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Schwarzenegger supports movie violence

Writer: Peter Chai


Arnold Schwarzenegger has no problem with movie violence.

20 Jan – After serving as the Governor of California for more than half a decade, Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently enjoying his post-politics life and a delighting comeback onto the big screen with his new movie "The Last Stand", and recently the 65-year-old said that there is no parallel between films and gun violence in real life, according to The Washington Post.

"I personally feel that this is entertainment. The other thing is a serious real life tragedy. I think that we are going to continue doing entertainment. That is what we are doing as our profession, but at the same time, we all have a responsibility, I think, to improve the situation that we are in," said Schwarzenegger, who is playing Ray Owens, a sheriff of an Arizona border town who is challenged to stop a Mexican cartel boss from returning to Mexico in Kim Ji-Woon's "The Last Stand".


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville in "The Last Stand".

Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger also addressed the gun tragedies that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut and claimed that parenting, education, security and gun laws are needed to tackle gun crimes.

"We as a society have the responsibility to look at this and leave no stone unturned," he said.

Before returning to the big screen with a major role in "The Last Stand", Schwarzenegger had warmed himself up by making a minor appearance in "The Expendables 2", alongside fellow action film heroes like Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jason Statham.

This year, the "Terminator" star will get into action with Stallone again in Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom's thriller "The Tomb".

"I feel I have a bigger range, acting-wise. It could be because of the age. It could be because of my experience that I have had now as governor," Schwarzenegger added.

Cinema Online held a special screening for "The Last Stand" at Cathay Cineplex in eCurve recently. After the screening, we asked the viewers about their thoughts on the movie and the number of stars they rated it out of 5.


Jayson Ching: "The movie was great. I'm a big fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, it feels good to see his return to movie business after he retired as the governor of California. He's old yet he can still perform stunts. I'll give it 4 stars."

Ai Wei: "The story is expected, especially the ending. It's a normal show for me and it's kind of a family movie that I can watch it at home. I'm a big fan of Arnold but not for this film. I'll give "The Last Stand" 3 stars."

"The Last Stand" is out in cinemas in Malaysia now!


Cinema Online, 20 January 2013

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