PM worldbreaker
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** That and his character Jack Slater's backstory involving being divorced by his ex-wife.
21st Apr '16 11:16:18 AM firejewel
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** Benedict's plan to recruit all those villains movie villain's from his speech. Just imagine if he'd gotten ahold of them...

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** Benedict's plan to recruit all those movie villains movie villain's from his speech. Just imagine if he'd gotten ahold of them...
21st Apr '16 11:14:28 AM firejewel
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** Benedict's plan to recruit all those villains movie villain's from his speech. Just imagine if he'd gotten ahold of them...
24th Dec '15 12:09:54 PM Angeldeb82
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** The movie's entire soundtrack qualifies, but standout examples would be [[Music/AliceInChains What the Hell Have I, A Little Bitter]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} Big Gun]], and [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Poison in my Eyes.]] The soundtrack to this film has actually become something of a collector's item for fans of hard rock and heavy metal.

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** The movie's entire soundtrack qualifies, but standout examples would be [[Music/AliceInChains What the Hell Have I, A Little Bitter]], [[Music/{{ACDC}} Big Gun]], and [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Poison in my Eyes.]] Eyes]]. The soundtrack to this film has actually become something of a collector's item for fans of hard rock and heavy metal.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: Benedict was originally intended to be Creator/AlanRickman - a line in the shooting script has Danny warn Jack that he almost beat both [[Film/DieHard Bruce Willis]] and [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Kevin Costner]].
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