Austria sensation Arnold Schwartzanegger plays a grumpy small-town of Arizona sheriff named Ray. All's well, I suppose. It's just another piece of land where not much happens. Then the FBI have to transfer a prisoner named Gabriel Cortez to a different prison, led by Forrest Whitaker, who also plays the main FBI agent in the third Taken movie. I guess he's good at playing the leader yet the person you root against a little bit. And you guessed it, the transfer goes wrong. Meanwhile, Ray gets a call in the middle of the night saying this particular elder didn't come for a delivery for the first time in years, and when some sheriffs have to awaken as well to investigate, surprise! Hell is happening so fast and sudden that it can't be a coincidence. Gabriel Cortez, basically, is the leader of a big group of Mexican criminals and is driving a monster two-door car that is like a mini Batmobile with a hostage and with reinforcements, so messing with him is like suicide, but that's what Ray and his group have to do before he can reach Mexico.
Now, even though for the first fifteen minutes, we get a good rundown of the town, I don't think enough detail was put into Schwartzanegger's character to make him that propagandic, if that's a word. I guess this is the sort of movie that expects us to forgive it for all the action distracting us, and for the most part, it really works. You probably already know by now that I don't like cops very much, but in the long run, I'd call them for help. Basically, I'm a person that marvels at cops being shot and their bodies littered, mostly because in today's society, they're so good at what they do and can be a little corrupt. Not the main cops in this movie, though. As I was watching this, I'll let you in on something; I was thinking a lot about Olympus has Fallen. I felt it was a near-perfect film; enough detail was put into Gerard Butler's character before the gripping action, the faces of panic from the law were priceless, and the antagonist had a very menacing feel. The Last Stand had all of that too, just the first and last thing were put a bit down here. I felt that Gabriel Cortez had enough detail put into his life to make him seem like a CHERUB villain, but not so much that it got ridiculous. I was kind of cheering for him at the end a bit, something Olympus as Fallen thankfully didn't have, but it was mostly forgivable. And the throw-out-of car thing near the end, what was that all about?
In the end, The Last Stand was not quite as good as Olympus has Fallen, but it was just as entertaining, and had a decent amount of drama, showing that characters aren't always bulletproof, and both characters felt very vulnerable in the boss battle. You'll have a good time with all the violence and gravity-loaded guns.