Now that all of California’s budgetary woes have been permanently fixed and the state no longer suffers from any problems whatsoever, there’s really not much left for Arnold Schwarzenegger to accomplish in the field of politics. Hence we have The Last Stand, Schwarzenegger’s first starring role since 2003, in which he plays a 65-year-old Austrian sheriff of a Texas border town who battles drug runners.
Why a Texas border town would hire a 65-year-old Austrian as sheriff remains unclear. But whatever. The movie actually looks like it might be half-decent. This is mostly due to the fact that it’s directed by the brilliant South Korean filmmaker Kim Ji-woon (The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, I Saw the Devil) whose presence behind the camera is felt in every frame of the new trailer.
The Last Stand hits theatres January 18, 2013.