This movie came and went with bad reviews and without doing much business, which I think justifies the overlooked tag. As for me (and I'm sure this comes as no surprise to any of you), I loved it.
The plot has the charismatic leader of a Mexican drug cartel escaping from FBI custody and trying to escape over the border. He plans to cross into Mexico at a small town in Arizona with only a small sheriff's department headed up by, yep, Arnold Schwarzenegger his own self. With his motley crew of deputies and civilian allies, which includes Johnny Knoxville and Luis Guzman, Arnold gets ready to try to stop the bad guy and his small army of cartel killers. Will he succeed? Will all the bits of business set up earlier in the film pay off? What do you think? If you didn't sleep through the Eighties, you know the answer.
Yes, it's extremely predictable, to the point that I turned to Livia as we were watching it and said, "Did we write this movie and just forget about it?" But it's predictable in the same way that a really good chicken fried steak is. THE LAST STAND is cinematic comfort food, and I really enjoyed it. The supporting cast, which also includes Forest Whitaker as an FBI agent, is good, and Arnold gives a nice low-key performance as he slips into the "old but still able to kick butt" mode that John Wayne used to great effect in the last ten or fifteen years of his career. Clearly, I'm the target audience for this movie. YMMV.