With the dismal failure of “Sabatoge” this weekend, the headlines are all about how Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback is over before it really began. The Daily Beast agrees that “Sabotage” was awful but still sees a movie star in the 66 year-old former governor.
His starring role in the upcoming “Terminator” reboot aside, I thought Arnold was perfect in the criminally underrated “Last Stand” and formidable in the hour of “Escape Plan” I saw before my flight landed.
Late middle age has done nothing to diminish Arnold’s appealing onscreen presence. That means he just needs to find the right films. Forty years ago, John Wayne was still kicking ass in his mid-sixties, and just look at Stallone’s comeback.
All of today’s Hollywood Playbook Top-Five here.