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With his political career behind him, Arnold Schwarzenegger is free to return to the silver screen. And no matter what your personal political beliefs are, I think we can all agree that killing bad guys and blowing stuff up is what Arnold does best. While he’s appearing alongside just about every other classic action star ever in The Expendables 2, The Last Stand marks his official return to a starring role. Check out the first trailer below.
Being totally honest, it seems a little weird for a guy like Arnold to be playing a small town sheriff, but he’s made a career out of taking on roles like this and making them work. After all, is a sheriff any stranger than a pregnant man, robot from the future (why would they give a robot an Austrian accent?), twin of Danny DeVito or Kindergarten teacher? By the way, all those movies were hits, so it’s best not to bet against him. .
. The Last Stand opens January 18th, 2013. .
Synopsis: Action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s hard-hitting US directorial debut, THE LAST STAND. After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow.