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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3    15 Aug 2014

PG-13 126 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 155 votes

Years from now people will look back at this slapstick and say, man, what a waste. Technically speaking, it’s the biggest assembly of action stars to ever appear in a movie. Go ahead and look over the others, even the first two movies, they don’t have the fire power on display here. This cast is unprecedented. And given their age and the fact that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, it’ll never happen again. ...

Sabotage (2014)

Sabotage (2014)

Sabotage    28 Mar 2014

R 109 minReleased

5.7
IMDB: 5.7/10 574 votes

I think Sabotage could possibly be a bomb for Arnold Schwarzenegger. First, unless something has changed, it’ll come out one week before CGI toy figurine showcase ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, hefty second week competition. Second, as we reported a while back, it received a negative response at a test screening in April this year, which led to re-shoots. Having read the screenplay/s, this isn’t surprising to me. The first screenplay, by Skip Woods, was very ...

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day    03 Jul 1991

R 137 minReleased

8.5
IMDB: 8.5/10 901 votes

It’s one of those times again when a new format is released and you eagerly await the big guns, having put up with the generic stuff you’re not really into but watch nonetheless to ‘test’ the new generation. Well, Terminator 2: Judgement Day surely is a ‘big gun’. Checking out a film like this on a new format is a big deal and something you plan ahead for, but unfortunately StudioCanal didn’t seem to care as much. ...

Raw Deal (1986)

Raw Deal (1986)

Raw Deal    06 Jun 1986

R 106 minReleased

5.5
IMDB: 5.5/10 240 votes

The plot isn’t exactly riveting. In fact, it doesn’t even make sense. Schwarzenegger is used to infiltrate the mob. Couldn’t the FBI find someone more inconspicuous than a 6’2 booming Austrian bodybuilder? And yet, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Because then it probably wouldn’t have led to a trail of death and destruction (not that Arnie’s profile was the giveaway) and it could’ve been, y’know… boring. I’d rather have a good ...

Killing Gunther (2017)

Killing Gunther (2017)

Killing Gunther    22 Sep 2017

R 92 minReleased

4.7
IMDB: 4.7/10 125 votes

About 15 punishing minutes into this disaster, a man vomits on the floor before a faraway shot shows Arnold Schwarzenegger firing an RPG towards the camera. Except it’s not Arnold Schwarzenegger, it’s a double, with a CGI rocket using Sega Genesis processing power. Vomit, an actor who doesn’t show up and awful CGI, these set the tone for this ‘movie’ and yet they don’t even begin to describe how truly awful it is. Nevermind Killing Gunther, here, ...

Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan    18 Oct 2013

R 115 minReleased

6.7
IMDB: 6.7/10 743 votes

We declared Escape Plan to be the Manliest Movie of 2013. None of this ‘it should’ve came 20 years ago’ bullshit. It came at a time when we needed it most. In the midst of a girlie-man takeover of movies, where everything up there on the screen looks like the celluloid equivalent of a bag of Skittles, comes some respite. The big guns have been brought up, this is a beer and steak movie. A genre favorite – the prison ...

The Expendables 2 (2012)

The Expendables 2 (2012)

The Expendables 2    17 Aug 2012

R 103 minReleased

6.6
IMDB: 6.6/10 411 votes

How quaint it is to look back at the initial theatrical release of The Expendables 2 almost five years ago in the late summer of 2012, after all the PG-13 rumours and behind-the-scenes gossip. Many of us hoped and expected an effortless home run after the rough-around-the-edges original movie. To its credit, this follow-up succeeded about as well as could be reasonably expected, pulling in over $300 million at the global box office (against its reported $100M production budget) and ...