Schwarzenegger - Last Action Hero
Unfortunately, this 1/6 OOAK figure was lost in the post on it's way to New York.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays himself playing the character Jack Slater, hero of a fictional series of action films. When his biggest fan (Austin O'Brien, where is he now?) enters the latest sequel via a magic ticket, Slater is forced to reexamine his existence while delivering possibly the cheesiest one-liner puns in the history of cinema. Then, when the villain obtains the magic ticket, Slater must follow him into the real world where heroism is not so easy or glamorous. 

The film, or rather the film within a film plays to stock characters and intertextual references. From the use of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's golden ticket to the Twilight Zone's travels to another dimension; from ET's infamous flying bike sequence to Schwarzenegger's "I'll be back" calling card, Last Action Hero can be understood as a complex cultural intertext.

The film, and likewise, the film within a film is structured around the premise that the fictional character Jack Slater lives in another dimension, a dimension somewhere above and beyond the space of Arnold Schwarzenegger's star persona. Moreover, Last Action Hero fixes the Schwarzenegger star persona by way of the quasi-real action figures within the actor's filmography. With this in mind then, this review will pay particular attention to the Arnold Schwarzenegger star persona as it is played out within the text.

This is probably the most critically panned and most controversial movie among Schwarzenegger enthusiasts, due to its aim at a youth audience and a fantasy aspect that goes far beyond any of Schwarzenegger's previous films. While it is not always consistent, the first 90 minutes is brilliant parody, and frankly some of Arnold's most exciting action scenes. 

The wild car chase and rooftop funeral contain imaginative stuntwork, although the broad humor ruined it for some. The "real world" segments are a bit too heavy for such a fantasy film, and by the end the film breaks its own rules (a definite no-no for any fantasy), but Schwarzenegger is at his self-deprecating best and the in-jokes are priceless. Give the film credit for trying to do something new.

Definately worth a rental!