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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero was for lack of a better word, a bit of a mess.  Partially because Jurassic Park was playing along side it and the rest was history.... The other part was to try to cash in on an Arnold parody which to this day is divided between. "It's not so bad." "It F**ing Sucks." and "At least it's not -Insert Twilight/Batman and Robin/ Anything by Michael Bay Joke here-."  This bombed at the box office, but much like Tron and The Thing, it gained a cult following and a video game.

The movie starts with Danny, a kid who spends most of his after school (and sometimes during school.) days going to the theater and watching the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger movie series, Jack Slater.  A cop who despite trying to be by the book is always going on an adventure which tears apart the city.  (Or in the recent movie, caused the death of his son.)  After being burglarized in his house Danny goes to the theater again where Nick, his friend and head projectionist of the theater; offers him a private screening of the recent Slater film, Jack Slater IV.  Along the way he hands Danny a ticket he claims to belong to Harry Houdini, which is supposed to have magical powers.  During the screening the ticket reacts to the movie and Danny finds himself into the world of Jack Slater, where the laws of movie cliche's apply.  He must now prove to Jack that he is in a movie while trying to stop an evil plot by the recent villain Benedict, while at the same time find a way home.

Now for the fun part Could It Exist In Real Life?

First off before I say what I am about to say.  I am well aware that there is no such thing as a magic ticket that sucks people into movies.  Believe me if I had my hands on that why would I be doing a defiction blog when I could just swipe money and make out with hot celebrit----- Forget I said that last one.

Ok first and foremost the Jack Slater universe.  This concept can exist, through two cosmological theories.  Theory Number 1: The Multiverse, a theory where there is a possibility of multiple universes as well as multiple earths.  Theory Number 2: Fictional Realism,  this is a branch theory of Theory 1, in which logic states that if more than one universe exists, there should also be multiple universes where fictional characters are living and breathing.  In the case of Last Action Hero, there exists 2 universes separate from our own. The first is The Last Action Hero Universe, in which the same rules as this universe apply, such as real world wounds and cuts and no instant explosions.  The only difference is the characters in it are not real.  The Second universe is the Jack Slater Universe in which the laws of action movie physics no matter how implausible will apply.  In other words it's Michael Bay's version of Heaven. 

Second of all is the Ticket. While I said it cannot exist, the concept can. For starters the giver, Harry Houdini, is a real life magician and has had a hobby of searching for items on the occult.  Then there's Danny, Nick said that the Magic wasn't in the Ticket, but in Danny.  Which can only mean one thing. He is a Time Lord. 

As usual, debate, argue and let me know what I missed. Stay Tuned For More.  I'll be back.

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