Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback has been a disappointment so far. Even if there are a few decent parts to both The Last Stand and Escape Plan, as well as his brief moments in The Expendables 2, as whole vehicles for the returned action star each has been pretty underwhelming. Enough that some critics and fans have wondered if he should just quietly leave Hollywood for good. Well, let's not go that far just yet, because with the upcoming Sabotage, Arnie might finally truly be back.
Formerly known as Ten, the movie's first trailer has just arrived and looks really good for its kind. Sabotage is directed by David Ayer, whose End of Watch would have been one of the best films of 2012 if not for its incongruous ending. Schwarzenegger plays the leader of a team of DEA agents, who start dying one by one following their arrest of a cartel drug lord and seizure of millions of dollars in cash. The story is actually based on the most classic of Agatha Christie mysteries, And Then There Were None, which should remind us of Predator. But then it looks like it crosses over into some classic Commando-style, save-the-family, one-man-against-an-army action in the third act.
This movie also has a great cast supporting Schwarzenegger in case his wooden acting needs overshadowing, including Terrence Howard, Lost costars Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau, fellow Terminator Sam Worthington and Olivia Williams, who sports a thick Southern twang as an investigator. Hopefully the movie's script holds everything together, as it is written by Skip Woods, whose past work includes X-Men Origins: Wolverine and A Good Day to Die Hard. That's one thing we can never tell from a trailer. But at least we can tell it looks awesome. See for yourself:
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