He’s baaack.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator

And The Tanna Leaves Say–:

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen in a starring role this weekend in THE LAST STAND (2013).  Sure, he was in THE EXPENDABLES (2010) and THE EXPENDABLES 2 (2012), but he just had a cameo in the first and he shared the screen with Stallone and his 1980s testosterone buddies in the second.  THE LAST STAND marks the first time Schwarzenegger is playing the lead in a movie since TERMINATOR 3:  RISE OF THE MACHINES (2003).

 So, in honor of the occasion, today’s Tanna Leaves question is, what’s your favorite Arnold role?

 For myself, I’d go with THE TERMINATOR (1984), and after that— well, there’s— there’s— no, wait.  Hmm.  After the Terminator, I can’t say there is one Arnold role that really stands out for me.  I’d hardly choose Conan, and in all his other movies that I’ve liked, there isn’t any particular role that jumps out at me.  Why not?  I guess, now that I think of it, Arnold is fun to watch because he’s playing himself.  Arnold is Arnold.

 So, perhaps my favorite Arnold role is simply— Arnold.

 But maybe you’re not so discerning.  Perhaps you enjoyed his gritty performance in PREDATOR (1987), or maybe you thought he was the best in TOTAL RECALL (1990).  Or maybe you think his most memorable role was in TRUE LIES (1994), or just maybe you were tickled by his Mr. Freeze in BATMAN AND ROBIN (1997)— yeah, right!  You might not want to admit to that one.

 Arnold Schwarzenegger is back on the big screen this weekend in THE LAST STAND.  Will it be a memorable occasion?  A film he can add to his previous hits?  We’ll find out, but in the meantime, looking back, now that you’ve had some time to think about it, what’s your favorite Arnold role?

 And The Tanna Leaves Say–:

 

 

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