Forget JURASSIC PARK. If you're fascinated by life-forms destined for extinction, look no further than Arnold Schwarzenegger, as presented in LAST ACTION HERO.
HERO claims to be a gentle, playful parody of the action/adventure genre, but comes off as a mercenary attempt to cash in on summer moviegoing habits. Action films pull in large audiences, mostly comprised of young men; non-violent films clean up in the family market. How to combine the two? Make
an action movie in which the violence has no edge, since it takes place in a fictional world, and team your macho star with a young, fatherless child (Austin O'Brien) and a struggling single mom (Mercedes Ruehl...