Mill Creek Entertainment re-releasing this great action comedy allows those who have not seen The Last Action Hero to discover it. Fans of The Last Action Hero can appreciate it once again. This action comedy is on my underrated list and this Blu-Ray confirms it is a must for fans of the genre and Arnold Schwarzenegger fans.
Young Danny is a great fan of the Jack Slater action movie franchise. There is a fourth Jack Slater movie coming out and Danny is invited by an old projectionist working in a neighborhood rundown theater to see the new Jack Slater movie before anyone else (as if a run-down theater would get a print) The projectionist makes a ceremony of the showing, including giving Danny a golden ticket he says he got from Houdini.
This sends Danny into the fourth Jack Slater (Schwarzenegger) and he becomes part of the movie Director John McTiernan and the writers have a lot of fun playing with the tropes of the genre after Danny points out Hollywood rules apply to Jack Slater IV. The Last Action Hero gets even more fun when Slater discovers he is a fictional character and he and the bad guys cross the fourth wall into the real world. Charles Dance is great as the villain and gets better when he discovers you can shoot people without consequence in the real world.
This is where things get even more fun and part of what makes The Last Action Hero a must have and must keep action comedy. The scene where Ahnold and Arnold fight each other is a lot of fun.
The Last Action Hero Blu-ray re-release from Mill Creek Entertainment comies in a retro VHS look cardboard sleeve. Unfortunately, there are no special features and I found the Blu-ray a bit grainy.