LAST ACTION HERO is a film that lives outside of any tangible genre.
It’s a movie-in-a-movie that references other movies. More specifically,
it’s an action-movie-in-an-action-movie that references other action
movies. The film centers around Danny Madigan (
teenager plagued with mounting hardships. Danny copes with life by
skipping school and frequenting a rundown movie theater. He becomes
particularly fond of the Jack Slater franchise of action films. Jack
is a fictional, unyielding detective that
packs punches and corny one-liners. Slate is the quintessential action
movie hero. Prior to watching a sneak peak of the latest Jack Slater
film, Danny receives a magic ticket from the theater owner, Nick (Robert
Prosky). The Slater film begins, the ticket starts to glow and WHOA!
Suddenly Danny is catapulted into the big screen alongside detective
Slater. The two pair up and soon find themselves involved in improbable
car chases, epic explosions, and sporadic gunfire. While navigating
through the endless action, Danny desperately tries to explain to Jack
that they are in a movie and they need to literally find reality in
order to survive.
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