Picture from The Last Stand
Overall D+

When an aging sheriff (Arnold Schwarzenegger) gets word that his small town may expect a visit from an escaping leader of a drug cartel, the law man prepares to stop him by force. Expect a lot of bullets to fly in this stand off.

Violence D
Sexual Content B+
Profanity D
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout, and language.

Talk to your kids about…

The Last Stand

Why kinds of criminals are popular in action movies today? Have you noticed a change in who the “bad guys” are now versus a decade (or longer) ago?

How do movies like The Last Stand justify the use of violence? With current debates about the regulation of guns in the United States, how might a movie like this influence people’s opinions? Do you think it would make them more supportive of restrictive gun laws or less so? How do our own experiences color how we interpret a movie?

Even though none of the scenes in this movie take place in Mexico, how is that country depicted? How would you feel about this movie if you were a Mexican citizen?

Find out how politics has affected Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career here: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/15/arnold-schwarzenegger-im-a-better-actor-now/