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  • Last Action Hero Is an Underappreciated Time Capsule of Meta-Movie-Magic

    Last Action Hero Is an Underappreciated Time Capsule of Meta-Movie-Magic

    “Last Action Hero is a joyless, soulless machine of a movie. An $US80 (A$108) million-plus mishmash of fantasy, industry in-jokes, self-referential parody, film-buff gags, and too-big action set-pieces.” That’s what the Hollywood trade Variety wrote in late 1992 just before the Arnold Schwarzenegger-led, John McTiernan-directed, self-referential action film was released. Looking back, it’s definitely one…