June 19, 1993

The Last Action Hero

Almost ripped my own arms off at this atrocity. Over-produced and over-imagined action-comedy hybrid with pretensions of high-concept. The in-jokes are wayyy too smug. I'm sure the producers hoped that Danny (Austin O'Brien) would be as beloved as Macaulay Culkin, but he was just annoying. Personal turn-off: there's this scene where he eats popcorn with scabby hands? Yuck. Not something I need to see on a giant movie screen.