Yesterday we premiered the trailer for a little film called The Last Stand which you can check out here. It’s due to be with us in January and looks distinctly average. So what’s the point in mentioning it to you good, good people? Well, it’s star is a certain Arnold Schwarzenegger and it is his first leading role since Terminator 3:Ris of the Machines a decade ago.
Now of course, Arnie isn’t a young man anymore and at the age of 65 will struggle to jump, leap and kill like he used to. But let’s not think about that, let’s rejoice with the news that he is back amongst us again!
And to remind us why we’re so excited here are the 5 greatest movie moments from his long and illustrious career.
“I’ll be back” – Three little words that launched his career. Would he have been so huge without them? Probably as The Terminator was an absolutely blindingly great piece of cinema. But it was his nonchalant delivery accompanied by him destroying and killing every police officer he came across that made this utterance so popular.
Predator fight preparation – How do you prepare to fight an invisible alien? Lather yourself in mud silly and then go searching for the damn thing. Most of us would look stupid doing this. Arnie, somehow makes it work.
“Hasta la visa, baby!” - Here he is again just dropping four words that would instantly become pop culture landmarks. Having done battle with the demonic T-1000 for close to two hours and come off worse for wear in almost every scenario, Arnie’s T-800 finally shows his killing nous by shooting the frozen Terminator and destroying him into little tiny pieces. Once again, try using it as your signature departure line. You’ll look like a douche. Only Arnie can get it right.
Thumbs Up - Another Terminator 2 reference? Well, it is amazing so shut your pie hole. Having watched him hunt down John’s mum for an entire movie a few years previous it seemed like Arnie was going to easily catch him up until and end the little brat only for him to actually save the kid from Robert Patrick’s T-1000. And not only that, to sacrifice himself in order to guarantee Judgement Day would never occur (even though it did, so…ahem, anyway…). Genuine heart in the mouth moment.
“Consider that a divorce” – Has anyone ever dropped cheesy one-liners in the same way as Arnie? Not on my watch. Whether he’s lacerated a pipe through a man’s body then uttered, “Let off some steam” or followed the pinning of a soldier into a wall with a machete by simply advising the corpse to “stick around,” Arnie’s the king. And always will be.