I halfway agree with you. Last Action Hero was by no means the disaster many made it out to be; the Razzie voters were as usual grandstanding and taking the easy way out. In fact, I wouldn't rate it any lower than True Lies, Commando, Eraser or some of the other successful Schwarzenegger films. If I remember correctly, the studio's big mistake was releasing it around the same time as some Spielberg flick involving dinosaurs. Oops!
Thanks for the correction, Roaches. Since neither movie was particularly worth seeing again after the initial viewings roughly two-and-a-half decades ago, my memory doubtless is faulty on this.
nnekawells: Sad indeed, but thank goodness for DVD!
Thanks for writing, davidhgi. I of course disagree that SUPERMAN doesn't hold up and was just "good for it's [SIC] time"; just because a movie doesn't have up-to-the-minute CGI doesn't mean it's outlived its usefulness or appeal. And by your logic, if I can't have V FOR VENDETTA, a movie about a costumed hero with no real superpowers, then I also can't have any movies featuring Batman, another costumed hero with no real superpowers. As for 300, that doesn't deserve to be on ANY "Best" list (although FROM HELL is very underrated).
My bad; corrected. Thanks for the catch!
Thanks for writing, everyone. And yes, ReallyMatt?, the original GROWN UPS made my 10 Worst list for its year, so naturally I'm "going to see Grown ups 2 instead." Dumb, indeed.
Thanks for this fine tribute, Charles. I re-watched ENTER THE DRAGON just a few weeks ago and what's always interesting to note is that, story-wise, it just feels as if John Saxon's character should be the one of the trio of heroes to die and Jim Kelly's character should survive alongside Bruce Lee. But the backstory is that this WAS the way it was supposed to play out, but Saxon's agent insisted that HIS client needed to be the one to live -- hence the switch.
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