Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:
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It’s been a decade since Ah-nold headlined his last movie, 2003′s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. And in the opening scenes of his newest action blitzkrieg The Last Stand, you can see every one of those years etched along the sides of his face like alien dreads framing the face of the Predator.
Schwarzenegger plays Ray Owens, the seen-it-all sheriff of Deadwood Gulch Sommerton Junction, a sleepy Arizona border town so remote from any sort of civilization that the football team has to hop aboard a five-hour bus trip just to play the next team over. Owens, who I will henceforth call Ah-nold, spent many years working in the LAPD before a botched sting ended up leaving many of his fellow officers dead or significantly wounded. Since then, the thrill of the hunt just hasn’t tasted quite as sweet as it used to, hence his withdrawal to what has long been a quiet near-retirement.